Global Media Studies and the Politics of Mediated Communication

Leading Research Environment

Research conducted at the Journalism and Media-Communication Studies (JMK) Division of the Department of Media Studies (IMS) revolves around questions related with global media forms and cultures, and political aspects of mediated communication from critical and societal perspectives. In addition, our research on globalization and media is interdisciplinary and critical, aspiring to combine theoretical finesse with innovative scholarship. Global Media Studies, which constitutes the first thematic area of the LRE is an area in which JMK excels nationally-internationally. Equally significant are expressive cultures and cross-cultural social movements as well as broader concerns with the globalization of formats and styles, media technology, and narrative forms, often including a critical interrogation of visual dimensions of these forms and practices. In addition to analyses of media globalization and transnational news, our research comprises of cosmopolitanism, war and conflict; identity and politics; global media events, media witnessing, cultural diversity and geography; climate change and the media; technology and society; critical geopolitics and popular communication; representation and the media; and, audiences and consumption.

Another, historically prominent, research focus is on the politics of mediated communication including studies of the societal roles played by the news media; power relationships between politicians and journalists; the politics of news reporting; surveillance, social movements; political communication and PR; gender and diversity; media in historical and contemporary conflicts; and, how media narratives and social media negotiate emotions and existential issues. In much of this work, national and international media representations, with a focus on the visual as well as textual elements, are a continuing theme.

A central concern of research conducted under the rubrics of Global Media Studies and Politics of Mediated Communication is to produce innovative, meaningful, cutting-edge research that significantly contributes to the field by way of promoting social perspectives. In the larger departmental context (with Cinema and Fashion Studies), the LRE embodies an even greater potential to enhance what is already a vibrant, productive and increasingly well-known component of Stockholm University.

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Published Title Authors
2013 Framing Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: Intermediaries of Urgency, Spirituality and De-nationalization Anna Roosvall, Matthew Tegelberg
2013 Connecting in Crisis: old and new media and the Arab Spring Alexa Robertson
2013 The privatization of development through global communication industries: Living Proof? Florencia Enghel, Wilkins, Karin
2013 New Nordic journalism research: Challenges and perspectives Sigurd Allern, Henrik Bødker, Martin Eide, Epp Lauk, Ester Pollack
2013 The Arab Spring as Meta-Event and Communicative Spaces Miyase Christensen, Christian Christensen
2013 Wave-Riding and Hashtag-Jumping: Twitter, Minority "Third Parties" and the 2012 US Elections Christian Christensen
2013 @Sweden: Curating a Nation on Twitter Christian Christensen
2012 Misframing the Messenger: Scales of Justice, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Media Coverage of Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Anna Roosvall
2012 Media Cultures and Cosmopolitan Connections Alexa Robertson
2012 Narratives of Resistance: comparing global news coverage of the Arab Spring Alexa Robertson
2012 Scandalous!: The Mediated Construction of Political Scandals in Four Nordic Countries Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
2012 Thoughts on States, Revolutions and Liberation Technologies Christian Christensen
2012 Assemblage, Adaptation and Apps: Smartphones and Mobile Gaming Christian Christensen
2012 Covering Assange: Taking our Eyes off the Prize Christian Christensen
2011 Amateur Images and Global News Kari Andén-Papadopoulos, Mervi Pantti
2011 Introduction: On Photography, History and Memory in Spain Maria Nilsson
2011 Europe in Transition: Transnational Television News and European Identity Andreas Widholm
2011 Online Territories: Globalization, Mediated Practice and Social Space Miyase Christensen, Christian Christensen, André Jansson
2011 In case of diversity: Dilemmas of sharing good practices across borders in European broadcasting Karina Horsti, Gunilla Hultén
2011 Directing diversity: Managing cultural diversity media policies in Finnish and Swedish public service broadcasting Karina Horsti, Gunilla Hultén

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