Global Media Studies and the Politics of Mediated Communication

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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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Publicerad Titel Författare
2009 The Everyday after 9/11: Cycles and Details Christian Christensen
2009 Political Documentary, Online Organization and Activist Synergies Christian Christensen
2009 Jesters and Journalists Christian Christensen
2009 YouTube: The Evolution of Media? Christian Christensen
2008 Cosmopolitanization and Real Time Tragedy: television news coverage of the Asian tsunami Alexa Robertson
2008 Online methodology: Analysing news flows of online journalism Robert Kautsky, Andreas Widholm
2008 Shifting Landscapes: Film and Media in European Context Miyase Christensen, Nezih Erdoǧan
2007 Recension av Visualizing Spanish Modernity, red. Susan Larson och Eva Woods Maria Nilsson
2007 Politicotainment: Television's Take on the Real Kristina Riegert
2006 A Photographer's Vision of the Transition: An Interview with Pilar Aymerich Maria Nilsson
2006 Främmande sidor: Främlingskap och nationell gemenskap i fyra svenska dagstidningar efter 1945 Gunilla Hultén
2005 Journalists, Narratives of European Enlargement and the Man-on-the Sofa Alexa Robertson
2005 Utrikesjournalistikens antropologi: Nationalitet, etnicitet och kön i svenska tidningar Anna Roosvall
2004 News of the other: Tracing Identity in Scandinavian Constructions of the Eastern Baltic Sea Region Kristina Riegert
2004 Against the Grain: Photojournalism in Transition-era Spain Maria Nilsson
2003 Taking to the Street: Photojournalism and Democratization in Barcelona 1970-1979 Maria Nilsson
2001 Going Nowhere: : Photographic Representations of Tourists in Small World by Martin Parr Maria Nilsson
2001 En studie i medier och brott Ester Pollack