Background

Andreas Widholm is Associate Professor of journalism in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. He received his PhD from the same department in 2011. His research addresses the relationship between media, politics and culture with a particular focus on journalism and social media. This broad area includes studies of global television news, cultural journalism, digital political communication, verification practices, alternative media and transnational media audiences.

Andreas is currently director of the research project “The hybridization of Political Communication: Politicized News Formats and the Boundaries of Journalism”, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (2022-2024). Between 2016-2022, he was a co-researcher within a project exploring historical and contemporary practices of cultural journalism in Sweden (funded by the Swedish research council). Since 2016, he has been involved in a series of studies focusing on media coverage of the Russia-Ukraine conflict (financed by MSB, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency). Before that, he conducted research within “Changing places”, a research project exploring global and local media events as mediated through screen practices in public space (VR, Swedish Research Council 2011-2013).

In 2013-2016 Andreas held a position as senior lecturer of journalism at Södertörn University. In 2012-2013 he was appointed researcher in residence at Swedish Public Service Radio, where he worked with a series of projects relating to media consumption, online news flows and local audience networks.

Andreas teaches at all levels within the area of journalism studies, and in methods courses in media and communication studies. He is on the board of the Swedish institute for media studies (Institutet för mediestudier).

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