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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LRE Newsletter 6-Fall 2018 18 februari 2019
The Screening Protest Symposium a Global Media Café 20 november 2018
Challenging and understanding gender injustice in Indian journalism 09 oktober 2018
Activities with LRE guest professor Shakuntala Rao 2018 12 september 2018
Newsletter issue 5-Spring 2018 04 september 2018
Second day of ICA Pre-Conference on Global Media and Human Rights 28 maj 2018
First day of ICA Pre-Conference on Global Media and Human Rights 24 maj 2018
"In the mood for power: Media, emotions and power": A Public Lecture by Anu Kantola 12 april 2018
What does a postdoc do? 28 februari 2018
Newsletter 4 - 2017 22 december 2017
“The Cultural Politics of Human Rights”: A Public Lecture by Kate Nash 29 november 2017
ICA Pre-Conference: Global Media and Human Rights in Prague 27 november 2017
Global Media Café: "Free Speech and Free Press in Turkey” 09 november 2017
Producing image activism after the Arab uprisings 20 september 2017
Newsletter Issue 3 – 2017 14 september 2017
Newsletter Issue 2 - 2016 03 maj 2017
Where is home? 13 mars 2017
Populism and the dangers of anti-liberal communication 08 februari 2017
Guest Professor Silvio Waisbord returned to Stockholm for a series of lectures 07 februari 2017
Disconnections: The possibility of communication across differences and conflict 26 september 2016
Think tanks as agenda setters Symposium 02 juni 2016
Newsletter Issue 1 - 2016 01 juni 2016
The photojournalism of ‘superfluous people’: Responsibility, mediation and power 25 april 2016
Tracking the trackers: a public lecture by Bev Skeggs 14 mars 2016
Post-humanitarianism in the digital era: a public lecture by Lilie Chouliaraki 10 februari 2016
Global Media Café “Migration in Times of Crisis” 01 februari 2016
Newsletter Issue 0 - 2015 01 december 2015
The changing media coverage of Roma people 21 oktober 2015
Cosmpolitanism in the limelight at the Global Media Café 17 oktober 2015