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
2020 Visualizing the Experience of Flight: Photojournalistic Portraits and Refugee Migration Maria Nilsson
2020 The Role of Think Tanks in the Swedish Political Landscape Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
2020 Mellan det hyperlokala och globala: Journalistikens förändringar och utmaningar i en digital tid: Vänbok till Gunnar Nygren Ester Appelgren, Andreas Widholm
2020 Myten om datajournalistik Ester Appelgren, Andreas Widholm
2020 As the Holocaust escalated the Swedish press fell silent:: media and the normalisation of passivity and non-engagement in WWII Sweden Ester Pollack
2020 Media and climate migration: Transnational and local reporting on vulnerable island communities Florencia Enghel, Anna Roosvall, Matthew Tegelberg
2020 Gender and age inequalities in television and news production culture in Poland: Ethnography in a public broadcasting company. Greta Gober
2020 Cosmopolitanism in the Antropocene (with a postscript on the Coronavirus): - Miyase Christensen
2020 Cosmopolitanism in the Anthropocene: - Miyase Christensen
2019 Identity, Empathy and Argument:: Immigrants in Culture and Entertainment Journalism in the Scandinavian Press Jan Fredrik Hovden, Kristina Riegert
2019 Sweden and the #Metoo movement Ester Pollack
2019 Abundance or crisis?: Transformations in the media ecology of Swedish cultural journalism over four decades Kristina Riegert, Anna Roosvall, Andreas Widholm
2019 Källkritik! Journalistik i lögnens tid Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
2019 Transnational News Consumption and Digital Content Mobility: Insights from Sweden Andreas Widholm
2019 The Difference Culture Makes: Comparing Swedish news and cultural journalism on the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris Kristina Riegert, Andreas Widholm
2019 Allt mer tolkande journalistik: Subjektivitet, åsikter och känslor i nyhetsmedierna Anna Roosvall, Andreas Widholm
2019 Arctic Geopolitics, Media and Power Miyase Christensen, Annika E. Nilsson
2019 An Ethics of (Not) Showing: Citizen witnessing, Journalism and Visualizations of a Terror Attack Maria Nilsson
2019 Feminist transnational diaspora in the making. The case of the #BlackProtest Greta Gober, Justyna Struzik
2019 Broadcasting Against the Grain: The Contradictory Roles of RT in Global Media Age Liudmila Voronova, Andreas Widholm

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