Department of Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University is a thriving research environment of recognised international standing. It houses such peer-reviewed international publications as Journal of Language and Politics or Social Semiotics as well as the book series Bloomsbury Advances in Critical Discourse Studies. It is one of the world’s leading centres in such areas as Critical Discourse Studies or Global Journalism. Örebro’s Media and Communication research takes place within three research areas/teams. For information on the research areas, please refer to the department’s web page.The group of Discourse and Communication Studies specialises in such areas as critical discourse studies, analysis of broadcast talk and media language, and studies of organisational communication and public relations. Media and Journalism Studies group focuses on media theory and analysis, traditional and new/social media, and journalism studies including global journalism and transformations of journalistic practice. The third group – of Visual Communication and Film Studies – works on various aspects of visual and multimodal communication and on critical approaches to film and visual culture.