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Peter Berglez

Position: Professor School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Email: cGV0ZXIuYmVyZ2xlejtvcnUuc2U=

Phone: +46 19 301482

Room: F3139

Peter Berglez

About Peter Berglez

Peter Berglez’s research mainly involves the following three areas:

Global journalism
What is the role of journalism in a globalizing world? To what extent and in what ways are media able to connect the global with the national and local, i.e. to provide global outlooks on local and national events? In what ways does journalism develop its ability to cover global affairs and issues such as climate change, the economy, energy crisis, etc.? In what ways could the network society, social platforms, and digital media contribute to cross-border perspectives in journalism or in other types of communication? Over almost 20 years, Peter Berglez has published two books (including a dissertation) and many articles, chapters, and reports about cross-border journalism and global journalism in particular. His theoretical and empirical contributions to the understanding of global journalism are internationally established in both journalism research and education.

More recently, together with fellow scholars and through a dialogue with the media sector, he has co-developed the concept of sustainable journalism, which is in part related to global journalism. This concept focuses on how we understand the role of journalism in relation to sustainable development and the globe’s sustainability challenges. Here, research has involved examining the potential benefits and challenges of practicing sustainable journalism and its news value criteria. As of 2022, Berglez is a board member of the international Sustainable Journalism Network

Climate change communication
Berglez has extensive experience of empirically examining environmental issues and controversies in the media, be they traditional media or social platforms. Through several projects funded by Formas, mediated climate change has been explored in terms of certain/uncertain knowledge; climate shame; journalism’s ability/inability to cover the climate change issue; and the connection between extreme weather events and climate change. In a previous project funded by SIDA, he explored the role of climate communication in Uganda together with local researchers.

Cross-professional relations, collaboration, and media/communication
A third research area involves analyses of the relations between different professions/professional groups and expertise, along with the role of media use and social platforms in particular. A previous project led by Berglez and funded by the Swedish Research Council studied the everyday interaction between journalists, PR practitioners and politicians on Twitter. The focus of this area is on the potential misunderstandings, tensions or asymmetric relations in the communication; how different professional groups’ knowledge perspectives and values transform or hybridize through the communication, and pathways to successful and efficient communication in the context of interorganizational collaboration.


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Articles in journals

Articles, book reviews


Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers

Conference proceedings (editor)

Daily newspapers

Data set

Doctoral theses, monographs