Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University is a thriving research environment of recognised international standing. It is the home of two International peer-reviewed journals: the Journal of Language and Politics and Social Semiotics, as well as the Bloomsbury book series Advances in Critical Discourse Studies. The department is a world leader in the field of critical discourse studies.
The research is conducted within three groups. The research group Discourse, Communication and Media (DCM) focuses on critical, multimodal discourse studies, analyses of talk, and journalism studies from a global perspective. Studies investigate all forms of communication in contemporary journalism, politics, popular culture and society taking place on various media platforms. Moving Images and Screen Cultures (MISC) group includes researchers with backgrounds ranging from different areas in Film Studies. Thea areas span from new cinema history research to studies in transmedia storytelling as well as film philosophy. Research in the third group, Strategic Communication (SCOM) looks at how the contemporary media landscape influences the development of strategic communication and its audience / target groups with special interest in strategic communication between companies, authorities and politicians.
Abalo, E. & Nilsson, J. (2021). Fostering the truthful individual Communicating media literacy in the comic Bamse. Nordicom Review, 42 (1), 109-123. Link to article in Sciendo
Allam, R. & El Gody, A. (2021). Diffusion of Development Journalism Inside Egyptian Newsrooms. The International Journal of Press/Politics. Link to article in Sage Journals
Andersson, H. & Smith, A. (2021). Flags and fields: a comparative analysis of national identity in butter packaging in Sweden and the UK. Social Semiotics. Link to article in Taylor & Frances Online
Eriksson, G. & O’Hagan, L. (2021). Selling "Healthy" Radium Products With Science: A Multimodal Analysis of Marketing in Sweden, 1910-1940. Science communication. Link to article in Sage Journals
Eriksson, M. & Engqvist, B. (2021). Medborgarnas beteende på kommunala webbsidor om risk, beredskap och kris: en pilotstudie. Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (DURCOM Arbetsrapport 1). Link to publication (pdf)
Kroon, Å. (2021). "Moderate” gendering in Swedish gambling advertisements. Feminist Media Studies. Link to article in Taylor & Frances Online
Sataøen, H. L. (2021). "Exotic, welcoming and fresh”: stereotypes in new Nordic branding. Journal of Place Management and Development. Link to article in Emerald Insight