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Research subject

Media and Communication Studies


Subject information


Peter Berglez

Research domains

  • Humanities-Social sciences

Research environments

The Media & Communications Department at Örebro University contributes to developing the national and international research fronts in innovative and creative ways. The research subject has three sub-groups representing different themes: Discourse, Communication and Media, Moving Images and Screen Cultures, and Strategic Communication. Research in the sub-groups comprises a variety of areas that have a common interest in cross-disciplinary and critical approaches. By applying a multitude of theories and methods, different types of communicative and mediated practices and phenomena are explored both in local and global contexts. The forms and conditions of mediated communication and their impact on societal changes are central issues of investigation. The subject consists of an international group of researchers and Ph.D. students from different parts of the world which enrichens our perspectives and approaches. Collaborations with other researchers and milieus are integral parts of the subject’s research work, as well as collaborations with organizations and institutions outside of academia. 

The research group Discourse, Communication and Media (DCM) focuses on critical, multimodal discourse studies, analyses of talk, and journalistic studies with a global perspective. Studies explore various forms of communication in contemporary journalism, politics, popular culture, and society that take place on a variety of media platforms. Moving Images and Screen Cultures (MISC) hosts researchers from various strands of film studies and media studies and is characterized by both theoretical and methodological breadth. Research expands over historic and ethnographic studies of film culture to explorations of transmedia storytelling and studies of film as thought/theory/philosophy. Research within Strategic Communication (SCOM) revolves around how the modern media landscape impacts on the development of strategic communication and its audiences/target groups. Researchers’ interests include strategic communication within the corporate, government authority and political spheres.

New Publications

Abalo, Ernesto. & Nilsson, Johan (2021). Fostering the truthful individual Communicating media literacy in the comic Bamse. Nordicom Review, 42 (1), 109-123. Link to article in Sciendo

Allam, Rasha. & El Gody, Ahmed. (2021). Diffusion of Development Journalism Inside Egyptian Newsrooms. The International Journal of Press/Politics. Link to article in Sage Journals

Andersson, Helen. & Smith, Angela. (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, Göran. & O’Hagan, Lauren (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, Mats. & Engqvist, Björn. (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, Åsa. (2021). "Moderate” gendering in Swedish gambling advertisements. Feminist Media Studies. Link to article in Taylor & Frances Online

Sataøen, Hogne. L. (2021). "Exotic, welcoming and fresh”: stereotypes in new Nordic branding. Journal of Place Management and Development. Link to article in Emerald Insight