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Department of Media Studies

The Department of Media Studies at Stockholm university offers courses and conduct research in journalism, media, communication, fashion and cinema studies.


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Professor: 'Trump's divisive speech is coming under increased scrutiny'

The US president Donald Trump has created a new way of talking in public premised on the expression of anger, according to Cardiff University Journalism Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen. During her visit to Stockholm University in January she labelled his rhetoric as 'angry populism'.

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Professor: "Everyone assumed that men founded the film industry"

”Friends of those heads of industries wrote those first versions of what happened. And little by little it was forgotten that women were instrumental”, said Professor Jane Gaines, Columbia University, N.Y., newly awarded with an honorary doctorate degree by Stockholm University.

Stockholm University Journalism professor Ester Pollack. Photo: Jens Lasthein

Learn how to recognize false information in social media

Stockholm University Journalism Professor Ester Pollack that has carried out research on critical evaluation of sources, gives you her best advice on how to avoid being misled by false information on social media.

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Domitor: Early Cinema, from Provenance to Media Archaeology: Notes from the Media Matter Conference

The 'Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice' conference at Stockholm University last year "sought to rethink the relationship among media objects, materiality, history, and art practice by exploring a wide range of both well-known and forgotten media artifacts", writes Domitor's Hugo Ljungbäck.

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Expert: The king's speech to the nation eases the sense of danger

Two weeks ago H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf gave a speech to the nation. Media researcher Kristina Widestedt, at Stockholm University, specialized in the role of royals in society, told Politico on Wednesday that: "A comforting message helps ease the imminent sense of danger".

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Stockholm University transitions to distance learning from 18 March Photo: Andrey Popov © Mostphotos

The Department of Media Studies transitions to distance learning

The Department of Media Studies transitions to distance learning from 18 March 2020, due to the difficult situation caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus in Sweden.

Info Spring 2020

Course information Spring 2020

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IMS Fall 2019

All you need to know - Spring semester 2020

Winter is here (coming) but we have our focus on the Spring and the many courses/programmes starting Spring semester 2020. Check out the site with information regarding registration, schedule, course texts and more...

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