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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.

Ett ljus lyser för förintelsens offer. Foto: Dmitrii Melnikov © Mostphotos

Why Swedish newspapers stopped writing about the persecution of the Jews

– After the outbreak of the war in 1939, and for a two-to-three year period after - as the German strategy of extermination of the Jews was planned and gradually implemented - the Swedish press stopped writing about the persecution of the Jews, said Ester Pollack, Professor of Journalism, during her inaugural professorial lecture one week ago at Stockholm University. 


Early morning in Stockholm with the City Hall in the background. Photo: Instamatic © Mostphotos

Cultural Journalism: Its Global, Democratic and Transformative Dimensions | International Symposium

Welcome to the International Symposium "Cultural Journalism: Its Global, Democratic and Transformative Dimensions" on February 13-14, 2020, at Stockholm University, SWEDEN.

IMS Fall 2019

All you need to know - Fall semester 2019

Summer is here but we have our focus on the Fall and the many courses/programmes starting Fall semester 2019. Check out the site with information regarding registration, schedule, course texts and more...

Polisbil insvept i blommor dagarna efter terrorattacken på Drottninggatan. Foto: Roland Lundgren

This is how Swedish media portrayed the 2017 terror attack in Stockholm visually

Previously researchers have examined how the media depicted the terror attack in Stockholm on April 7, 2017, when a hijacked truck plowed into crowds, killing five and injuring several others. But only one researcher has explored the visual aspect of it. Media researcher Maria Nilsson, Stockholm University, has mapped out how the Swedish media described the terror attack visually through the lenses of their own photographers and through visual eyewitness contributions of pictures and videos. 

PARIS. Den franska trikoloren med Eiffeltornet i bakgrunden. GENREBILD. Foto: SavvaPanf © Mostphotos

Cultural journalism played an important role in the coverage of the 2015 terror attacks in Paris

A new Nordicom study by media researchers Kristina Riegert and Andreas Widholm, Stockholm University, shows that cultural journalism played an important role in the Swedish coverage of the 2015 terror attacks in Paris.

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