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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.

Jin Sangtae performs with computer hard drives as instruments. Photo: Jin Sangtae

Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice

Read our full report from the international conference 'Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice' in Stockholm on November 27-29, 2019. Written by Doron Galili, research fellow, and John Fullerton, professor emeritus.

Swedish Cinema and Everyday Life | PUBLIC LECTURE

Welcome to a public lecture on March 19 on 'Swedish Cinema and Everyday Life: A study of cinema-going in its peak and decline' with Associate Professor Åsa Jernudd, Örebro University. Moderated by professor John Sundholm, Stockholm University.

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Resurgent Visual Sovereignty | PUBLIC LECTURE

Welcome to a public lecture on April 23 on 'Resurgent Visual Sovereignty' with Dr. Justin De Leon, University of Notre Dame, INDIANA. Moderated by Research Fellow and Lecturer Nadi Tofighian, Stockholm University.

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...

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. 


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.

Meet our researchers