MAY 16, 2013. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Photo: Cardiff University © Flickr
MAY 16, 2013. Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen makes the case for researching the role of emotions in mediated politics Photo: Cardiff University © Flickr


Emotions have long been neglected in media research, although their role is a vital ingredient in shaping our shared stories and the ways we engage with them. But emotions, as they circulate through the media, can also be divisive and exclusionary.

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen makes the case for researching the role of emotions in mediated politics. Drawing on a series of studies, she explores the complex relationship between emotions, politics and media. The book includes analyses of how Facebook structures emotional reactions; the anger of Donald Trump; the use of personal storytelling in feminist Twitter hashtags; the role of emotionality in award-winning journalism; and the communities created by political fandoms.

Essential reading for scholars and students, this important volume opens up new ways of thinking about and researching emotions, media and politics.


About the researcher and author
 

Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Photo: Unknown
Cardiff University journalism professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen will visit Stockholm on January 29, 2020. Photo: Unknown


Karin Wahl-Jorgensen is Professor of Journalism, Media and Communications at Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Read more. Last time she visited JMK, Stockholm University was during her Bonnier guest professorship in the autumn of 2014.