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Ekström, Mats
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Amnå, E., Ekström, M. & Stattin, H. (2016). Our kids.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Our kids
2016 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
National Category
Media and Communications Political Science
Research subject
Political Science; Psychology; Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-54282 (URN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2017-01-04 Created: 2017-01-04 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved
Ekström, M. & Östman, J. (2015). Information, interaction and creative production: The effects of three forms of Internet use on youth democratic engagement. Communication Research, 42(6), 796-818
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information, interaction and creative production: The effects of three forms of Internet use on youth democratic engagement
2015 (English)In: Communication Research, ISSN 0093-6502, E-ISSN 1552-3810, Vol. 42, no 6, p. 796-818Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines the effects of informational, interactional and creative forms of Internet use on behavioral and cognitive indicators of youth democratic engagement. Data from an extensive two-wave panel survey of Swedish adolescents (N = 1,520) were examined. Results show that the effects of informational and interactional Internet use on political participation are indirect, with online political interactions acting as an intervening variable. In addition, creative production was found to be a direct positive predictor of online and offline political participation, but negatively related to political knowledge. The effects were statistically significant even when accounting for self-selection and previous levels of democratic engagement. Taken together, these findings contribute novel theoretical insights into the mechanisms by which Internet use may encourage or hinder youths’ democratic engagement.

Keywords
Internet use, political participation, democratic engagement, political knowledge, youth
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-27194 (URN)10.1177/0093650213476295 (DOI)000358082800003 ()2-s2.0-84937215780 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Political Socialization and Human Agency: The Development of Civic Engagement from Adolescence to Young Adulthood
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2013-01-31 Created: 2013-01-31 Last updated: 2018-08-28Bibliographically approved
Ekström, M., Eriksson, G., Johansson, B. & Wikström, P. (2013). Biased interrogations?: a multi-methodological approach on bias in election campaign interviews. Journalism Studies, 14(3), 423-439
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Biased interrogations?: a multi-methodological approach on bias in election campaign interviews
2013 (English)In: Journalism Studies, ISSN 1461-670X, E-ISSN 1469-9699, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 423-439Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study, based on Swedish data from three elections (2002, 2006 and 2010) and on a revised version of Clayman's and Heritage's conceptualization of aggressive questioning, examines bias in election campaign interviews with leading political figures. In the first part of the study, the prevalence of partisan bias is explored, and this analysis confirms that such bias does not exist. Informed by Conversation Analysis, a limited number of interviews from the 2006 election are investigated in the second part. This analysis also involves questions scripted by journalists, and it compares both quantitatively and qualitatively the differences between the manuscripts and live interaction. The results question the assumption that bias is solely related to journalistic values and actions. The level of aggressiveness in the interviews is also dependent on how the politicians manage the interview questions.

Keywords
accountability, adversarialness, aggressiveness, bias, election campaigns, interviews, journalism, partisan journalism, politics
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-29759 (URN)10.1080/1461670X.2012.689488 (DOI)000318734200009 ()
Available from: 2013-06-27 Created: 2013-06-25 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Ekström, M. & Eriksson, G. (2013). Citizen participation in journalistic discourse: multiplatform political interviews in the Swedish election campaign 2010. In: Mats Ekström, Andrew Tolson (Ed.), Media talk and political elections in Europe and America: (pp. 181-204). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Citizen participation in journalistic discourse: multiplatform political interviews in the Swedish election campaign 2010
2013 (English)In: Media talk and political elections in Europe and America / [ed] Mats Ekström, Andrew Tolson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p. 181-204Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-32610 (URN)978-1-137-27331-4 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2011-1708
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved
Ekström, M. & Östman, J. (2013). Family talk, peer talk, and young people’s civic orientation. European Journal of Communication, 28(3), 294-308
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family talk, peer talk, and young people’s civic orientation
2013 (English)In: European Journal of Communication, ISSN 0267-3231, E-ISSN 1460-3705, Vol. 28, no 3, p. 294-308Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on interpersonal communication in the family and among peers in order to empirically examine the general idea that everyday civic talk might develop young people’s civic orientation. Two questions are addressed: (1) What is the significance of civic talk in relation to key dimensions of young people’s civic orientation? (2) What does civic talk in peer settings specifically contribute to young people’s civic orientation? The study is based on survey data from high school students and their parents (N = 1148). The findings offer clear support to the idea that civic talk in everyday contexts matters for young people’s development of political knowledge, democratic values and different forms of civic practices. Civic talk in peer settings contributes uniquely to all dimensions of youths’ civic orientation. Implications of the findings for political socialization research and theories of the democratic mechanisms of civic talk are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2013
Keywords
deliberative democracy, political talk, civic orientation, political communication, youth
National Category
Communication Studies Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-21575 (URN)10.1177/0267323113475410 (DOI)000319520100005 ()2-s2.0-84871273392 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Political Socialization and Human Agency: The Development of Civic Engagement from Adolescence to Young Adulthood
Available from: 2012-02-09 Created: 2012-02-09 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Kroon Lundell, Å. & Ekström, M. (2013). Interpreting the news: Swedish correspondents as expert sources 1982-2012. Journalism Practice
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interpreting the news: Swedish correspondents as expert sources 1982-2012
2013 (English)In: Journalism Practice, ISSN 1751-2786, E-ISSN 1751-2794Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines a news genre that is designed for the enactment of interpretive journalism: the live studio correspondent commentary on Swedish news. We trace how the role of expert commentator/interpreter of events has evolved during a 30-year period with a focus on the relation between interaction and surrounding context. How is the expert interpreter role multimodally achieved, and how do technologies enable or constrain the enactment of an expert identity in these dialogues? As we discuss our results, also basing our argument on other studies of the same interactional phenomena, we will propose that the existence of this particular news format can be related to an ongoing power struggle between journalists and politicians. We see these interactions as providing journalism with a perhaps yet underestimated powerful resource in the framing of news, and argue that they should not be written off as merely supplying lightweight, gossipy comments about politics in a glossy studio environment.

Keywords
dialogues, expert, interaction, news, source, television
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-29928 (URN)10.1080/17512786.2013.802490 (DOI)
Note

Published online June 7, 2013 prior to paper copy.

Available from: 2013-07-02 Created: 2013-07-02 Last updated: 2018-05-19Bibliographically approved
Kroon Lundell, Å., Ekström, M. & Eriksson, G. (2013). Live co-produced news: emerging forms of news production and presentation on the web. In: : . Paper presented at 63rd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference 17-21 June, London, UK.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Live co-produced news: emerging forms of news production and presentation on the web
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-32859 (URN)
Conference
63rd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference 17-21 June, London, UK
Available from: 2013-12-20 Created: 2013-12-20 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Kroon Lundell, Å., Ekström, M. & Eriksson, G. (2013). Live co-produced news: emerging forms of newsproduction and presentation on the web. Media Culture and Society, 35(5), 620-639
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Live co-produced news: emerging forms of newsproduction and presentation on the web
2013 (English)In: Media Culture and Society, ISSN 0163-4437, E-ISSN 1460-3675, Vol. 35, no 5, p. 620-639Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

New technologies offer new interactional possibilities for news journalism, but they also pose a challenge to broadcasters who are accustomed to the practices of ‘old’ television news. The web is one such arena where broadcasters are in the process of mastering a sense of sociability (Scannell 1996, 2010) and ‘communicative ease’ (cf. Hutchby, 2006) in relation to audiences. They struggle to find ways to engage audiences in the roles of both viewers and users in line with the technological affordances of the web. Rather little attention has yet been paid to how the general sociability of broadcasting is influenced by the development of digital media. This study presents a case of how broadcasters orient to their audience(s) in a so-called live news co-production on the web. The main point is to highlight both possibilities and dilemmas in the management of audience-oriented activities on a new technological platform with its different conditions for production and reception. We argue that broadcasters interested in producing web news both need to adhere to the professional principles and standards of ordinary broadcasting, and at the same time show that they are competent enough to also produce unpolished, layman-like material normally associated with unprofessionality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2013
Keywords
broadcasting, web television, news journalism, interaction, technologies, sociability, audience
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-28425 (URN)10.1177/0163443713485495 (DOI)000321201400005 ()2-s2.0-84879519516 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-03-18 Created: 2013-03-18 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Ekström, M. & Kroon Lundell, Å. (2011). Beyond the broadcast interview: specialized forms of interviewing in the making of television news. Journalism Studies, 12(2), 172-187
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond the broadcast interview: specialized forms of interviewing in the making of television news
2011 (English)In: Journalism Studies, ISSN 1461-670X, E-ISSN 1469-9699, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 172-187Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on a mixed-method approach, this article aims at exploring the specialized forms of interviewing that are used as resources in television broadcast news production. Interviews are analyzed as functionally specialized forms of interaction (cf. Heritage, 1985) with various functions in different phases of the news production. We assume that interviews are organized and carried out as communicative activities oriented towards specific tasks, identities and contexts of interaction. In contrast to established definitions of the archetypical on air news interview, we argue that broadcast interviewing is only partially produced for an “overhearing audience” (ibid.). Taking into account the entire process of producing and presenting news, journalism harbours a multitude of interviewing practices and activities which remain invisible if only the taped and transcribed broadcast talk is analyzed. Our study clearly indicates that news interviews contain more diversified and hybrid activities of communication than has been described in previous research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2011
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-10552 (URN)10.1080/1461670X.2010.493328 (DOI)000288274100003 ()2-s2.0-79952675409 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-04-30 Created: 2010-04-30 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Östman, J. & Ekström, M. (2011). Information, entertainment and civic orientation among adolescents: exploring differential effects of media use. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, MA, 26-30 May.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information, entertainment and civic orientation among adolescents: exploring differential effects of media use
2011 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-21578 (URN)
Conference
Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, MA, 26-30 May
Projects
Political Socialization and Human Agency: The Development of Civic Engagement from Adolescence to Young Adulthood
Available from: 2012-02-09 Created: 2012-02-09 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
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