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  • 1.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Class as deviance: constructing the support for and opposition against Hugo Chávez2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    By applying the methods of Critical Discourse Analysis this paper aims to explore how ideology works within the discursive construction of class, in the representation of the supporters and opponents of the government of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela. News items from New York Times (US), El País (Uruguay) and Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) constitute the analyzed material. The paper argues that class-markers are important in the representation of government supporters, whom many times are constructed as belonging to the poorer sectors of society. Class is however less explicit in the representation of Chávez-opposition, which in fact is lead by elite groups. It is therefore argued that class in this context becomes a marker of deviance, which in turn works ideologically in legitimizing oppositional groups and disqualifying the support for Chávez’ government.

  • 2.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Constructing democratic (de)legitimacy: Venezuela in foreign news discourse2013In: NordMedia Conference, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Constructing (Il)Legitimate Democracy: Populism and Power Concentration in Newspaper Discourse on Venezuela2014In: tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, E-ISSN 1726-670X, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 802-821Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite scholarly consensus about the importance of the media for democracy, scant attention has been paid to what democracy means to journalistic discourse and how discourses on democracy are interrelated with legitimacy. The aim of this paper is to explore how (il)legitimate democracy is constructed in newspaper discourse. By using critical discourse analysis (CDA), this paper examines foreign news items about Venezuela, a country that under the presidency of Hugo Chávez has challenged the dominant global political and economic orders. The analysis section focuses on two discourses about the Venezuelan government: the constructions of populism  and power concentration, which serve to mark deviance from what is perceived as a legitimate democracy. This paper argues that a liberal perception of democracy constitutes a central framework for the construction of (il)legitimate democracy, which is revealed not least by news discourse’s focus on what is morally unacceptable political conduct according to liberal democratic norms. In this respect, the media discourse serves to denounce potential abuses of governmental power but fail to recognize democracy in the context of a social struggle against the effects of neoliberalism and capitalism. In this case, the news media is hegemonic in the Gramscian sense, because it provides a framework of democracy that remains within the dominant economic and political structures.

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  • 4.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    First hegemony, then democracy: on ideology and the media discourse on the coup against Hugo Chávez2012In: Observatorio (OBS*), E-ISSN 1646-5954, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 105-128Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the media discourse on the 2002 coup d’état against the government of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela, with the aim of exploring how ideology in media discourse helps construct democracy in a Latin American political context. Critical discourse analysis is used to examine written pieces from Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), El País (Uruguay), and the New York Times (US). The study finds that the discourse on the overthrow and the events preceding it constructs the coup as a potential victory for democracy and as the definitive end of Chávez. However, after the failure of the coup and the reinstallation of Chávez one can perceive discursive renegotiations, such as the publishing of non-fundamental criticism of the overthrow. The study argues that the media discourse on the coup displays a highly relativistic attitude towards democracy, which serves the interests of the elite classes in Venezuela and of US hegemony in global politics. The article also argues that the flexibility of the discourse at hand shows the need for a detailed analysis of how ideology is (re)formed in media discourse.

  • 5.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    The construction of a ‘democratic transition’: the coup against Chávez in Swedish media2009Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    The slum-dwellers and the Latin American normal: the construction of chavistas and the Venezuelan opposition in foreign news discourse2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Through a Eurocentric lens: Difference and (de)legitimacy in foreign news discourse on Venezuela2013In: Ida Blom Conference, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Through a post-political gaze: on the ideological loading of democracy in the coverage of Chávez's Venezuela2015Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Rooted in ideology critique, this dissertation studies the construction of democracy in the coverage of Venezuela during the era of President Hugo Chávez. The aim of this endeavor is twofold. First, the dissertation aims to understand the relationship between ideology and the construction of democracy in journalism on foreign political phenomena. Second, it attempts to explore the ways in which the relationship between ideology and democracy in journalism serves to legitimize or delegitimize the struggle for social justice in nations in the global South vis-à-vis the political and economic fundamentals of global capitalism.

    The dissertation comprises three articles that study the construction of democracy in depictions of the Venezuelan political system and its key political actors. Article I studies the construction of (il)legitimate democracy in relation to the Venezuelan government, Article II explores the construction of difference between Chávez’s supporters and his opponents, and Article III studies the coverage of the coup d’état against Chávez in 2002. All three articles are methodologically rooted in critical discourse analysis and rely on materials from a sample of three elite newspapers: Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), El País (Uruguay), and the New York Times (US).

    Across the studies, there are four macro-strategies that in different ways serve to ideologically load the notion of democracy. Three of these strategies – the constructs of populism, of power concentration and of difference – serve to define political deviance and to (de)legitimize political actors in relation to democracy. The fourth macro-strategy, relativization, serves to justify actions that contradict established democratic principles but serve greater politico-ideological goals.

    (De)legitimation in relation to democracy corresponds with the closeness of a group of actors to the dominant political practices and values within global capitalism. Journalistic reporting thus follows a post-political gaze; it is generally in accordance with the political consensus that characterizes the post-Cold War era. Through this gaze, any challenge to the political tenets of global capitalism fails on democratic grounds.

    List of papers
    1. Constructing (Il)Legitimate Democracy: Populism and Power Concentration in Newspaper Discourse on Venezuela
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Constructing (Il)Legitimate Democracy: Populism and Power Concentration in Newspaper Discourse on Venezuela
    2014 (English)In: tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, E-ISSN 1726-670X, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 802-821Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Despite scholarly consensus about the importance of the media for democracy, scant attention has been paid to what democracy means to journalistic discourse and how discourses on democracy are interrelated with legitimacy. The aim of this paper is to explore how (il)legitimate democracy is constructed in newspaper discourse. By using critical discourse analysis (CDA), this paper examines foreign news items about Venezuela, a country that under the presidency of Hugo Chávez has challenged the dominant global political and economic orders. The analysis section focuses on two discourses about the Venezuelan government: the constructions of populism  and power concentration, which serve to mark deviance from what is perceived as a legitimate democracy. This paper argues that a liberal perception of democracy constitutes a central framework for the construction of (il)legitimate democracy, which is revealed not least by news discourse’s focus on what is morally unacceptable political conduct according to liberal democratic norms. In this respect, the media discourse serves to denounce potential abuses of governmental power but fail to recognize democracy in the context of a social struggle against the effects of neoliberalism and capitalism. In this case, the news media is hegemonic in the Gramscian sense, because it provides a framework of democracy that remains within the dominant economic and political structures.

    Keywords
    Democracy, Media, Journalism, Discourse, Ideology, Legitimacy, Liberalism, Foreign News, Venezuela, Hugo Chávez
    National Category
    Media and Communications
    Research subject
    Media and Communication Studies
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39610 (URN)
    Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2023-06-30Bibliographically approved
    2. Through Eurocentric logics: The construction of difference in foreign news discourse on Venezuela
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Through Eurocentric logics: The construction of difference in foreign news discourse on Venezuela
    2016 (English)In: Journal of Language and Politics, ISSN 1569-2159, E-ISSN 1569-9862, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 94-115Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to explore the construction of difference in foreign news discourse on culturally similar but politically different non-Western subjects. Applying critical discourse analysis (CDA) together with a critique of Eurocentrism, the study examines difference in newspaper constructions of government supporters and oppositional groups in Venezuela. Discursive differences are evident in the strategies used for constructing the two groups with regard to political rationality and violence. Government supporters are associated with social justice, Venezuela's poor, dogmatic behavior, and the use of political violence. The opposition, in contrast, is constructed as following a Western democratic rationale that stresses anti-authoritarianism. This group is primarily associated with victims of violence. While the opposition is conveyed as being compatible with Eurocentric values and practices, government supporters to great extent deviate from these norms. Such constructions serve to legitimize politico-ideological undercurrents of Eurocentrism, as the defense of liberalism.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016
    Keywords
    critical discourse analysis, difference, Eurocentrism, foreign news, ideology, legitimacy, media, postcolonialism, Venezuela
    National Category
    Media and Communications
    Research subject
    Media and Communication Studies
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39875 (URN)10.1075/jlp.15.1.05aba (DOI)000375712400005 ()2-s2.0-84969706233 (Scopus ID)
    Available from: 2014-12-17 Created: 2014-12-17 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
    3. First hegemony, then democracy: on ideology and the media discourse on the coup against Hugo Chávez
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>First hegemony, then democracy: on ideology and the media discourse on the coup against Hugo Chávez
    2012 (English)In: Observatorio (OBS*), E-ISSN 1646-5954, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 105-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the media discourse on the 2002 coup d’état against the government of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela, with the aim of exploring how ideology in media discourse helps construct democracy in a Latin American political context. Critical discourse analysis is used to examine written pieces from Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), El País (Uruguay), and the New York Times (US). The study finds that the discourse on the overthrow and the events preceding it constructs the coup as a potential victory for democracy and as the definitive end of Chávez. However, after the failure of the coup and the reinstallation of Chávez one can perceive discursive renegotiations, such as the publishing of non-fundamental criticism of the overthrow. The study argues that the media discourse on the coup displays a highly relativistic attitude towards democracy, which serves the interests of the elite classes in Venezuela and of US hegemony in global politics. The article also argues that the flexibility of the discourse at hand shows the need for a detailed analysis of how ideology is (re)formed in media discourse.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Obercom, 2012
    Keywords
    Critical discourse analysis, democracy, ideology, hegemony, news media, Hugo Chávez
    National Category
    Media and Communications
    Research subject
    Media and Communication Studies
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-25730 (URN)
    Available from: 2012-09-06 Created: 2012-09-06 Last updated: 2024-01-19Bibliographically approved
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  • 9.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Through Eurocentric logics: The construction of difference in foreign news discourse on Venezuela2016In: Journal of Language and Politics, ISSN 1569-2159, E-ISSN 1569-9862, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 94-115Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to explore the construction of difference in foreign news discourse on culturally similar but politically different non-Western subjects. Applying critical discourse analysis (CDA) together with a critique of Eurocentrism, the study examines difference in newspaper constructions of government supporters and oppositional groups in Venezuela. Discursive differences are evident in the strategies used for constructing the two groups with regard to political rationality and violence. Government supporters are associated with social justice, Venezuela's poor, dogmatic behavior, and the use of political violence. The opposition, in contrast, is constructed as following a Western democratic rationale that stresses anti-authoritarianism. This group is primarily associated with victims of violence. While the opposition is conveyed as being compatible with Eurocentric values and practices, government supporters to great extent deviate from these norms. Such constructions serve to legitimize politico-ideological undercurrents of Eurocentrism, as the defense of liberalism.

  • 10. Abalo, Ernesto
    et al.
    Danielsson, Martin
    Högskolan i Halmstad.
    Förenaren och utestängaren: om mediesportkonsumtion och sportpreferenser2004Report (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Danielsson, Martin
    Johansson, Håkan
    Olsson, Tobias
    Emerging patterns in the era of e-governance: a study of users of 'Swedish public employment service' on internet2012In: Media in the swirl / [ed] Ravi K. Dhar, Pooja Rana, New Delhi: Pentagon Press , 2012, 1, p. 114-125Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    et al.
    School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Johan
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Fostering the truthful individual Communicating media literacy in the comic Bamse2021In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 109-123Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the construction of media literacy in a special issue on source criticism of the Swedish children's comic Bamse - Varldens Starkaste Bjorn [Bamse - The World's Strongest Bear]. This is done with the purpose of understanding what values, perspectives, and practices are promoted when media literacy is communicated via children's edutainment media. Using narrative and discourse analysis, we problematise how notions of truth (such as post-truth) guide much of the discourse on digital media in today's post-political society, and how that and individualisation shape notions of media literacy. This is visible in the analysed case in how source criticism is constructed in relation to notions of truth and falsehood, and as moral lessons aimed at the individual media user. We argue that such an individualised, decontextualised, and depoliticised take on media literacy is problematic and an expression of neoliberalism and a middle-class gaze.

  • 13.
    Abalo, Ernesto
    et al.
    Department of Communication and Behavioural Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Olausson, Ulrika
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies, Jönköping, Sweden.
    An environmental problem in the making: how media logic molds scientific uncertainty in the production of news about artificial turf in Sweden2023In: Journal of Science Communication, E-ISSN 1824-2049, Vol. 22, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to contribute knowledge about how an environmental issue is discursively forged notwithstanding the prevalence of significant scientific uncertainty. This is done by studying the production of news about artificial turf as a microplastic pollutant in Sweden. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 journalists and editors, public officials, politicians, industry representatives and experts, all involved in the issue of artificial turf. The study shows how media logic, among other factors, informs the interpretations of the uncertainties surrounding artificial turf as an environmental problem and concludes that the power of media logic needs to be considered also in the construction of other scientifically charged issues.

  • 14.
    Abdellah, Nadia
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    Berglund, Josefin
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    En studie i rött: En socialsemiotisk analys av Socialdemokraternas valbroschyrer från 1960, 1985 och 20062008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Syftet är att undersöka hur Socialdemokraternas valbroschyrer har förändrats i sättet att presentera sig själva för potentiella väljare under de senaste 50 åren.

    Metod: Socialsemiotik

    Teorier: Uppsatsen tar avstamp utifrån teorier om förmoderna, moderna och postmoderna kampanjer samt amerikaniseringsteorier, men även hur trenderna enligt forskare ser ut i Sverige och andra europeiska länder.

    Huvudresultat: Undersökningen visar såväl likheter som skillnader mellan de analyserade åren. Reklamdiskursens växande inverkan på broschyrerna gör sig tydlig, vilket kan ses som en del i den växande kommersialiseringen av politiken. Tendenser till en amerikanisering kan skönjas men dessa är vaga. Uppdelningen av kampanjer som förmoderna, moderna och postmoderna anser vi vara diskutabla.

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  • 15.
    Abdelzadeh, Hewa
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Benca, Jasmin
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Orientalismens vindar blåser ännu: En kritisk diskursanalys av Dagens Nyheters och Aftonbladets nyhetsrapportering om Stockholm respektive Oslo- och Utøyadåden2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 16.
    Abrache, Cassandra
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Crisis Communication Management: -A Case Study of Oxfam’s 2018 Credibility Crisis2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The growth of social media has set demands on organizations to be online and interact with

    stakeholders, especially during a crisis. The public are no longer seen as passive receivers of

    marketing messages. Previous studies have shown that the need for information increases

    during a crisis. Social media can be a powerful tool if is used strategically. This case study

    looks deeper into Oxfam’s 2018 Haiti sexual exploitation scandal, as an attempt to understand

    how organizations communicate on social media during a crisis. By co-applying multimodal

    critical discourse analysis (MCDA) and the social-mediated crisis communication (SMCC)

    model, a broader understanding of how the crisis was handled can be developed. The data

    consists of four Instagram posts that will be analyzed, drawing upon four multimodal

    frameworks from Machin (2017): Iconography: the ‘hidden meanings’ of images; The meaning

    of color in visual design; The meaning of typography; and Representation of social actors in

    images. In order to obtain a broader picture of the strategies, key public and relationships, the

    components of the SMCC model will be identified and presented for this case. The result of

    this study shows that multiple response strategies have been used to communicate both tailored

    messages and unified organizational messages. It is apparent that Oxfam did not have a clear

    strategy and altered between apologizing, “blaming” individuals within the organization and

    distancing themselves from the crisis.

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  • 17.
    Abrache, Cassandra
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Keffel, Christine
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Storytelling- en kosmetisk gest eller reell delaktighet?: – En studie i användningen av strategiskt berättande hos två organisationersom arbetar för omställning.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I den här är fallstudien har vi valt att undersöka hur två organisationer som arbetar med klimatomställning använder storytelling. Den ena organisationen, EU, har drivit projektet Leader sedan 1990-talet, den andra är Svenska Naturskyddsföreningen som 2013 skapade en julkalender för sin hemsida. I studien undersöks sambandet mellan organisationernas bild av engagemang och berättelsernas struktur. Studien utgår från två teoretiska perspektiv Governmentality och narrativ teori. Sökningen av berättelserna har skett genom ett målstyrt urval och två kvalitativa metoder har tillämpats: text- och narrationsanalys.

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  • 18.
    Adamsson, Moa
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Blåa och röda kön?: En kvalitativ fallstudie om könskonstruktioner på Socialdemokraternas och Moderaternas valaffischer 20222023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Utifrån dagens mediesamhälle är intryck och föreställningar hur vi bör vara konstanta, inte minst med könsnormer och andra inflytelserika normer. Huruvida just kön representeras i media skapar stora referensramar till hur normer kring dessa blir till. I följande undersökning är jag således intresserad av att se hur politiska partier i sin marknadsföring och politisk kommunikation förhåller sig till rådande könsnormer; syftet med studien är därmed att undersöka hur politiska partier konstruerar föreställningar om kön i deras kampanjmaterial till riksdagsvalet 2022. Studien har följaktligen avgränsats genom att undersöka valaffischer från de två dominerande partierna Socialdemokraterna och Moderaterna, som inför valet även innehav de statsministerkandidater som var aktuella att leda Sverige. Undersökningen genomfördes med en visuell textanalys där affischernas interaktion, distans och komposition undersöktes utifrån en symboliskt makt- och könsaspekt. Studien lutade således mot en feministisk teoretisk grund, där resultatet visar att partierna i sina valkampanjer anspelar på ett manligt genusuttryck för att lyfta fram sina starka ledare.

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  • 19.
    Addjin-Tettey, Theodora Dame
    et al.
    Rhodes University, Makhanda, South Africa.
    Garman, Anthea
    Rhodes University, Makhanda, South Africa.
    Kruger, Franz
    Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Olausson, Ulrika
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Berglez, Peter
    Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Tallert, Lars
    Fojo Media Institute, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
    Fritzon, Wilhelm
    Folke Bernadotte Academy, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Towards Sustainable Journalism in Sub-Saharan Africa2021In: Annual conference 2021 Bergen: Book of Abstract, 2021, p. 103-103Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Sustainable Journalism has been developed and advocated by Peter Berglez, Ulrika Olausson and Mart Ots to respond to present and future global sustainability challenges as well as future sustainability of journalism. The relevance and contribution of Sustainable Journalism as a concept and practice is twofold. First, the concept refers to a journalism that integrates the three sustainability dimensions and does not isolate environmental issues from social and economic conditions. Second, Sustainable Journalism also addresses two intertwined challenges of our time: the sustainability crisis of society and the sustainability crisis of journalism itself. Having been developed in the north and still in its epistemological infancy, we found a need to explore its various dimensions and applications further in the south. Consequently, we critically explored how sustainable journalisms hould be defined and practised in sub-Saharan Africa. Stakeholder discussions were held with journalists, news editors and representatives of media development organisations in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Kenya to ascertain what they made of Sustainable Journalism and its application in SSA. With the trend of political actors dominating media ownership, resulting in limited editorial independence and polarized media; and insufficient financial sustainability connected to poor quality reporting, among others, we propose that sustainable Journalism should be context driven. Consequently, all media environments should be encouraged to tailor their own way of practicing Sustainable Journalism based on their unique social, environmental and economic circumstances. We also suggest the establishment of a Sustainable Journalism Partnership in sub-Saharan Africa to enhance the development and implementation of the concept.

  • 20.
    Addjin-Tettey, Theodora Dame
    et al.
    School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa.
    Garman, Anthea
    School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa.
    Krüger, Franz
    Wits Radio Academy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
    Olausson, Ulrika
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Berglez, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Tallert, Lars
    Fojo Media Institute, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
    Berger, Guy
    UNESCO.
    Fritzon, Vilhelm
    Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Swedish agency for peace, security and development, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Towards sustainable journalism in sub-Saharan Africa: Policy brief2021Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In sub-Saharan Africa, Fojo Media Institute, Wits Journalism and four other organisations are jointly promoting independent journalism and protecting the space for civil society organisations and human rights defenders in the CHARM programme. Bringing together academics, media practitioners and researchers from four universities in South Africa and Sweden, the main objective of this policy brief is to introduce the concept of sustainable journalism, defining what the concept could entail in sub-Saharan Africa and investigating the implications for media development in this context. Stakeholder discussions on the subject matter were held with relevant media actors in four countries within sub-Saharan Africa. The findings, which provide clear policy recommendations, are shared in this report.  

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  • 21.
    Adenwala, Adil
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Mediatization of News: Analysis on Initial News Coverage of Osama Bin Laden's Death by Jang Group (one of the leading media moguls) of Pakistan.2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 22.
    Aderud, Albin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Nordenstam, Michaela
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Den hypokondriska biografen i en pandemi: COVID-19 pandemins påverkan på biografen i Sverige2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 23.
    Adetipe, Damilola
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    A survey on the relationship between Internal Communication and Employee Motivation: -A case study of Sterling Bank Plc., Nigeria2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 24.
    Adolfsson, Jessica
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Lindevall, Vilhelm
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Politiskt kvitter : En kvantitativ innehållsanalys av politisk kommunikation på Twitter 2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 25.
    Agelii Genlott, Annika
    et al.
    Sollentuna Stad, Sollentuna, Sverige.
    Grönlund, Åke
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Improving literacy skills through learning reading by writing: The iWTR method presented and tested2013In: Computers and education, ISSN 0360-1315, E-ISSN 1873-782X, Vol. 67, p. 98-104Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Learning to read and write is a basic skill that unfortunately not everybody acquires sufficiently. Lack of teachers and time in school are some of the reasons, but in addition the enormous rise in informational activities due to the Internet and other information technology-enabled opportunities has made literacy skills increasingly important to ever more people. This means literacy education must be improved so more children in the world get better chances. In order to contribute to developing better methods for learning to read and write in early years this study tests a new method developed to improve reading and writing learning in early ages. The ICT (Information and communication technologies) supported “Integrated Write to Learn” (iWTR) method lets children in 1st grade use computers and other ICT tools to write texts and subsequently discuss and refine them together with class mates and teachers. Handwriting is postponed to 2nd grade. While the traditional method requires students to go through two development processes in parallel, a cognitive (learning to read and) a motor (learning to write with a pencil), iWTR works with one process at a time, first cognitive development, then (from grade 2) motor skills training. iWTR extends previous WTR methods by more social work methods using a web site and peer comment for providing social meaning and feedback.

    The method was tested using two test groups and two control groups (total n = 87) by systematically measuring performance in reading and writing using standard tests in combination with observations and student evaluation to assess social and individual effects of work methods.

    The results show that while reading skills were improved considerably the biggest improvement concerned writing skills. Students in the test group wrote longer texts with better structure, clearer content, and a more elaborate language.

  • 26.
    Agendia, Aloysius
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Mass Media and corruption in Cameroon: A study of the press coverage of corruption in The Post and Eden2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 27.
    Agélii Genlott, Annika
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Designing for Transformational Change in School: Digitalizing the Digitized2020Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Digital technologies have gained a prominent role in education and schools, but research concerning how digital technologies can create better conditions for improved teaching and enhanced learning for students is scarce and inconclusive. Successful use of digital technologies requires a complex combination of interacting factors, including integrating technology and pedagogy as well as organizing and leading a structured transformation process. The capability of school organizations to lead and support the digitalization process is an under-researched field compared to the well-established focus on individual stakeholders.

    This thesis examines how experimentation and innovation processes in school can be designed and pursued to support and enhance digitalization across an entire school organization by using a Design Science Research (DSR) approach to answer the question: How can a school organization at municipal level lead digital transformation through the digitalization of teaching and learning processes in an organized, professional, and, as far as possible, scientifically based way?

    The findings show that the design and use of the Information System Artifact model (ISA) together with a DSR development method can support both improved teaching and enhanced learning within and across a school organization. Effective use of digital technologies to improve teaching and learning across the school organization requires fundamental changes of ordinary practices and engagement as well as commitment from school authorities and school leaders.

    This thesis contributes with empirically and theoretically based insights from leading (digital) transformational change in school through the iterative design of IS artifacts used as a driver and quality control for the shift from digitization towards digitalization aiming at improved teaching and enhanced learning.

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    1. Improving literacy skills through learning reading by writing: The iWTR method presented and tested
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    2013 (English)In: Computers and education, ISSN 0360-1315, E-ISSN 1873-782X, Vol. 67, p. 98-104Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Learning to read and write is a basic skill that unfortunately not everybody acquires sufficiently. Lack of teachers and time in school are some of the reasons, but in addition the enormous rise in informational activities due to the Internet and other information technology-enabled opportunities has made literacy skills increasingly important to ever more people. This means literacy education must be improved so more children in the world get better chances. In order to contribute to developing better methods for learning to read and write in early years this study tests a new method developed to improve reading and writing learning in early ages. The ICT (Information and communication technologies) supported “Integrated Write to Learn” (iWTR) method lets children in 1st grade use computers and other ICT tools to write texts and subsequently discuss and refine them together with class mates and teachers. Handwriting is postponed to 2nd grade. While the traditional method requires students to go through two development processes in parallel, a cognitive (learning to read and) a motor (learning to write with a pencil), iWTR works with one process at a time, first cognitive development, then (from grade 2) motor skills training. iWTR extends previous WTR methods by more social work methods using a web site and peer comment for providing social meaning and feedback.

    The method was tested using two test groups and two control groups (total n = 87) by systematically measuring performance in reading and writing using standard tests in combination with observations and student evaluation to assess social and individual effects of work methods.

    The results show that while reading skills were improved considerably the biggest improvement concerned writing skills. Students in the test group wrote longer texts with better structure, clearer content, and a more elaborate language.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Elsevier, 2013
    Keywords
    Cooperative/collaborative learning, Elementary education, Improving classroom teaching, Teaching/learning strategies
    National Category
    Information Systems, Social aspects Learning
    Research subject
    Informatics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-29311 (URN)10.1016/j.compedu.2013.03.007 (DOI)000320430500009 ()2-s2.0-84876491142 (Scopus ID)
    Available from: 2013-06-03 Created: 2013-06-03 Last updated: 2020-11-27Bibliographically approved
    2. Closing the gaps: Improving literacy and mathematics by ict-enhanced collaboration
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Closing the gaps: Improving literacy and mathematics by ict-enhanced collaboration
    2016 (English)In: Computers and education, ISSN 0360-1315, E-ISSN 1873-782X, Vol. 99, p. 68-80Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Literacy and mathematics are necessary skills that for different reasons unfortunately not everybody acquires sufficiently. In OECD countries there is also a gender gap; boys lag behind girls in literacy but often outperform girls in mathematics (OECD, 2012). ICT (Information and communication technologies) may contribute useful tools to address both these problems but in order to effectively create better educational conditions there is yet a need to develop effective methods that combine ICT with key factors for learning. This research contributes to this by measuring effects of the “Write to Learn” (WTL) method. WTL lets children from 1st grade use several ICT tools to write texts and subsequently discuss and refine them together with classmates and teachers using digital real-time formative feedback and assessment. The central learning factor addressed, in mathematics as well as in literacy, is the written communication allowing the learners to interact with peers and teachers. WTL draws on methods from socio-cultural theory, including continuous social interaction and written real-time formative feedback among peers, using shared electronic forums for collaboration, thereby providing social meaning and increased learning of literacy and mathematics, among both boys and girls.

    The study uses quantitative methods and two control groups, one using traditional method (no ICT) and one using technology individually (without integrated social interaction and formative feedback), to compare results from 502 students in grade 3 national tests in mathematics and literacy. WTL yields by far best results; higher average score both in literacy and mathematics, smaller gender gap, and significantly better results for the under-achievers. The ITU method performs worst, which shows that ICT use must be well integrated into the pedagogy to be useful.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Elsevier, 2016
    Keywords
    literacy/mathematics; collaborative learning;ICT; formative feedback/assessment; gender gap
    National Category
    Pedagogy Computer Sciences
    Research subject
    Education; Computer Science
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-49861 (URN)10.1016/j.compedu.2016.04.004 (DOI)000376801800006 ()2-s2.0-84964902311 (Scopus ID)
    Note

    Funding Agency:

    Örebro University

    Available from: 2016-04-18 Created: 2016-04-18 Last updated: 2020-11-16Bibliographically approved
    3. Disseminating digital innovation in school: leading second-order educational change
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    2019 (English)In: Education and Information Technologies: Official Journal of the IFIP technical committee on Education, ISSN 1360-2357, E-ISSN 1573-7608, Vol. 24, no 5, p. 3021-3039Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Using digital technology effectively in schools requires profound changes in traditional teaching and learning activities. Pedagogical innovations often start small-scale and developing good ideas into shared practice across schools is challenging in many ways, especially if the innovation requires second-order change, i.e. challenges to fundamental beliefs about teaching and learning. This study investigates how a validated pedagogical method requiring integrated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use and second-order change can be disseminated and sustained over time. We surveyed 92 primary school teachers who at different times over a 5-year period participated in a training course designed to implement an innovative technology-supported teaching method, Write To Learn, across an entire city. We found that organized teacher development programs can drive second-order change, but this requires considerable, active, and sustained effort from leaders at both school and district level. Additional factors include immediate and extended social systems and handling diversity among teachers. The results are useful for both practitioners and researchers since they contribute to a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges involved in disseminating effective ICT-based methods that requires profound changes of thinking about teaching and learning to guide the transformation of teaching practice.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Springer, 2019
    Keywords
    Digitalization, Educational change, Second-order-change, School, Teacher training, Diffusion of innovation
    National Category
    Educational Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76440 (URN)10.1007/s10639-019-09908-0 (DOI)000482394200020 ()2-s2.0-85064651327 (Scopus ID)
    Note

    Funding Agency:

    Örebro University

    Available from: 2019-09-16 Created: 2019-09-16 Last updated: 2020-11-27Bibliographically approved
    4. Disseminating digital, science-based innovation in education: a leadership challenge
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    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    National Category
    Information Systems, Social aspects
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-87392 (URN)
    Available from: 2020-11-16 Created: 2020-11-16 Last updated: 2021-11-01Bibliographically approved
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  • 28.
    Agélii Genlott, Annika
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Grönlund, Åke
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Viberg, Olga
    Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
    Disseminating digital, science-based innovation in education: a leadership challengeManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Ahl, Emma
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Dangerous, hidden and hunted: A multimodal critical discourse analysis of the representation of illegal immigrants in Sweden in the reporting of the terrorist attack in 2017.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 30.
    Ahl, Emma
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Svenska helyllepappor på bästa sändningstid: En semiotisk studie av maskuliniteter i Solsidan2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is about masculinity in the Swedish television series Solsidan. The study therefore is including a discussion about the Swedish gender equality context. To study Solsidan a semiotic tool was used. This was to see the underlying meanings of the representations in the three male characters Alex, Fredde and Ove. Raewyn Connells concept about a range of masculinities in a hierarchy including hegemony, subordination and complicity ones and how these can be seen in different levels, local, regional and global was included. The purpose of this essay is to examine how masculinity is represented in Solsidan, if there are hegemonic ones, and if these can be seen as equal.

    This study came to the result that the characters and their representations are in a somewhat identity crisis between primary two masculinities. One that is more traditional and one that is more modern and family oriented. These do both take the role as a hegemonic role at different levels. The modern and family oriented take a hegemonic role at a regional level since this is the ideal for men that the Swedish politics admire. At a local level thus, there is other more traditional roles that take a hegemonic functioning. The program can be seen as it problematizes that the characters are in these two kinds of masculinities, and also I question if the Swedish state lifts Sweden as a country with men that are equal, but at the local level you can see that this might not always be the case.

  • 31.
    Ahlberg, Johan
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Ljungquist, Johan
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Sámis as Contemporary Individuals, Spectacles and Lurking Predators: A critical discourse analysis of Sámi depictions in the tv series Midnight Sun2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This bachelor thesis examines how the Swedish-French television series Midnight Sun portrays its Sámi characters. The series sparked a lot of debate following its airing due to some of the characterisations. Due to the history of racism that Sámis have faced and continue to face, it is important to analyse contemporary depictions in order to identify how racist preconceptions are being reproduced. The study aims to problematise the connotations of colonialist discourse and processes of othering and mystification that the Sámi characters are subjected to, while also examining whether the depictions play into established Sámi stereotypes.

    Based in previous research of indigenous representations in dominant media and the theories of postcolonialism and Encoding/Decoding, the study employs a critical discourse analysis to examine the discursive messages that are embedded in the characterisations. As source material for the analysis, the series Midnight Sun was used in its entirety. Character traits, actions and narrative arcs of the Sámi characters provide the analysis’ foundation, which are then situated in historical and contemporary Sámi struggles and a postcolonial framework in order to discuss how the viewer is led to understand the character as a result of decoding. The study shows that the characterisations have clearly subverted the traditional stereotypical images associated with Sámis. Furthermore, the series explicitly depicts the racism that Sámis face in their everyday lives. The series serves as a reflection that the discussion and

    understanding of Sámi life and culture is changing. However, despite the series’ conscious attempts to nuance the Sámi image, it ultimately falls into a number of discursive pitfalls. Several Sámi characters are othered, depicted as social deviants or mystical remnants of a lost culture. Implicit binary structures of “us” and “them” can also be inferred in the traits of the Sámi and non-Sámi characters. The series echoes colonial discourses in which the dominant society is presented as a more sophisticated counterpart. This study, in conjunction with the ongoing shift in public perception, can hopefully lead to further study of Sámi representations and their discursive nature.

  • 32.
    Ahlblom, Malena
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    If it Bleeds it Leads: An interview study and a discourse analysis of crime reporting in South African Radio2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The primary purpose of this thesis was to examine, by in depth-interviews, how reporters and news editors in four regional radio stations in South Africa perceive themselves to carry out the role as a credible news source in terms of crime reporting. In addition, the thesis had two secondary purposes. One purpose was to examine, by a discourse analysis, how online news are constructed discursively. Also, one purpose was to examine the relationship between the radio and the police. Finally, the study examined how perceptions on crime reporting differed from commercial radio stations to community radio stations. The aim was to reveal radio’s potential to practice journalistic ideals in a developing democracy where media in the context of freedom of expression is relatively new.

    The theoretical framework in the thesis focused on media and democracy development in emerging democracies in general and in South Africa, in particular. Theories of journalistic ideals were used to investigate the values that media proclaim to follow in their daily work. Also, theories of crime reporting and news criteria were explored to stress the external and internal variables that influence the agenda of crime reporting.

    Results show that as crime is so common in South Africa crime is no longer considered as news. Also, crime is not a criterion in itself but has to meet other criteria as well such as a certain level of drama and violence. As a result, the radio stations in this study prioritize crimes that are violent and sensationalistic. Furthermore, the information on crime comes from several sources but the reporters in this study tend to perceive the information from the police spokesperson as most reliable and valid. In addition, the discourse analysis confirms this result as six of eight articles origin from the police. The results further showed that there are no differences between the community radio stations and the commercial radio stations in terms of how they approach crime. However, the discourse analysis shows that the commercial radio stations more often used the police as the main source in their articles. Still, it is the focus of the radio station that determines the differences. Also, it is the journalistic rules and the traditional perception of how news should be constructed discursively that determine the design of news. Moreover, the reporters in this study have not experienced pressure from external sources while covering a story. In addition, it is unusual that the respondents experience risks in their job and the radio reporters claims to be unaffected by external pressure. The relationship between the police and the reporters is perceived to be good.

    Conclusively, the radio stations in this study do not counteract to the divided society in South Africa as they are emphasizing some crimes more than others which strengthens the perception of who commits the crime, who the victims are and what crimes that should be perceived as more important. As the radio stations have a heavy coverage of crime in their news bulletins crime has become a normalization which can reinforce a fear among the public. Also, the reporters believe that they are not reflecting everyone’s reality. As a result, the discursive sphere is slowly fading as commercial interest determines the news agenda.

  • 33.
    Ahlbom, Ivan
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Borojevic, Dario
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Ohlsson Holmberg, Josef
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Dark patterns och persuasive design. Hur påverkar de UX-designers arbete och etiska ställningstaganden?2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 34.
    Ahlgren, Per
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Universitetsbiblioteket.
    Hinders, Johan
    Stockholms universitet, Universitetsbiblioteket.
    Lindelöw, Camilla
    Stockholms universitet, Universitetsbiblioteket.
    Parmhed, Sara
    Stockholms universitet, Universitetsbiblioteket.
    Swedberg, Per
    Stockholms universitet, Universitetsbiblioteket.
    Research collaboration between Stockholm University and other Swedish academic institutions: a bibliometric study to support decisions on library collaborationIn: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, QQML, ISSN 2241-1925, E-ISSN 2241-1925Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Academic libraries collaborate in several ways. For instance, collaboration can concern standards for indexing and statistics, technical solutions or collection development. A question that a given academic library might ask is with which other academic libraries the library should principally collaborate. In this study, we show how bibliometric methods can be used to generate information that can support decision making with regard to the question at stake. We evaluate the amount of research collaboration between Stockholm University and other Swedish academic institutions across five publishing years, and for the whole considered time period, where research collaboration is operationalized as co-publishing. A dataset of publications obtained from Web of Science, where each publication has at least one Stockholm University address, is used in the study. Co-publishing rates, non-fractionalized and fractionalized, across the publishing years and for the whole for period, for Stockholm University and other Swedish academic institutions, are reported. Further, parts of the outcome of the study are visualized in terms of co-publishing networks.

  • 35.
    Ahlgren, Thomas
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Stenman, Martin
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    En undersökning av lösenordskvalitet på e-handelsplatser2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 36.
    Ahlgren Törmoen, Ronja
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Brandt, Vanda
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Ät dig lycklig!: En kritisk diskursanalys av kostrådgivning i tre hälsomagasin2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Healthy eating has become an important subject in society, particularly in the media. Food has always been a complex area but in recent years it has become even more distinct. Based on a critical discourse analysis, the purpose of this study is to examine and disclose what discourses that appear in articles regarding dietary counselling in three swedish health magazines, ToppHälsa, MåBra and Womens Health & Wellness. Analyzing three articles in each magazine we identified several discourses. The most prominent is the discourse about wellbeing. The majority of the articles reproduce this discourse by associating healthy eating with wellbeing. As the research field is limited, this study contributes with findings in a area that still needs further research.

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  • 37.
    Ahlin, Petra
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Johanson, Jennie
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    En stor stark mjukis: - en studie om representation av maskulinitet i svensk ölreklam2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 38. Ahlquist, Martin
    et al.
    Borglund, Tommy
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Medierna och etiken: ansvar i ett nytt medielandskap2017 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Ahlroth, Rebecca
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Beslagic, Jasmina
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Genus i livsstilsmagasin – bevarande eller brytande av könsstereotyper? -En semiotisk analys av svenska livsstilsmagasins visuella framställning av genus2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the current media landscape, visual content is an influential and contributing part in the shaping of societal attitudes, conceptions and norms about gender. The main purpose of this qualitative study is thus to research how gender is visually displayed on the cover pages of two Swedish lifestyle magazines. Moreover, the aim is to investigate how the magazines visual portrayal of gender maintains, or challenges, traditional stereotypes about masculinity and femininity. The analysis is mainly based on Goffman’s theory of Gender Advertisements. Through a visual semiotic analysis, this study examines the cover models physical attributes, along with other semiotic resources such as setting, color and camera angle. From the overall results of the analysis, the conclusion drawn is that both men and women are depicted mostly in line with traditional gender stereotypes, with only small amounts of challenging characteristics made visible.

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  • 40.
    Ahmedov, Rahmatillo
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    The Social and Ideological Characteristics of Racism and Xenophobia in the Popular Russian Online Newspapers2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 41.
    Ahmetović, Emma
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Sejfić, Merri
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Kändisar och politik påInstagram -En multimodal analys av svenska kändisars politiskakommunikation under valrörelsen 20182019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 42.
    Ahreborg, Emma
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Oscarsson, Hanna
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Träning och kroppspositivism motiverar på sociala medier -En kvantitativ studie om vilka behov som uppfylls av att följa träningsinfluencers och kroppspositivister på sociala medier2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 43.
    Aitaki, Georgia
    Department of Journalis, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    All good people have debts: Framing the Greek crisis in television fiction2018In: Crisis and the media: narratives of crisis across cultural settings and media genres / [ed] Marianna Patrona, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018, p. 107-126Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Building on the notion of the Greek crisis as a discursive event and revisiting theories about the sociocultural role of television fiction, this chapter introduces the latter as a framing mechanism through which events of the social world are defined and assessed. By uncovering the dominant interpretative frames underlying the story, setting, characters and plot of the popular Greek television comedy Piso Sto Spiti (MEGA channel, 2011–2013), this analysis illustrates television fiction’s contribution to the construction of the root causes of the crisis as tied to the cultural traits of Greeks, the impossibility of change and the futility of an alternative, left-wing consideration of the crisis, as well as an attempt to morally assess the situation at hand.

  • 44.
    Aitaki, Georgia
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Authorship potentialities in Greek television fiction: The social dramas of Manousos ManousakisManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Aitaki, Georgia
    University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Book Review: The academic study of Greek television: Mapping a scattered field2018In: Critical Studies in Television, ISSN 1749-6020, E-ISSN 1749-6039, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 244-253Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Aitaki, Georgia
    Department of Journalis, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Domesticating pathogenies, evaluating change: the Eurozone crisis as a ‘hot moment’ in Greek television fiction2018In: Media, culture & society, ISSN 0163-4437, Vol. 40, no 7, p. 957-972Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article investigates how the Eurozone crisis is thematically negotiated in a popular Greek television comedy. Inspired by the increasing interest in the ideological role of news media during the Eurozone crisis of the late 2000s, it turns the spotlight on the sphere of entertainment in an attempt to address the importance of fictional mediations and meaning-making processes. To that end, it proposes an understanding of television fiction as an accommodator and shaper of ‘hot moments’, instigating processes of self-assessment and evaluation of change. More specifically, the study examines the ways in which the family comedy Piso sto Spiti (MEGA Channel, 2011–2013) provides culturally based understandings of the Eurozone crisis by depicting it as associated with inherent flaws of the modern Greek and by assessing the possibility of change through a juxtaposition with national ‘others’. At the same time, it identifies ways that ideology leaks from television fiction in its interaction with other media discourses simultaneously circulating within a society.

  • 47.
    Aitaki, Georgia
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    In search of the Greek television author: The social dramas of Manousos Manousakis2020In: Screen, ISSN 0036-9543, E-ISSN 1460-2474, Vol. 61, no 3, p. 403-422Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Aitaki, Georgia
    University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Invisible, Small, Political: Greek Television Fiction as [Extrovert] Academic Subject2018In: 50 Years of Greek Television / [ed] Vassilis Vamvakas; Grigoris Paschalidis, Athen: Epikentro , 2018, p. 197-212Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Aitaki, Georgia
    Department of Journalis, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Laughing with / at the national self: Greek television satire and the politics of self-disparagement2017In: Social Semiotics, ISSN 1035-0330, E-ISSN 1470-1219, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 68-82Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study engages with the cultural consequences of the self-disparaging politics of television satire. It focuses on an emblematic program of Greek television fiction, Oi Afthairetoi (MEGA channel, 1989–1991) and the ways it both constructs and ridicules a particular version of the Greek self, the “Neoellinas”. By proposing a wider understanding of the political side-effects of television satire, which have so far been mainly addressed within the study of political satire, it turns the attention toward the role of satirical discourse in a public’s view on its national self in times of change or transition. More specifically, while it recognizes the contradictory impact that satire can have on society, it applies the concept of “satiric misfire” as a means to understand satirical endeavors which reinforce rather than counter the problematics they set out to fight against in the first place.

  • 50.
    Aitaki, Georgia
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Making television fiction in a commercial context: Commercialization, ideology and entertainment in a production study of Greek private television2020In: Journal of Greek Media & Culture, ISSN 2052-3971, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 219-240Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article draws from interviews with creators of television fiction (directors and screenwriters) with professional experience in Greek private television and examines how and why fiction programmes are produced in a commercial context. By focusing on the first decade of private television in Greece, an era popularly remembered as the ‘golden age of Greek television’, this study makes use of accounts from ‘exclusive informants’ in order to complicate facile assumptions about the relationship between commercialization, ideology and entertainment. As such, this article aspires to update the (limited) scholarship on Greek television production culture and to contribute to the recent research focusing specifically on private television in Greece.

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