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Ots, M., Berglez, P. & Nord, L. (2024). Who Watches the Watchdog? Understanding Media Systems as Information Regimes. Media and Communication, 12, Article ID 7216.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Who Watches the Watchdog? Understanding Media Systems as Information Regimes
2024 (English)In: Media and Communication, E-ISSN 2183-2439, Vol. 12, article id 7216Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores institutions that monitor news media performance. It opens up critical inquiry into how knowledge about media systems is shaped, shared, and bounded in society. Using Sweden as an illustrative and data‐rich case, we first map the overall media monitoring structure in Sweden. Second, we examine the kind of knowledge and data about media that monitoring institutions produce, including their motives and the underlying values they support. Third, we extrapolate questions about implicit and explicit motives to participate in an “information regime.” Fourth, by means of media system theory, we discuss the international relevance of the Swedish case to understand media monitoring systems in other parts of the world. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cogitatio Press, 2024
Keywords
democracy, governance, media development, media monitoring, media regimes, media systems, Sweden
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62797 (URN)10.17645/mac.7216 (DOI)2-s2.0-85182480530 (Scopus ID)GOA;;62797 (Local ID)GOA;;62797 (Archive number)GOA;;62797 (OAI)
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 101004811
Note

Published online 2023.

Available from: 2023-10-30 Created: 2023-10-30 Last updated: 2024-01-30Bibliographically approved
Berglez, P. & Olausson, U. (2023). Climate irresponsibility on social media: A critical approach to “high-carbon visibility discourse”. Social Semiotics, 33(5), 1011-1025
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Climate irresponsibility on social media: A critical approach to “high-carbon visibility discourse”
2023 (English)In: Social Semiotics, ISSN 1035-0330, E-ISSN 1470-1219, Vol. 33, no 5, p. 1011-1025Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Human GHG emissions are entering networked everyday relations. On social media, users potentially "reveal" their carbon footprints when they post pictures of a beef-based dinner or intercontinental travel. As the increasing urgency of climate change coincides with people's increasingly online-oriented lifestyles, we suggest that social-media research should devote attention to the ways in which users overlook, hide, limit, or casually articulate their high-carbon oriented lifestyles in digital space. This would contribute important knowledge about the role of social-media communication concerning climate change as an individual responsibility, and requires a concentration on how status updates become loaded with ideological meaning (high-carbon visibility discourse). The purpose is to present a framework for critical analyses of visual disclosure of carbon footprints in social media use. Media theory, semiotics, network theory and critical theory are combined to theorize how users' activities on social media become high-carbon oriented; their promotion of a business-as-usual stance; and how this operates ideologically through reification, legitimation and unification.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
Social media, visual social media, climate change visibility, climate shame, irresponsibility, critique of ideology
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-54608 (URN)10.1080/10350330.2021.1976053 (DOI)000694744200001 ()2-s2.0-85114683776 (Scopus ID)HOA;;1593405 (Local ID)HOA;;1593405 (Archive number)HOA;;1593405 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2016-00570
Available from: 2021-09-13 Created: 2021-09-13 Last updated: 2024-01-04Bibliographically approved
Sjöberg, J., Berglez, P. & Gambarato, R. R. (2023). “Malmö is not Sweden's Chicago”: Policing and the challenge of creating a sense of safety through social media strategies. Nordicom Review, 44(1), 44-64
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Malmö is not Sweden's Chicago”: Policing and the challenge of creating a sense of safety through social media strategies
2023 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 44, no 1, p. 44-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores Swedish Police Authority strategies on creating a sense of safety through social media. Previous research has generally focused on proximity policing, practices of informing citizens, proactive police work, crime reduction, surveillance, and preservation of trust and less on the digital creation of a sense of safety. The study consists of semistructured interviews with 20 police officers, media strategists, and communicators from the Swedish Police Authority in a region associated with high crime rates. The results of this national case study indicate that a social media–driven creation of a sense of safety depends on how the intertwined strategies of transmediality, presence, and transparency are communicatively handled. This article adds to the literature by demonstrating how the Swedish Police in Police Region South (PRS) use and understand social media to create a sense of safety.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sciendo, 2023
Keywords
police, social media, creating a sense of safety, organisational commu-nication, strategic communication
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-59842 (URN)10.2478/nor-2023-0003 (DOI)000933598900001 ()2-s2.0-85148677441 (Scopus ID)POA;;861779 (Local ID)POA;;861779 (Archive number)POA;;861779 (OAI)
Available from: 2023-02-16 Created: 2023-02-16 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
Berglez, P., Eberwein, T., Jansová, I., Krakovsky, C., Nord, L., Ots, M., . . . Waschková Císařová, L. (2023). Media Change in Europe as a Structure-Agency Process: Results from a Comparative Study of Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at 14th Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference (CEECOM 2023), Brno, Czech Republic, June 29-30, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Media Change in Europe as a Structure-Agency Process: Results from a Comparative Study of Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Sweden
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2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
media experts, media change, journalism, structure, agency
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62968 (URN)
Conference
14th Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference (CEECOM 2023), Brno, Czech Republic, June 29-30, 2023
Projects
Mediadelcom (Horizon2020)
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020
Available from: 2023-10-24 Created: 2023-11-30Bibliographically approved
Ots, M. (2023). Sweden: Bibliographical database of Swedish journalism and media research related to risks and opportunities for deliberative communication (2000–2020). Tartu, Estonia
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden: Bibliographical database of Swedish journalism and media research related to risks and opportunities for deliberative communication (2000–2020)
2023 (English)Data set, Aggregated data
Abstract [en]

The dataset is produced within the framework of the HORIZON 2020 project called MEDIADELCOM (Critical Exploration of Media Related Risks and Opportunities for Deliberative Communication: Development Scenarios of the European Media Landscape) in 2021-2022. The dataset is one of the 14 single-country data sets included in the consolidated file of country data sets (with 5623 entries), all in msw.xlsx format. All tables are searchable by 20 variables: full reference, year of publication, nationall/international publication, language, country the publication deals with, time of empirical data gathering, type of publication, open access/not OA, where referenced, focus on journalism domain, focus on media-related competences domain, focus on media usage patterns domain, focus on legal and ethical regulations domain, type of the approach, original key words, main topic, comments, country. As the data has been gathered specifically about the research done in four mentioned domains concerning potential ROs emanating from the news media development for deliberative communication, this database does NOT cover ALL the academic publications in the fields of media and journalism research. Consequently, the above-mentioned conditions limit the generalizations and comparisons based on the current database. 

Place, publisher, year
Tartu, Estonia: , 2023. p. <p>Database consisting of data about media development in Sweden 2000-2020</p>
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62969 (URN)10.23673/re-395 (DOI)
Projects
Mediadelcom
Available from: 2023-08-09 Created: 2023-11-30Bibliographically approved
Berglez, P., Nord, L., Ots, M. & Rapado, I. (2023). Transformation of Swedish media landscape and conditions for deliberative democracy: Critical junctures, risks, and opportunities during 2000-2020. In: : . Paper presented at NordMedia Conference 2023, Bergen, Norway, 16-18 August 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transformation of Swedish media landscape and conditions for deliberative democracy: Critical junctures, risks, and opportunities during 2000-2020
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
media, experts, critical junctures, journalism, news, media use, media competence
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62982 (URN)
Conference
NordMedia Conference 2023, Bergen, Norway, 16-18 August 2023
Available from: 2023-12-04 Created: 2023-12-04 Last updated: 2023-12-04Bibliographically approved
Al-Saqaf, W. & Berglez, P. (2022). Analysing Twitter Discourse on Extreme Events and Climate Change Using Quantitative Research Methods and Applying Theoretical Interpretations. In: SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online. London: Sage Publications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing Twitter Discourse on Extreme Events and Climate Change Using Quantitative Research Methods and Applying Theoretical Interpretations
2022 (English)In: SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online, London: Sage Publications, 2022Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This method case study describes how we extracted and analyzed data from Twitter as part of a research project to investigate how users connected climate change to extreme weather events during 2008–2017. The paper describes how the open-source tool, Mecodify, was used as a fundamental part of the method to download data from Twitter and identify key insights through tables, graphs and machine-readable files. The paper goes into detail to describe the steps that were taken from the building the search query to analyzing, aggregating, and visualizing the data used to describe the findings. Although Mecodify facilitated the process significantly, the paper highlights some of the challenges that were confronted during different research stages and how they were overcome. The aim is to provide social media researchers with some useful insights for their own research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
climate change, Twitter, social media, discourse, heat waves, weather, floods, droughts, personal information
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56006 (URN)10.4135/9781529601107 (DOI)9781529601107 (ISBN)
Note

Article in the multimedia collection SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online.

Available from: 2022-03-07 Created: 2022-03-07 Last updated: 2022-03-07Bibliographically approved
Bjursell, C., Ahl, H., Almgren, S., Berglez, P., Bergström, J., Bertills, K., . . . Öhman, C. (2022). Lifelong Learning Through Context Collapse: Higher education Teachers’ Narratives About Online education During The Pandemic. In: Proceedings of INTED2022 Conference 7th-8th March 2022: . Paper presented at INTED2022 Conference, 7th-8th March 2022 (pp. 2632-2641).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lifelong Learning Through Context Collapse: Higher education Teachers’ Narratives About Online education During The Pandemic
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2022 (English)In: Proceedings of INTED2022 Conference 7th-8th March 2022, 2022, p. 2632-2641Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The COVID-19 pandemic has elicited a shift from campus classrooms to distance education in higher education worldwide, shaping not only students’ experiences, but also those of teachers, especially those who never have taught online. In addition, the pandemic created a meta-context that has positioned distance education as something different from previous efforts. This study aimed to investigate higher education teachers’ experiences during the transition from classroom to online teaching by using a collective auto-ethnography method based on 13 personal stories from Swedish faculty. For the abductive approach in the analysis, a framework that combines lifelong learning theory with the context collapse concept has been applied. The disjuncture that the pandemic has elicited created a situation in which teachers had to make sense of the fact that their previous experiences did not completely fit the new situation. Context collapse, a term used to describe encounters with many audiences in social media, has been introduced to highlight the clash between professional and private contexts in online educational platforms. Based on lifelong learning theories, we suggest that context collapse should be examined in terms of how it can help improve higher education, as it holds the potential to include the entire person – body and mind – in education.

Keywords
Lifelong learning; context collapse; higher education; narratives; online education
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56023 (URN)10.21125/inted.2022.0775 (DOI)978-84-09-37758-9 (ISBN)
Conference
INTED2022 Conference, 7th-8th March 2022
Available from: 2022-03-09 Created: 2022-03-09 Last updated: 2023-11-01Bibliographically approved
Berglez, P., Nord, L. & Ots, M. (2022). SWEDEN: Critical Junctures in the media transformation process. In: Country case studies on critical junctures in the media transformation process in Four Domains of Potential ROs (2000–2020): Approaching deliberative communication: Studies on monitoring capability and on critical junctures of media development in 14 EU countries, CS2, D-2.1 (pp. 520-540). Tartu: European Union (EU)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>SWEDEN: Critical Junctures in the media transformation process
2022 (English)In: Country case studies on critical junctures in the media transformation process in Four Domains of Potential ROs (2000–2020): Approaching deliberative communication: Studies on monitoring capability and on critical junctures of media development in 14 EU countries, CS2, D-2.1, Tartu: European Union (EU) , 2022, p. 520-540Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to discuss Swedish media developments between 2000 and 2020 in terms of critical junctures. This includes examination of media developments in relation to four defined domains (Legal and Ethical Regulation: Journalism; Media Usage Patterns, and Media User-Related Competencies). In this paper we ask how the Swedish developments within the four domains can be understood in terms of opportunities and risks connected to deliberate communication. In the Swedish case, what seems to be significative is the relative absence of clearly defined country-specific junctures. Mostly, we observe many small, incremental changes and gradual developments of risks.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tartu: European Union (EU), 2022
Keywords
media development, Sweden, politics, media, journalism
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-60401 (URN)
Projects
Mediadelcom
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020
Note

EU-report for Mediadelcom.

Available from: 2023-05-22 Created: 2023-05-22 Last updated: 2023-05-22Bibliographically approved
Berglez, P., Nord, L. & Ots, M. (2022). SWEDEN. Risks and Opportunities Related to Media and Journalism Studies (2000–2020): Case Study on the National Research and Monitoring Capabilities (Firsted.). In: Studies on national media research capability as a contextual domain of the sources of ROs: Approaching deliberative communication: Studies on monitoring capability and on critical junctures of media development in 14 EU countries, CS1, D-2.1 (pp. 431-461). Tartu: European Union (EU)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>SWEDEN. Risks and Opportunities Related to Media and Journalism Studies (2000–2020): Case Study on the National Research and Monitoring Capabilities
2022 (English)In: Studies on national media research capability as a contextual domain of the sources of ROs: Approaching deliberative communication: Studies on monitoring capability and on critical junctures of media development in 14 EU countries, CS1, D-2.1, Tartu: European Union (EU) , 2022, First, p. 431-461Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this report, we present available data about Swedish media development during the period 2000-2020, but also relevant context to understand the production and availability of these data, and the main monitoring actors. To be precise, in accordance with the theoretical framework of the Mediadelcom project, we focus on data about legal and ethical legislation, journalistic production, media usage, and media competencies. The overall conclusion is that, in the Swedish case, there is in most instances no lack of reliable data about media development, which also means that there are good prospects for mapping such development. Instead, the challenge in this context is often how to select data, and a combination of different data, to give an objective overview of the media development in relation to topics such as deliberative communication and deliberative democracy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tartu: European Union (EU), 2022 Edition: First
Keywords
media development, Sweden, data, journalism, media use, competencies, legal and ethical regulation
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-60400 (URN)
Projects
Mediadelcom
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020
Available from: 2023-05-22 Created: 2023-05-22 Last updated: 2023-05-22Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3607-7881

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