Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies, MCS. Section leader MCS. Erasmus+ Coordinator.
Göran Svensson holds a PhD from the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, Sweden, with the thesis Understanding media criticism. Conceptual, empirical and theoretical studies of Swedish media criticism 1998-2013. He is also a trained journalist and has worked as print, radio and freelance journalist. He has taught media and communication and journalism at Uppsala University since 1988.
He has published in Sociologisk forskning, Javnost-The public, Media, Culture and Society, Nordicom-Review, Journal of Social Science Education, been the editor of the sociological textbook Sweden- Everyday life and Structure and contributes to the Swedish Handbook in journalism research. He is also a contributor to the reports published by IMS, Institutet för mediestudier.
He is doing research in three areas. (1) Media criticism and accountability, trust and credibility in the media, with a specific focus on credibility among young online news users. (2) Digital Public Diplomacy, Nation Branding and Soft Power, particularly Sweden’s relation to the global major powers in the contemporary multipolar world order. (3) Digitalization and institutions and processes of institutionalizations. The basic goal in his research is to create bridges between critique/criticality and institutions and to investigate the role that mediated communication, both analog and digital, have for this relation. This is done through studies of mediated/digital institutionalization developing a critical institutionalist perspective.
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