The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to deepen the understanding of contemporary research in journalism, media and communication.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to know contemporary research in journalism, media and communication.

Course contents

Lectures, discussions, an essay and a home exam.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Additional information

The professor of journalism

Recommended or required reading

1. Boczkowski, P. J. Digitizing the News. Innovation in Online Newspapers. MIT Press 2004.

2. de Burgh, H. (ed.) Investigative Journalism. Context and Practice. London 2000

3 . Chalaby, J. K. The Invention of Journalism. London 1998.

4. Deuze, M. MediaWork. Cambridge. Polity Press. 2007

5. Ekecrantz, J. & Olsson, T. Det redigerade samhället. Stockholm 1994.

6. Hallin, D. & Mancini, P. Comparing Media Systems: three models of media and politics. NYC. 2004.

7. Hjarvard, S. (ed.) News in a Globalized Society. Göteborg 2001.

8. Kempf, W. & Luostarinen, H. (eds.) Journalism and the New World Order. Vol. 2.

Göteborg 2002.

9. Lidskog, R., Nohrstedt, S. & Warg, L-E (red.) Risker, kommunikation och medier. Lund 2000.

10. Lievrouw, L. & Livingstone, S. Handbook of New Media. Social Shapings and Consequences of ICT:s. London 2002.

11. Lowe, G. & Bardoel, J. (eds.) From public service broadcasting to public service media. Göteborg. 2008

12. Nohrstedt, S. A. & Ottosen, R. (eds.) Journalism and the New World Order. Vol 1. Göteborg 2001.

13. Norris, P. A Virtuous Circle. Political Communications in Postindustrial Societies. Cambridge 2000.

14. Nylund, M. Iscensatt interaktion. Strukturer och strategier i politiska mediesamtal. Helsingfors 2000.

15. von Platen, S.: Intern kommunikation och meningsskapande vid strategisk organisationsförändring. En studie av Sveriges Television (2006) Universitetsbiblioteket: Örebro Studies in Media and Communication 5.

16. Rosen, J. What are Journalists For? London 2000.

17. Sana, E. (red.), Tieto-opista mediapeliin - journalismin tutkimuksen näkökulmia. Juva 1995

18. Schudson, M. The Power of News. Cambridge 1995..

19. Seppänen, J. Katseen voima. Tampere 2001.

20. Tumber, H. (ed.) Media Power, Professionals and Policies. London 2000.

21. Thussu, D.K. News as Entertainment. The Rise of Global Infotainment. Los Angeles & al. Sage. 2007.

22. Academic articles (six articles equals one book)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 43 hours
  • Individual studies - 60 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

Participation in lectures and discussions, passed exam and essay OR litterature exam of works 4,5,6,18 and 21.


Nåls Jan

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Meddelas senare

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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