Section of Media Studies studies the role of media in culture, politics and society, including the social and cultural changes brought about by the commercialization, globalization and digitalization of media.
We are particularly interested in topics such as media and power, media and popular culture, news and journalism, social media, communication across platforms, visual communication, political communication, and media policy and regulation.
Section of Media Studies brings together scholars from the humanities and the social sciences who share an interest in theoretical approaches such as mediatization, datafication and individualization. Empirically we apply both quantitative and qualitative methods as well as current and historical perspectives. Section members especially teach at the BA-, MA- and elective programs in Film and Media Studies.
Key research areas at Section of Media Studies are:
- Media and popular culture, including the role of media in the negotiation of cultural value and the boundaries of high/popular culture. We are interested in the production of popular culture and the wider circulation of images, values, attitudes and cultural practices among media users and audiences, including cultural phenomena such as celebrities, fan communities, children and young people’s media practices, ageing and lifestyle.
- News and journalism across platforms, including the interplay of news media and social media in cultural production and political opinion making. We are interested in changing conceptions of media professionals and citizens in the creation, circulation and consumption of media content and visual communication on a day-to-day basis and in times of crisis. We engage with topics spanning the hard/soft news divide and with media content within and beyond traditional genre conventions.
- Media, politics and democracy, including current changes to political communication, the public sphere and democracy, such as the challenges and opportunities pertaining to the empowerment and fragmentation of audiences, polarization and radicalization of opinion, and the rethinking of media content and journalism in view of misinformation and disinformation. The research group collects comparative insights about the magnitude of these challenges and opportunities, discusses practical solutions and feeds them into public and political debates.
- Media policy and regulation, including institutional and organisational perspectives. The research group studies the media’s changing technological, institutional and financial conditions and how such changed value chains influence media production, distribution and use. This research aims to contribute to current media policy debates and media policy-making, which increasingly requires evidence-based research.
From Ivory Tower to Twitter: Rethinking the Cultural Critic in Contemporary Media Culture
Funding: Danish Research Council for Independent Research: Culture and Communication (FKK)
Ends: 31 August 2019
Contact: Nete Nørgaard Kristensen
INVENT: European Inventory of Societal Values of Culture as a Basis for Inclusive Cultural Policies
Project period: 1 February 2020 to 31 July 2023
Contact: Nete Nørgaard Kristensen
ProDem – Protests and Democracy: How Movement Parties, Social Movements and Active Citizens are Reshaping Europe
Project period: 1 December 2020 to 30 November 2023
Contact: Christina Neumayer
|Chemnitz, Esther||Research Assistant||+4535336618|
|Christensen, Christa Lykke||Associate Professor||+4535328116|
|Johansen, Mikkel Bækby||PhD Fellow||+4535332356|
|Kristensen, Nete Nørgaard||Professor||+4535329361|
|Lassen, Julie Mejse Münter||Research Assistant||+4535333934|
|Menke, Manuel||Assistant Professor - Tenure Track||+4535333526|
|Neumayer, Christina||Associate Professor||+4535333467|
|Shapovalova, Valentyna||PhD Fellow||+4535334252|
|Skytte, Maria Mørch Brinkmann||PhD Fellow||+4535334207|
|Søndergaard, Henrik||Associate Professor||+4535328128|
|Sükösd, Miklós Áron||Associate Professor||+4535331324|
Professor Nete Nørgaard Kristensen
Is there a particular ”Nordicness”?
The 2020 volume of Nordic Journal of Media Studies addresses the very title of the journal. Is there such a thing as a particular “Nordicness” is the challenging question which this issue poses.
Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 11:00-12:30
Section meeting: Aggression and hate speech against (media) scholars
More information will follow.
Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 12:00-16:30
Section seminar: What is media studies II?
In Dec. 2019, section of media studies had its first What is media studies seminar? Since then, the section has grown and developed a lot, and at this year’s What is media studies II?-seminar, we continue our discussions of our media studies identity and profile within the broader field of communication.
Organisers: Nete, Christina, Manuel
Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 10:00-13:00
Section seminar: Media engagement
This section meeting is dedicated to a research seminar with Professor Annette Hill (Dept. of Communication and Media, Lund University). Annette Hill will present her current work ‘Parameters of Media Engagement’, co-authored with Professor Emeritus Peter Dahlgren. In the work, Hill and Dahlgren offer a model for theorizing media engagement through a matrix of five parameters across multiple media contexts, motivations, modalities, intensities, and consequences. The presentation will draw on a recent article published in Media Theory as well as a forthcoming monograph related to Media Engagement.
Thursday, 18 November 2021, 9:30-21:00
One-day research seminar with Section of Film Studies and Creative Media Industries and Section of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums
Location: Arbejdermuseet/The Workers Museum.
At this seminar the three sections will 1) introduce the research profile and ongoing research of each section and 2) have themed discussion about “Democracy, the public (’offentlighed’) and public service” and “Value creation/legitimacy of culture, media and film”.
Organisers: Nete, Eva Novrup and Nanna Kann-Rasmussen
Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 9:00-13:00
Section seminar: Feminist media studies
This section meeting is dedicated to a research seminar with Professor Rosalin Gill (City University of London) on feminist media studies. Rosalin Gill’s talk will focus on two main questions: What does it mean to study media from a feminist angle and how has feminist media studies developed during the recent decade? The talk will also include Rosalin Gill’s current work on a book titled Feeling Judged based on a new study of young women’s lives on social media.
Organisers: Anne and Valentyna