Anna Roosvall

Anna Roosvall
Stockholm University | SU · Department of Media Studies

PhD

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Hur ser världen ut när den betraktas genom ett kulturellt filter? Hur bidrar kulturjournalistiken till förståelsen av brännande samtidshändelser och samhällsfrågor? Är kulturjournalisternas oro för kritikens överlevnad i det digitala medielandskapet befogad? I denna bok undersöker tre medieforskare kulturjournalistikens utveckling sedan 1980-talet...
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Recent years have seen another peak in global media attention to climate change. Driven by increasingly dire news about extreme weather, growing demands of systemic adaption and a new wave political activism, the current situation has increasingly been framed as a climate crisis. This introductory essay maps these recent developments and elaborates...
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This chapter makes the argument that issues related to the cultural public sphere should be considered part of the political communication circuit. Cultural journalism in the Nordic context is a central case in point. On the side of arts, popular culture, and lifestyle, Nordic cultural journalism at times includes reporting and debate about sociocu...
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Theme VIII. Climate Justice Communication: This theme consists of two chapters, one largely theoretical piece, drawing on previous studies to suggest future directions for research, and one applied case study. Both chapters discuss the situations of Indigenous peoples and illuminate challenges of communicating climate justice across diverse commun...
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This chapter draws upon existing research on media and climate justice to outline an agenda for future research on climate justice communication. By focusing on the challenges faced particularly by Indigenous and other frontline communities around the world, we demonstrate that this agenda must pay close heed to geographical scales and how these ar...
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Essä i bok kopplad till Nordiska museets utställning Arktis - medan isen smälter.
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Climate-induced migration is a global challenge that affects specific local communities unevenly. This chapter addresses it as an issue of climate justice via three cases concerning U.S. islands: Sarichef Island in Alaska, Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana and Puerto Rico. The cases were selected for their similarities and differences concerning po...
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The aim of this study is to map and scrutinize developments within Swedish cultural journalism, with a particular focus on transformations in genres, text types and thematic repertoires. Drawing on a constructed week sample from press, television and radio during four decades (1985, 1995, 2005, 2015), we address three aspects of ‘the crisis discour...
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I det här kapitlet undersöker vi hur förekomsten av tolkande journalistik varierar mellan medier, ämnesområden och över tid, samt hur den tolkande journalistiken förhåller sig till känslor. Vi tar avstamp i ett antal tidigare studier om subjektiv, tolkande och känslomässig journalistik och analyserar därefter utvecklingen med särskild tonvikt på jo...
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Cultural journalism is a subfield of journalism that encompasses what is known as arts journalism. While arts journalism is characterized by reviews, critique, news, and essays about the arts and popular culture, cultural journalism has a broader take on culture, including lifestyle issues, societal debate, and reflective ethical discussion by cult...
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Media and Transnational Climate Justice captures the intriguing nexus of globalization, crisis, justice, activism and news communication, at a time when radical measures are increasingly demanded to address one of the most pressing global issues: climate change. Anna Roosvall and Matthew Tegelberg take a unique approach to climate justice by focusi...
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Cultural journalism is a unique and underresearched subfield of journalism. This article presents the first systematic study of Swedish cultural journalism, quantitatively mapping content from four decades, zooming in on the years 1985, 1995, 2005, and 2015. We study conceptions of the world outside Sweden during times marked by geopolitical turnin...
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This chapter traces the historical development of Swedish cultural journalism as a distinctive contributor to societal debate and aesthetic discourse in the mainstream media. How did Swedish cultural journalism come to have this dual focus on politics and artistic expression, and where does it stand in relation to today's digital media landscape? T...
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This chapter analyses Danish and Swedish editorial/op-ed and cultural opinion articles in the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris and Copenhagen in early 2015. Based on a theoretical framework detailing agonistic democracy, and deliberative and antagonistic approaches, a quantitative analysis maps who voices opinions and what conflicts and con...
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This article discusses meanings of people–place relationships, relating to ethnicity–class–gender intersections. The case examined concerns the ‘contested place-making’ of Irish Travellers at Dale Farm (UK), where the Travellers were eventually evicted from a place they owned. The material consists mainly of online slideshows in the Guardian. Visua...
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Justice is a significant undercurrent in journalism and in international politics on climate change. Yet it is too seldom explicitly discussed or problematized in these contexts. This largely theoretical and explorative chapter heeds the re-thinking of justice, responsibility and solidarity in a globalizing world, as expressed in political philosop...
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This chapter examines how views on natural ecology connect to specific media ecologies. It focuses particularly on how activists in organisations working to highlight indigenous perspectives on climate change, and the threat climate change poses to many indigenous communities, discuss traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). Read it here: http://w...
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Det här kapitlet fokuserar på förändringar i kultur- bevakningen i svenska medier med utgångspunkt i två nedslagsår: 2007 och 2014. Kultur, liksom kulturjournalistik, är komplexa fenomen att studera eftersom båda definierats och praktiseras på mycket olika sätt inom olika medieinstitutioner under olika historiska perioder (Roosvall, Riegert & Widho...
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Mass media and nationalism have been intertwined for as long as they have existed. In Europe the introduction of the printing press, together with increased use of folk languages, became essential for the emergence of mass media and nationalism alike. Media development has subsequently repeatedly coincided with nationalistic tendencies, as when the...
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Lately, possibilities of producing and spreading news pictures have increased explosively through online media. Concurrently, religion has become increasingly salient in politics and news. Both processes are connected to globalization. This study encompasses globalization, religion and online images and aims to convey how online world news slidesho...
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This article explores how nine Swedish cultural editors and managers in mainstream media institutions define cultural journalism and its political dimensions during times of increased digitization and media convergence. Swedish cultural journalism is aesthetic and political critique applied to subject areas (music, literature, etc.) and contemporar...
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Climate change has universal, global implications and uneven, particular local effects. Examining how this complex phenomenon is understood in public discourse calls for the merging of theorizing on geography, justice, nature and the mediation of environmental protest. This article combines these strands to discuss relationships between peoples, pl...
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Climate change has universal, global implications and uneven, particular local effects. Examining how this complex phenomenon is understood in public discourse calls for the merging of theorizing on geography, justice, nature and the mediation of environmental protest. This article combines these strands to discuss relationships between peoples, pl...
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[In Swedish] Intersektionalitet är ett begrepp som alltmer kommit att influera genus- och feministisk forskning under senare år. Det har dock mer sällan applicerats i mediestudier. I det följande diskuterar och operationaliserar vi intersektionella angreppssätt i relation till mediestudier. Vi utgår ifrån ett par exempelartiklar som vi inledningsvi...
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[In Swe] I detta kapitel går vi igenom forskning på kulturjournalistikens område; undersökningar av kulturjournalistiken i stort såväl som studier av enskilda delområden som musikkritik och konstrecensioner. Vi börjar med en genomgång av teoribildningar på orådet, med särskilt fokus på fältteori, teorier om (de)professionalisering, offentlighetsteo...
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Medierapportering spelar roll. Det har sällan varit så tydligt som när DN den 8 maj 2015 skriver på första- sidan: ”Polischefen ber romer om ursäkt. Eliasson lovar bättring efter DN:s avslöjande”. Rubriken refererar till DN:s egen reportageserie om det så kallade rom-registret i september 2013, ett polisregister där romer och resande registrerades...
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This article aims to explore dialogic and solidaritarian modes of communication in relation to democracy that builds on communicational exchange in and with the media, and particularly in relation to online news communication. Departing from the fraud dialogue concept, it defines and exemplifies solidaritarian modes of communication, which are argu...
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This chapter is about the journalistic genre termed foreign news and examines the development of the genre during a period that spans from the last years of the Cold War in the 1980s to the years after the new millenium after September 11, 2001. Articles from the Swedish press published in 1987, 1995 and 2002 are analyzed in relation to notions of...
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This article aims to fill the media representation gap in identity politics research by exploring connections to different identity politics models in representations of people in world news and relating them to discourses on humanity and notions of globalization respectively. News picture slideshows from Swedish, UK and US web newspapers are studi...
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This article examines representations of indigenous peoples in Swedish and Canadian press coverage of the Copenhagen climate summit (COP15). It discusses tensions between the international character of UN summits and the often transnational character of indigenous peoples as well as the issue of climate change. It considers how conceptions of natur...
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The COP summits connect in complex ways both to scales of geography and justice (Fraser 2008). On the one hand, albeit defined as a global issue, climate change is often witnessed in local environments. Summit negotiations, on the other hand, take place between nations and are organized as international events. In this setting, transnational or int...
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This chapter discusses rationality/irrationality and how it relates to a set of either/or (rather than both/and) conceptualizations: the idea of a transition rather than transformations of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe after 1989/1991 into something essentially different; the idea that Islam has replaced (Soviet) Communism as arch-enemy of th...
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The nation is one of the most resilient concepts in our understanding of the world and its societies. Politics, sports and cultural events, in news as well as in fiction, are largely structured by the national logic. Internationalism – be it in representation, production or consumption – does not challenge the privileged position of the nation. Glo...
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This is a study of Swedish media reporting about COP15, the UN climate summit in Copenhagen 2009. It comprises both quantitative and qualitative parts, focusing on employment of genres, representations of actors, and employment of news frames. The main frames in the Swedish reporting are the Political Game Frame and the Issue Frame. The Political G...
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This chapter sets out to explore charity and solidarity approaches in three cosmographic genres: aid galas, foreign news, and documentaries about foreign nations. I argue that their nation-based ratio together with the panoptic character that allows the home nation a privileged invisibility as the rest of the world is being written, constitute pred...
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The aim of this study is to identify, map and understand the anthropology – the science of man – that can be distinguished in foreign news pages in Swedish daily papers. Concepts of nationality, ethnicity and gender are crucial parameters in this anthropology. Foreign news can be regarded as a textual system in which form and content interact to cr...

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The MediaClimate project looks into global climate change coverage in appr. twenty countries. It sets out to analyze climate change in journalism both (1) as a manifestation of the rapidly changing context wherein contemporary journalism takes place and develops and (2) as an illustration of the political re-formation of the issue of climate change in the post-Copenhagen (COP15) era. Well documented technological, political, economic and cultural changes during the past two decades have paved way to the emergence of networked journalism functioning in an open environment. From this perspective, the project explores how the traditional tasks of professional journalism such as transmission of knowledge, crafting of narratives and shared interpretative frames, facilitating public discourse and functioning as a resource for public action, are re-articulated in the context of contemporary climate change coverage. The political re-formation of climate change is situated in the aftermath of the climate hype that preceded the Copenhagen climate summit (2009) and the disappointment that followed. Since then, global attention to the issue has decreased and climate policy-making process has stagnated and fragmented. However, through the publication of the last IPCC assessment reports (AR5, 2013,2014) and through more vociferous calls for climate justice it is somewhat likely that a new intensification of the debate will follow. The project has analyzed media coverage of a number of COPs (see publications), including Paris 2015 (COP21), and the coverage of IPCC AR5 (see publications). Future plans include organizing joint conferences and study the forthcoming phase of climate politics as a process, including a wide range of national and transnational experiences. The network is headed by Professor Elisabeth Eide and professor Risto Kunelius. Link: https://mediaclimate.net/
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The cultural desks of Swedish mainstream media have recently been key players in digitally circulated debates on racism and freedom of expression in democratic societies. This highlights a unique aspect of Swedish and Nordic “cultural journalism” – that it is a distinctive contributor to public discourse on political and ethical issues. This distinctiveness is however coming under pressure due to structural reorganisation and digital convergence. This project is the first systematic multimedia study of cultural journalism’s contribution global imagination in an historic perspective. Its aim is to analyse what kinds of stories about the world are told by the Swedish cultural desks, specifically how the global is made relevant to the local, and how cultural journalism stakes out its role in democratic society under globalization and digitalization (1980s-2010s). It examines how stories about people, events, and ideas reflect or respond to geopolitical transformations, media industry and technological changes and global flows of products and information. In four studies we compare different media by: 1) quantitatively mapping the share and characteristics of stories that connect to the world outside of Sweden, 2) interviewing cultural journalists active in various decades, in order to understand boundary work and production contexts, 3) comparing how events are portrayed in foreign news vs. the cultural desks, in order to discern the distinctiveness of the cultural journalistic “voice” on global and “glocal” issues, and 4) exploring the content and circulation of cultural debates about Swedishness/otherness to further examine the contribution cultural journalism makes to understandings of nationhood and ethnic conflicts. Thereby the project will demonstrate how cultural journalism in various media over time contributes to ideas, debate and analysis of contemporary democracy. (https://research.ims.su.se/en/projects/23)