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New media. A struggle over the public opinion and power. What is the difference between information and journalism, PR and advertisements, and news and propaganda? Society is changing, and we have several major challenges to respond to. The media landscape has never been more diverse and the public opinion has never been more difficult to control.

In the midst of all this stands JMG, the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg. One of northern Europe’s most well-renowned institutions in its field, with both breadth and excellence in research and education. Our journalism programme is currently ranked among the best in the nation – a fact that attracts a large number of students every year.

At JMG we focus on trends, changes and professional skills, yet at the same time keep our feet firmly on the ground. If you are curious and interested in the world around you, and also enjoy working with text and pictures – welcome to JMG!

A team of four players

At JMG you will find everything that has to do with journalism, media and communication under one roof. Our approach is social scientific in nature and the Department’s four units work tightly together.

JMG comprises:

  • The Journalism Programme (bachelor’s and master’s level)
  • Media and communication studies with programmes and courses up to master’s level
  • The PhD programme
  • Research at a high level, including both short- and long-term research programmes.

Diverse collective experience

JMG has a solid core of teachers and researchers. These are complemented with a number of guest teachers directly from the industry with diverse experience and backgrounds. One day you may meet with a TV journalist, the next an expert in criticism of sources and on day three a PR consultant. JMG is currently hosting about 500 students and 50 teachers, researchers and administrative staff.

A young department with a long tradition

JMG was established in 1990 when the School of Journalism was merged with Dept. of mass communication at the Department of Political Science. However, the roots of the journalism programme and media research go much deeper than that. The University of Gothenburg has served as a centre for education and research within journalism and media ever since the 1960s.

Page Manager: Cajsa Malmström|Last update: 7/13/2017
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