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Maria Edström

Senior lecturer

Maria Edström
Senior lecturer
maria.edstrom@gu.se
+46 31 786 4992
0703-704879

Postal Address: Box 710, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Seminariegatan 1 b , 41313 Göteborg


Journalism Media and Communication (More Information)
Box 710
405 30 Göteborg
www.jmg.gu.se
jmg@jmg.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4950

Visiting Address: Seminariegatan 1 B , 405 30 Göteborg

About Maria Edström

Maria Edström received her Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Gothenburg,Sweden, in 2006. She has a background a journalist, primarily in radio and print.

Presentation

Gender, representation and human rights has been in focus for Edström during many years. Together with some colleagues she started a media watch group “Everything is Possible” in 1992. The network is still active and takes a part in collecting data for the Global Media Monitoring Project.

Edström is also involved in ethical issues and the question of freedom of expression. During nine years she was a board member of the Swedish Broadcasting Commission, a national authority that oversees radio and television broadcasts (2007-2015).

Edström served as was a regional coordinator (2009-2011) in the world wide-study “Global Report on the Status of Women in the News Media” organised by International Women’s Media Foundation, IWMF.

During 2011-2012 Edstrom served as a research officer at The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research and during 2012 -2014 she worked as a research officer at Nordicom, a knowledge centre for media  & communication research, and was in charge of the Nordic Gender & Media Forum. 

Research Areas

Gender & media representation, ageing, gender equality, journalism, freedom of expression.

Current Research Project

Gender equality in the news media. 

  • Comparing gender and media equality across the globe: a cross-national study of the qualities, causes and consequences of gender equality in and through the news media. Project leader Monika Djerf- Pierre, professor in Media - and Communication research (2015-2019). Read an article about the project here.
  • Global Media Monitoring Project, coordinator for Sweden 2015.
    Images in the media buzz 1994-2014.

Ageing and media

Studying representation of ageing in the media as a part of the large research centre Agecap, Centre for Health and Ageing,

Recently finished project

Market-driven and Democracy-driven Freedom of expression. Project leader Eva-Maria Svensson, professor in Law (2013-2106).

Other fields of interests: Freelance journalists as flexible workforce. Consumer journalism

Teaching

Mainly journalism on various levels; graduate and undergraduate courses such as Investigative journalism, Freelance journalism, Media, Journalism and Global studies. Currently teaching mainly at undergraduate level.

Part of the project team of  EURO-AGEMI -The Advancing gender equality in media industries (2017-2019), financed by European Commission’s Directorate –General for Justice and Consumers.  The project  will bring journalism, media and communication students together with media professionals so as to foster a gender equality perspective within both journalism and media education and professional journalism practice, and bridge the transition between education and employment. It comprises educational components as well as knowledge-sharing among journalists students, media professional and academics. Involved parties: University of Newcastle (leading the project), JMG,  University of Padova, the European Federation of Journalists and the Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM). 

Other tasks

Several former engagement in journalism issues, among other board member of Sim(o), Institute for Media Studies, 2013-2015. former member of Gender Links International Advisory Board for GMDC, Gender and Media Diversity Center.

Co-chair at the Gender section of IAMCR); International Association of Media and Communication Research (2008-2010)

  • Served as an expert for EIGE 2011-2013 on gender and media.
  • Lectures frequently on gender and media nationally and internationally.

@gendermaria

Pictures

Search the university image database for more photos. (Search on the name or on JMG).

Latest publications

Äldre osynliga i mediernas värld
Maria Edström
Tidningen Äldreomsorg, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

Cultural narratives and representations in Swedish law and media regarding age discrimination
Maria Edström, Eva-Maria Svensson
Cultural Narratives, Processes and Strategies in Representations of Age and Aging. Graz, Austria: 27-30 April, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

From invisible to capable. Strategies and mind set of journalists to include older persons
Maria Edström
NordMedia 2017: Mediated Realities – Global Challenges. TWG 6: Media Across the Life Course. Tampere, Finland: 17-19 August, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

"Utan jämställdhet ingen yttrandefrihet"
Maria Edström
Den svære ytringsfrihed - nordiske røster /Den svåra yttrandefriheten – nordiska röster, Copenhagen, Nordic Council of Ministers , Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Afterword: Gender equality in the media - A shared responsibility
Maria Edström
TemaNord 2017:527 Women and men in the News. Report on gender representation in Nordic News content and the Nordic media Industry., Copenhagen, Nordic Council of Ministers, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Trovärdighet till salu? Etiska dilemman när reklam och journalistik blandas samman
Maria Edström
Truedson L. (red.). Näjtiv, kånntänt, brändidd– ska textreklam bli räddningen för journalistiken? , Stockholm, Institutet för Mediestudier, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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2017

Äldre osynliga i mediernas värld
Maria Edström
Tidningen Äldreomsorg, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

Cultural narratives and representations in Swedish law and media regarding age discrimination
Maria Edström, Eva-Maria Svensson
Cultural Narratives, Processes and Strategies in Representations of Age and Aging. Graz, Austria: 27-30 April, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

From invisible to capable. Strategies and mind set of journalists to include older persons
Maria Edström
NordMedia 2017: Mediated Realities – Global Challenges. TWG 6: Media Across the Life Course. Tampere, Finland: 17-19 August, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

"Utan jämställdhet ingen yttrandefrihet"
Maria Edström
Den svære ytringsfrihed - nordiske røster /Den svåra yttrandefriheten – nordiska röster, Copenhagen, Nordic Council of Ministers , Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Afterword: Gender equality in the media - A shared responsibility
Maria Edström
TemaNord 2017:527 Women and men in the News. Report on gender representation in Nordic News content and the Nordic media Industry., Copenhagen, Nordic Council of Ministers, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Trovärdighet till salu? Etiska dilemman när reklam och journalistik blandas samman
Maria Edström
Truedson L. (red.). Näjtiv, kånntänt, brändidd– ska textreklam bli räddningen för journalistiken? , Stockholm, Institutet för Mediestudier, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2016

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