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  • Postdoctoral fellow to the the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication

    [24 May 2020] We are hiring one postdoctoral fellow to work in the ERC-funded project Varieties of Media Effects (2019-2024), which Adam Shehata is heading. The research project studies public opinion on a range of societal problems, and how these opinions are influenced by news media coverage and citizens¿ media usage, in a rapidly changing media environment. Closing date for your application: June 12, 2020

  • Happy PhD students have learned to communicate

    [19 May 2020] Communicating research to the rest of the world is getting more and more important ¿ but is not entirely easy. That was why Lorenzo Minola, PhD student at the University of Gothenburg, chose to learn more at the popular course in communicating science that the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication offers.

  • JMG is now preparing for remote studies during the autumn term

    [13 May 2020] In order to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG), is now preparing for continued remote studies during the autumn semester of 2020. - We will do everything we can to maintain our good quality of teaching, says Monica Löfgren Nilsson, Head of Department.

  • New study showing previous stabile confidence in institutions among Swedes

    [8 Apr 2020] The corona crisis has brought up to date the question of confidence in institutions among the Swedes. Until now the confidence has been high and stabile, with a few dramatic exceptions. This is the result of a new study that Tim Segerberg, master student in political science, has done for the JMG research project Crisis Communication and Social Trust in a Multi-Public Society (KRISAMS) at University of Gothenburg.

  • Interview with Orla Vigsø in the Economist

    [5 Apr 2020] The Economist made an interview with Orla Vigsø, professor at JMG, about effective communication over covid-19, April 4, where he compared Denmark and Sweden.

  • To be fast and accurate - a dilemma for journalists during crises

    [30 Mar 2020] When the crisis strikes journalists struggle with being both quick and correct. Often news are being published with wordings like "according to unconfirmed (or uncertain) information". The researchers Jacob Sohlberg and Bengt Johansson at University of Gothenburg have investigated if the public understand these so called journalistic disclaimers.

  • JMG's media researchers are investigating corona virus reporting

    [25 Mar 2020] The researchers at the department of Journalism, media and communication (JMG) have been commissioned to follow the news reporting on the new corona virus (Covid-19). ¿ This gives us unique possibilities to compare with the knowledge that we have already acquired in previous studies, says docent Marina Ghersetti, member of the research team on crisis communication ¿ one of the key areas of research for the department at the University of Gothenburg.

  • The Local 20200325. What's missing from Sweden's coronavirus strategy? Clear communication

    [25 Mar 2020] Sweden is now one of the only countries in Europe, and one of the only coronavirus-hit countries worldwide, where it is still possible to go the pub or to school, and to gather with dozens, even hundreds of other people. Several experts have told The Local that the country needs to be much clearer in communications with the public on the coronavirus outbreak. Orla Vigsö, a professor who studies crisis communications at JMG, Gothenburg University, told The Local that the different political structures may be one reason for this contrasting wording.

  • The rumor spread about the Corona virus can have devastating consequences

    [24 Mar 2020] Media researcher Professor Orla Vigsø at JMG explains why it is so important that the authorities communicate the same about about the new corona virus (Covid-19).

  • Researcher: "Good media reporting about the coronavirus"

    [23 Mar 2020] The news media's reporting about the new coronavirus has so far been very extensive and primarily good. That¿s the opinion of Tomas Odén, docent in journalism at the University of Gothenburg, who studies the media¿s reporting of previous crises and epidemics.

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