Andreas Widholm, Associate Professor

Department of Media Studies · Stockholm University, Sweden — Associate Professor

Research Areas

  • Journalism
  • Media Audiences
  • Media Production and Innovation
  • Political Communication
  • Popular Culture
  • Public Service Media
  • Social Media

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Andreas Widholm is Associate Professor of journalism in the Department of Media Studies (IMS) at Stockholm University, Sweden. His research addresses the relationship between media, politics and culture with a particular focus on journalism and social media. This broad area includes studies of online news, cultural journalism, global television news, digital political communication and media consumption from a variety of perspectives. Andreas received his PhD at IMS in 2011 with the thesis ”Europe in Transition: Transnational Television News and European Identity”. He is currently involved in a research project exploring historical and contemporary practices of cultural journalism in Sweden (financed by the Swedish research council 2016-2019). In 2016 he contributed to a research project on international news images of the Ukraine crisis with a study of the Russian global news broadcaster RT (financed by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency). Andreas was previously a co-researcher in ”Changing Places”, a research project exploring global and local media events as mediated through screen practices in public space (Swedish Research Council 2011-2013). In 2013-2016 Andreas held a position as senior lecturer of journalism at Södertörn University. In 2012-2013 he was appointed researcher in residence at Swedish Public Service Radio, where he worked with a series of projects relating to media consumption, online news flows and local audience networks. Andreas is currently on the board of the Swedish institute for media studies (Institutet för mediestudier).