Media and Communication Studies

The media are permeating more or less our entire existence, and that is why the research field of Media and Communication Studies has grown rapidly over recent years.



Ulrika Olausson

At Jönköping University, this research environment has a strong international profile. We are internationally well-recognized in the research fields of environmental communication in general and climate journalism in particular as well as in the field of global journalism. Our research supports the Media and Communication BA program, and the MA program International Communication

The research environment Media and Communication Studies at Jönköping University (MCS@JU) is profiled towards Sustainable Communication. The aim of this research is to produce knowledge about how communication in various contexts – in journalism, in organizations, in politics etc. – might contribute to meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN’s sustainability agenda, i.e. to a sustainable society. MCS@JU addresses all three dimensions of sustainability – environmental, social, and economic – and how communication in various forms might contribute to their reconciliation.

Within the framework of this research profile, the MCS researchers have run the program Sustainable Journalism, whose aim was to develop knowledge about journalism’s contribution to a sustainable society as well as knowledge about the sustainable future of journalism itself. Read more about this program and the book Sustainable Journalism: Integrating the Environmental, Social, and Economic Challenges of Journalism here

Content updated 2018-02-01

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