Publications

An edited volume, journal articles and conference papers are the principal deliverables of the project.

Edited volume

• Johansson, Karl Magnus, and Gunnar Nygren, eds. 2019. Close and Distant: Political Executive–Media Relations in Four Countries. Gothenburg: Nordicom.  

Chapters in edited volume

• Nygren, Gunnar, and Karl Magnus Johansson. “The interplay of media and the political executive: Introduction and framework”.

• Niemikari, Risto, Tapio Raunio, and Tom Moring. “Finland: Informal interdependence and occasional clashes”.

• Balčytienė, Auksė, and Milda Malling. “Lithuania: Interaction shaped by benefits-oriented reasoning”.

• Dobek-Ostrowska, Bogusława, and Jacek Nożewski. Poland: Independent vs. servile relationships”. 

• Johansson, Karl Magnus, Milda Malling, and Gunnar Nygren. “Sweden: A professionally symbiotic relationship”.

• Johansson, Karl Magnus, and Tapio Raunio. “Government communication in a comparative perspective”.

• Johansson, Elena. “Social media in political communication: A substitute for conventional media?”.

• Malling, Milda. “Power and exchange in formal and informal interaction between journalists and their sources”.

• Nygren, Gunnar, and Risto Niemikari. “Media logics as parts of the political toolkit: A critical discussion on theories of mediatisation of politics”.

• Balčytienė, Auksė, and Tom Moring. “Variations in political communication culture: New forms of political parallelisms and media-politics coalitions”.

• Johansson, Karl Magnus, and Gunnar Nygren. “Locked in a mutual dependency: Media and the political executive in close interplay”.

Articles in international peer-review journals

• Johansson, Elena, and Jacek Nożewski. 2018. “Polish and Swedish journalist-politician Twitter networks: Who are the gatekeepers?”. Central European Journal of Communication 11(2): 129–150. 

Reports and popular science publications 

• Johansson, Karl Magnus. 2018. “Statsministern och medierna” [The prime minister and the media], in Snabbtänkt: Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare, edited by Lars Nord, Marie Grusell, Niklas Bolin, and Kajsa Falasca. Sundsvall: Demicom.

Conference papers (selection)

• Balčytienė, Auksė, and Milda Malling. 2017. “Media and politics in Lithuania: From uneasy to professionalized relationship”. Paper prepared for presentation at the CEECOM conference, Ljubljana, June 15–17, 2017.

• Balčytienė, Auksė, and Tom Moring. 2018. “Variations in political communication culture: new forms of political parallelisms and media-politics coalitions”. Paper presented at the ICA conference, Prague, May 24–28, 2018.

• Dobek-Ostrowska, Bogusława, and Jacek Nożewski. 2017. “Political executive and media relations in democratic Poland: The third decade of experience”. Paper presented at the CEECOM conference, Ljubljana, June 15–17, 2017.

• Johansson, Elena. 2017. “Swedish government communication in social media: a press secretary-mediated channel?”. Paper presented at the NOPSA congress, Odense, August 8–11, 2017.

• Johansson, Elena. 2018. “Social media for top politicians: comparative case illustrations from Finland, Poland and Sweden”. Paper presented at the ICA conference, Prague, May 24–28, 2018.

• Johansson, Elena, and Jacek Nożewski. 2017. “Polish and Swedish journalists’ source networks in Twitter: Who takes control?”. Paper presented at the CEECOM conference, Ljubljana, June 15–17, 2017.

• Johansson, Elena, and Karl Magnus Johansson. 2019. “Along the government–media frontier: Press secretaries offline/online”. Paper presented at the CEECOM conference, Sofia, June 19–21, 2019.

• Johansson, Karl Magnus, Milda Malling, and Gunnar Nygren. 2017. “Sweden – “professionally symbiotic” relations”. Paper presented at the CEECOM conference, Ljubljana, June 15–17, 2017.

• Johansson, Karl Magnus, and Tapio Raunio. 2018. “Government communication in comparative perspective”. Paper presented at the ICA conference, Prague, May 24–28, 2018.

• Malling, Milda. 2016. “Professionalized political communication vs. speedy-journalism: who gains the power?”. Paper presented at the second annual International Journal of Press/Politics conference, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, September 28–30, 2016.

• Malling, Milda. 2018. “Formal and informal interaction: power and exchange between journalists and their political sources (Lithuania and Sweden)”. Paper presented at the ICA conference, Prague, May 24–28, 2018.

• Malling, Milda. 2019. “Informal and Invisible Sources in Political Coverage in Lithuania and Sweden”. Paper presented at the NordMedia PhD student preconference, Malmö, August 19–20, 2019.

• Malling, Milda. 2019. “Reconstructing the Invisible: Informal and Invisible Sources in Two Countries”. Paper presented at the international conference “From Economic to Political Informality: Exploring the Link between Shadow Practices, Policy Making and Development”, Lund University, September 17–19, 2019.

• Niemikari, Risto, Tapio Raunio, and Tom Moring. 2017. “Informal interdependence: Relations between the political executive and media in Finland”. Paper presented at the CEECOM conference, Ljubljana, June 15–17, 2017.

• Nożewski, Jacek. 2018. “Professional relations between politicians, journalists and press secretaries in Poland”. Paper presented at the ICA conference, Prague, May 24–28, 2018.

• Nygren, Gunnar, and Risto Niemikari. 2018. “Journalists and political power – mediatization and political instrumentalization”. Paper presented at the ICA conference, Prague, May 24–28, 2018.

Papers in progress or under review

• Johansson, Elena, and Karl Magnus Johansson. “Along the government–media frontier: Press secretaries offline/online”.

• Johansson, Karl Magnus, and Tapio Raunio. “Centralizing Government Communication? Evidence from Finland and Sweden”. 

• Johansson, Karl Magnus, and Tapio Raunio. “Communication as a Leadership Resource: Prime Ministerial Media Relations in Finland and Sweden”. 

• Johansson, Karl Magnus. “Prime Ministers and Their Media Advisers: General and Swedish Observations”.

• Johansson, Karl Magnus. “Explaining Presidentialization: The Media Factor”. 

• Johansson, Karl Magnus. “Communicating Foreign Policy: The Swedish Case”.

• Johansson, Karl Magnus. “Statsministern och medierna”. 

• Malling, Milda. “Reconstructing the invisible: informal and unmentioned sources in the political coverage in two countries”.