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Jesper Strömbäck

Jesper Strömbäck is Ludvig Nordström Professor and Chair in Journalism and Professor in Political Communication at Mid Sweden. His research focuses on political communication, political news journalism, political public relations and marketing, and public opinion formation.

Jesper Strömbäck was previously a professor in the same subjects at Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall . He has also been a visiting researcher at the University of Florida and the University of Zurich , among others , as well as chairman of the Political Communication Division within the International Communication Association (2014–2016). Strömbäck was a member of Studieförbundet Näringsliv och Samhälles Demokratiråd 2005, 2006 and 2008. During the period 2011-2013 he was Secretary General and Chancellor of the Government's Future Commission , which was led by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt . [ 5 ] He is also assistant editor of the journal Political Communication.



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Strömbäck, J. (2017). News Seekers, News Avoiders, and the Mobilizing Effects of Election Campaigns: Comparing Election Campaigns for the National and the European Parliaments. International Journal of Communication, 11, 237–258.

Stromback, J., & Kiousis, S. (2013). Political Public Relations: Old Practice, New Theory-Building. Public Relations Journal, 7(4), 1–11.

Aalberg, T., & Strömbäck, J. (2011). Media-driven Men and Media-critical Women? An Empirical Study of Gender and MPs’ Relationships with the Media in Norway and Sweden. International Political Science Review, 32(2), 167–187.

Aalberg, T., Strömbäck, J., & de Vreese, C. H. (2011). The framing of politics as strategy and game: A review of concepts, operationalizations and key findings. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 13(2), 162–178.

Dahlgren, P. M., Shehata, A., & Strömbäck, J. (2019). Reinforcing spirals at work? Mutual influences between selective news exposure and ideological leaning. European Journal of Communication, 34(2), 159–174.

Dimitrova, D. V., Shehata, A., Strömbäck, J., & Nord, L. W. (2011). The Effects of Digital Media on Political Knowledge and Participation in Election Campaigns. Communication Research, 41(1), 95–118.

Dimitrova, D. V., & Strömbäck, J. (2005). Mission Accomplished? Framing of the Iraq War in the Elite Newspapers in Sweden and the United States. Gazette (Leiden, Netherlands), 67(5), 399–417.

Dimitrova, D. V., & Strömbäck, J. (2008). Foreign policy and the framing of the 2003 Iraq War in elite Swedish and US newspapers. Media, War & Conflict, 1(2), 203–220.

Dimitrova, D. V., & Strömbäck, J. (2012). Election news in Sweden and the United States: A comparative study of sources and media frames. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 13(5), 604–619.

Esser, F., de Vreese, C. H., Strömbäck, J., van Aelst, P., Aalberg, T., Stanyer, J., Lengauer, G., Berganza, R., Legnante, G., Papathanassopoulos, S., Salgado, S., Sheafer, T., & Reinemann, C. (2012). Political Information Opportunities in Europe. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 17(3), 247–274.

Geers, S., & Strömbäck, J. (2018). Patterns of intra-election volatility: the impact of political knowledge. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 29(3), 361–380.

Hameleers, M., Bos, L., Fawzi, N., Reinemann, C., Andreadis, I., Corbu, N., Schemer, C., Schulz, A., Shaefer, T., Aalberg, T., Axelsson, S., Berganza, R., Cremonesi, C., Dahlberg, S., de Vreese, C. H., Hess, A., Kartsounidou, E., Kasprowicz, D., Matthes, J., … Weiss-Yaniv, N. (2018). Start Spreading the News: A Comparative Experiment on the Effects of Populist Communication on Political Engagement in Sixteen European Countries. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 23(4), 517–538.

Holt, K., Shehata, A., Strömbäck, J., & Ljungberg, E. (2013). Age and the effects of news media attention and social media use on political interest and participation: Do social media function as leveler? European Journal of Communication, 28(1), 19–34.

Karlsson, M., & Strömbäck, J. (2010). Freezing the flow of online news. Journalism Studies, 11(1), 2–19.

Meltzer, C. E., Eberl, J.-M., Theorin, N., Heidenreich, T., Strömbäck, J., Boomgaarden, H. G., & Schemer, C. (2020). Media effects on policy preferences toward free movement: evidence from five EU member states. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 1–19.

Nord, L. W., & Strömbäck, J. (2003). Making Sense of Different Types of Crises: A study of the Swedish media coverage of the terror attacks against the United States and the US attacks in Afghanistan. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 8(4), 54–75.

Oleskog Tryggvason, P., & Strömbäck, J. (2017). Fact or Fiction? Investigating the quality of opinion poll coverage and its antecedents. Journalism Studies, 19(14), 2148–2167.

Shehata, A., & Strömbäck, J. (2011). A Matter of Context: A Comparative Study of Media Environments and News Consumption Gaps in Europe. Political Communication, 28(1), 110–134.

Shehata, A., & Strömbäck, J. (2018). Learning Political News From Social Media: Network Media Logic and Current Affairs News Learning in a High-Choice Media Environment. Communication Research, 009365021774935.

Skovsgaard, M., Shehata, A., & Strömbäck, J. (2016). Opportunity Structures for Selective Exposure: Investigating selective exposure and learning in Swedish election campaigns using panel survey data. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 21(4), 527–546.

Strömbäck, J. (2007). Political Marketing and Professionalized Campaigning. Journal of Political Marketing, 6(2–3), 49–67.

Strömbäck, J. (2008). Four Phases of Mediatization: An Analysis of the Mediatization of Politics. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 13(3), 228–246.

Strömbäck, J. (2009). Selective Professionalisation of Political Campaigning: A Test of the Party-Centred Theory of Professionalised Campaigning in the Context of the 2006 Swedish Election. Political Studies, 57(1), 95–116.

Strömbäck, J. (2016). Does Public Service TV and the Intensity of the Political Information Environment Matter? Journalism Studies, 18(11), 1415–1432.

Strömbäck, J., & Aalberg, T. (2008). Election News Coverage in Democratic Corporatist Countries: A Comparative Study of Sweden and Norway. Scandinavian Political Studies, 31(1), 91–106.

Strömbäck, J., & Dimitrova, D. V. (2006). Political and Media Systems Matter: A comparison of election news coverage in Sweden and the United States. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 11(4), 131–147.

Stromback, J., Djerf-Pierre, M., & Shehata, A. (2012). The Dynamics of Political Interest and News Media Consumption: A Longitudinal Perspective. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 25(4), 414–435.

Strömbäck, J., Djerf-Pierre, M., & Shehata, A. (2015). A Question of Time? A Longitudinal Analysis of the Relationship between News Media Consumption and Political Trust. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 21(1), 88–110.

Stromback, J., & Shehata, A. (2010). Media malaise or a virtuous circle? Exploring the causal relationships between news media exposure, political news attention and political interest. European Journal of Political Research, 49(5), 575–597.

Strömbäck, J., & Esser, F. (2014). Introduction: Making sense of the mediatization of politics. Journalism Studies, 15(3), 243–255.

Strömbäck, J., Falasca, K., & Kruikemeier, S. (2017). The Mix of Media Use Matters: Investigating the Effects of Individual News Repertoires on Offline and Online Political Participation. Political Communication, 35(3), 413–432.

Strömbäck, J., Grandien, C., & Falasca, K. (2012). Do campaign strategies and tactics matter? Exploring party elite perceptions of what matters when explaining election outcomes. Journal of Public Affairs, 13(1), 41–52.

Strömbäck, J., & Kiousis, S. (2010). A New Look at Agenda-Setting Effects-Comparing the Predictive Power of Overall Political News Consumption and Specific News Media Consumption Across Different Media Channels and Media Types. Journal of Communication, 60(2), 271–292.

Strömbäck, J., & Luengo, Ó. G. (2008). Polarized Pluralist and Democratic Corporatist Models: A comparison of election news coverage in Spain and Sweden. International Communication Gazette, 70(6), 547–562.

Strömbäck, J., Mitrook, M. A., & Kiousis, S. (2010). Bridging Two Schools of Thought: Applications of Public Relations Theory to Political Marketing. Journal of Political Marketing, 9(1–2), 73–92.

Strömbäck, J., Negrine, R., Hopmann, D. N., Jalali, C., Berganza, R., Seeber, G. U. H., Seceleanu, A., Volek, J., Dobek-Ostrowska, B., Mykkänen, J., Belluati, M., & Maier, M. (2013). Sourcing the News: Comparing Source Use and Media Framing of the 2009 European Parliamentary Elections. Journal of Political Marketing, 12(1), 29–52.

Strömbäck, J., & Nord, L. W. (2006). Do Politicians Lead the Tango? A Study of the Relationship between Swedish Journalists and their Political Sources in the Context of Election Campaigns. European Journal of Communication, 21(2), 147–164.

Strömbäck, J., & Nord, L. W. (2006b). Mismanagement, mistrust and missed opportunities: a study of the 2004 tsunami and Swedish political communication. Media, Culture & Society, 28(5), 789–800.

Strömbäck, J., & Shehata, A. (2007). Structural biases in British and Swedish election news coverage. Journalism Studies, 8(5), 798–812.

Strömbäck, J., & Shehata, A. (2018). The Reciprocal Effects Between Political Interest and TV News Revisited: Evidence from Four Panel Surveys. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 96(2), 473–496.

Strömbäck, J., Tsfati, Y., Boomgaarden, H., Damstra, A., Lindgren, E., Vliegenthart, R., & Lindholm, T. (2020). News media trust and its impact on media use: Toward a framework for future research. Annals of the International Communication Association, 44(2), 139–156.

Strömbäck, J., & van Aelst, P. (2009). Exploring Some Antecedents of the Media’s Framing of Election News: A Comparison of Swedish and Belgian Election News. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 15(1), 41–59.

Strömbäck, J., & Van Aelst, P. (2013). Why political parties adapt to the media: Exploring the fourth dimension of mediatization. International Communication Gazette, 75(4), 341–358.

Torial Aalberg, Frank Esser, Carsten Reinemann, Jesper Strömbäck and Claes H de Vreese (eds), Populist Political Communication in Europe. (2019). European Journal of Communication, 34(4), 463–464.

Tsfati, Y., Boomgaarden, H. G., Strömbäck, J., Vliegenthart, R., Damstra, A., & Lindgren, E. (2020). Causes and consequences of mainstream media dissemination of fake news: literature review and synthesis. Annals of the International Communication Association, 44(2), 157–173.

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