Publications

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

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.

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

• 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.

• 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.

Work in progress or under review 

Articles

• “Journalists and Informal Sources at a Time of Professionalized Political Communication: Who Gains the Power?” (Milda Malling)

• “Polish and Swedish journalist-politician Twitter networks: Who are the gatekeepers?” (Elena Johansson and Jacek Nożewski) (Forthcoming 2018 in Central European Journal of Communication) 

• “Along the government–media frontier: Press secretary roles – Swedish evidence” (Elena Johansson and Karl Magnus Johansson) 

• “Prime Ministers and Their Media Advisors: General and Swedish Observations” (Karl Magnus Johansson)

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

• “Explicating Government Communication: Evidence from Finland and Sweden” (Karl Magnus Johansson and Tapio Raunio) 

• “Explaining Presidentialization: The Media Factor” (Karl Magnus Johansson) 

• “The Prime Minister and the Media” (Karl Magnus Johansson)

• “Statsministern och medierna” (Karl Magnus Johansson) 

Book chapters

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

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

• Dobek Ostrowska, Bogusława, and Jacek Nożewski. Poland – independent vs. servile relationships.” 

• Johansson, Elena.“Social media for top politicians: comparative case illustrations from Finland, Poland and Sweden.”

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

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

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

• Malling, Milda. “Formal and informal interaction between journalists and their sources: power, exchange and trust.”

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

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

• Nygren, Gunnar, and Risto Niemikari. “A critical discussion on theories of mediatization of politics.”

Edited volume

Close and Distant: Political Executive–Media Relations in Four Countries (Nordicom, forthcoming 2018)

Karl Magnus Johansson and Gunnar Nygren (eds.), with Auksė Balčytienė, Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska, Elena Johansson, Milda Malling, Tom Moring, Risto Niemikari, Jacek Nożewski and Tapio Raunio

Book chapters, see above.