Ernesto Abalo

Universitetslektor Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Avdelningen för språk och kommunikation , Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation
Filosofie doktor

I am a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication.

My research is centered on journalism, media discourse and environmental communication. Currently I am working on a commissioed research project funded by Svensk Däckåtervinning AB, about artificial turfs as an environmental issue in the news media. Apart from that, I also reasearch about how Swedish journalism constructs the ongoing international renegotiation of cannabis, with the overall aim of contributing to the understanding of the workings of journalism vis-à-vis hegemonic values that are in crisis.

Besides my research, I currenty teach in the course Sociala medier i teori och praktik.


Abalo, E. (2017). News Journalism for Global Sustainablility?: On the Problems with Reification and Othering when Reporting on Social Inequality. In: Peter Berglez, Ulrika Olausson & Mart Ots (Ed.), What is Sustainable Journalism?: Integrating the Environmental, Social, and Economic Challenges of Journalism (pp. 135 -150). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group
Abalo, E., Danielsson, M., Johansson, H., Olsson, T. (2012). Emerging patterns in the era of e-governance: A study of users of 'Swedish public employment service' on internet. In: Ravi K. Dhar, Pooja Rana (Ed.), Media in the swirl (pp. 114 -125). New Delhi: Pentagon Press
Abalo, E., Danielsson, M., Johansson, H., Olsson, T. (2010). Digital inkludering eller exkludering? Arbetslösas användning av arbets­förmedlingens webbplats. In: Torbjörn Hjort, Philip Lalander, Roddy Nilsson (Ed.), Den ifrågasatte medborgaren - om utsatta gruppers relation till välfärdssystemen (pp. 69 -86). Växjö: Linnéuniversitetet


Abalo, E. (2021). Between facts and ambiguity: Discourses on medical cannabis in Swedish newspapers Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Abalo, E., Nilsson, J. (2021). Fostering the truthful individual Nordicom Review, 42(1), 109-123.
Abalo, E. (2019). Rifts in the hegemony: Swedish news journalism on cannabis legalization Journalism Studies, 20(11), 1617-1634.
Abalo, E. (2019). Struck by the Potentials of Cannabusiness: Exploring the Relationship Between Neoliberal Ideology and Journalism in the Reporting on Legal Cannabis tripleC (cognition, communication, co-operation): Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society / Unified Theory of Information Research Group, 17(1), 86-100.
Abalo, E. (2016). Through Eurocentric logics: The construction of difference in foreign news discourse on Venezuela Journal of Language and Politics, 15(1), 94-115.
Abalo, E. (2014). Constructing (Il)Legitimate Democracy: Populism and Power Concentration in Newspaper Discourse on Venezuela tripleC (cognition, communication, co-operation): Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society / Unified Theory of Information Research Group, 12(2), 802-821.




Abalo, E. (2018). Towards sustainable journalism? On the need for a new common sense on inequality.. Mediamorphosis: Identity and participation. February 16-17, Mumbai, India, 2018.
Abalo, E. (2018). Weeds in the Hegemony: Understanding Journalism on the Renegotiation of Cannabis. 7th European Communication Conference (ECC 2018), October 31 - November 3, 2018, Lugano, Switzerland.
Abalo, E. (2016). News for global sustainability?: Reifying and othering social inequality in news. Rethinking Power in Communicative Capitalism Critical Perspectives on Media, Culture and Society, Lisbon, September 8-10, 2016..
Abalo, E. (2015). Through an imperialistic gaze?: Journalism, ideology and the notion of democracy. Prague: Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, ESA 2015, 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association, 25-28 August 2015, Prague.
Abalo, E. (2013). Through a Eurocentric lens: Difference and (de)legitimacy in foreign news discourse on Venezuela. Ida Blom Conference, Bergen, Norway, October 14-15, 2013. Panel: Challenging the difference engine..
Abalo, E. (2013). Constructing democratic (de)legitimacy: Venezuela in foreign news discourse. NordMedia Conference, Oslo, Norway, August 8-11, 2013.
Abalo, E. (2012). The slum-dwellers and the Latin American normal: The construction of chavistas and the Venezuelan opposition in foreign news discourse. Communication, Crisis and Critique in Contemporary Capitalism, Bilbao, Basque Country, October 2012.
Abalo, E. (2011). Class as deviance: Constructing the support for and opposition against Hugo Chávez. 61st Annual ICA Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 26-30 May 2011.


Abalo, E. (2020). Medielogik eller hållbar kommunikation? En intervjustudie om medieringen av konstgräs som miljöfråga. Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication
Abalo, E. (2019). Konstgräs som miljöfråga i svenska nyhetsmedier: En kvantitativ innehållsanalys. Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication
Salonen, T., Abalo, E., Danielsson, M. (2008). Myndighet frågar medborgare: Brukarundersökningar i offentlig verksamhet. Växjö: Växjö University Press
Abalo, E., Danielsson, M. (2008). Olika publiker, olika livsstilar: Om idrott, kultur och regional utveckling. Växjö: Institutionen för samhällsvetenskap
Abalo, E., Danielsson, M. (2004). Förenaren och utestängaren: om mediesportkonsumtion och sportpreferenser. Växjö: Växjö universitet