Peter Berglez

Professor
Department of Languages and Communication , School of Education and Communication
Doctor of Philosophy

Research

Peter Berglez’s research primarily focuses on media and journalism’s role in a rapidly changing and globalizing world. His studies, which are both theoretical and empirical, stem from a critique of domestic media’s national “container” thinking. Despite today’s transnational reality, in which nation-states and continents are deeply interlinked by technology, environmental crises, financial systems, epidemics, etc., everyday media still tends to cover reality as if nation-states were autonomous and disconnected. This is a democratic problem as it produces a distorted picture of everyday social reality. His contribution to the understanding of the concept of global journalism facilitates analyses of media’s coverage of transnational and cross-border phenomena such as climate change and terrorism. He has also developed a model for practicing global journalism, which is different from traditional foreign reporting, in the context of media production.

Berglez has published his research in journals such as Journalism Studies, Environmental Communication and Media, Culture & Society, and is the author of 33 pieces of scientific work. Either as a project leader or co-researcher, he has been involved in projects funded by the Swedish Research Council, Formas, and the Swedish Development Agency. In addition to his work on global journalism, he has lead a research project about cross-professional interaction on Twitter, funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Biography

Peter Berglez is Professor of Media and Communication Science at Jönköping University. His received his doctorate in 2006 from Örebro University, and became an associate professor at the same university in 2011. He has been involved in several research projects, both as project leader and co-researcher, focusing on different aspects of traditional and social media’s role in society, mainly in relation to war/conflicts, globalization, and the environment. Between 2004 and 2015, he taught global journalism theory in the MA program in Global Journalism at Örebro University where he also was one of the originators of the MA program J-Connected. Berglez has been a member of the steering committee of the digital media program Hyper Island and is serving as an academic consultant for the international news magazine The Conversation. He has worked as an expert consultant and/or given talks for the Academy of Finland, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, and Norway’s National Council for Quality in Higher Education, to mention a few.

Article

Berglez, P., Al-Saqaf, W. (2020). Extreme weather and climate change: social media results, 2008–2017 Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions.
Berglez, P., Lidskog, R. (2019). Foreign, domestic, and cultural factors in climate change reporting: Swedish media’s coverage of wildfires in three continents Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 13(3), 381-394.
Gearing, A., Berglez, P. (2019). The microcosm of global investigative journalism: Understanding cross-border connections beyond the ICIJ Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 8(2), 211-229.
Berglez, P., Gearing, A. (2018). The Panama and Paradise Papers. The Rise of a Global Fourth Estate International Journal of Communication, 12, 4573-4592.
Olausson, U., Berglez, P. (2014). Media and climate change: Four long-standing research challenges revisited Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 8(2), 249-265.
Olausson, U., Berglez, P. (2014). The post-political condition of climate change: an ideology approach Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 25(1), 54-71.
Olausson, U., Berglez, P. (2014). Media Research on Climate Change: Where have we been and where are we heading? Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 8(2), 139-141.
Berglez, P., Olausson, U. (2013). "Klimatfrågans död till stor del mediernas fel" .
Berglez, P., Olausson, U. (2011). Miljön, forskningen - och så medie- och kommunikationsforskningen Nordicom Information, 33(3), 83-86.
Berglez, P., Eriksson, G., Ekström, M., Moberg, U., Olausson, U. (2010). Pressen sviker sin roll Nerikes Allehanda.
Olausson, U., Berglez, P. (2010). Stor risk att allt fler kommer att strunta i klimatfrågan Dagens Nyheter.

Book chapter

Berglez, P., Olausson, U. (2019). Global journalism. In: Tim P. Vos & Folker Hanusch (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of journalism studies Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons
Konow-Lund, M., Gearing, A., Berglez, P. (2019). Transnational cooperation in journalism. In: Oxford research encyclopedia of communication Oxford: Oxford University Press
Berglez, P. (2019). Den globala journalistiken. In: Michael Karlsson & Jesper Strömbäck (Ed.), Handbok i journalistikforskning (pp. 433 -446). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Berglez, P. (2019). Kritisk diskursanalys. In: M. Ekström & B. Johansson (Ed.), Metoder i medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap (pp. 225 -254). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Berglez, P. (2018). Time for the rise of global journalism. In: Watchdog for the future: the journalist as pioneer of a new global narrative (pp. 53 -57). Stockholm: Global Challenges Foundation
Berglez, P., Olausson, U., Ots, M. (2017). What is Sustainable Journalism?: An introduction. In: What Is Sustainable Journalism?: Integrating the Environmental, Social, and Economic Challenges of Journalism (pp. 11 -26).
Berglez, P. (2016). Nyheter som antingen inrikes eller utrikes, eller både och?. In: Lars Truedson (Ed.), Journalistik i förändring: Om Mediestudiers innehållsanalys 2007 och 2014 (pp. 130 -134). Stockholm: Stiftelsen Institutet för mediestudier
Olausson, U., Berglez, P. (2016). Media and Climate Change: Four Long-standing Research Challenges Revisited. In: Olausson, Ulrika & Berglez, Peter (Ed.), Media Research on Climate Change: Where have we been and where are we heading? (pp. 111 -127).
Berglez, P., Höijer, B., Olausson, U. (2009). Individualisation and nationalisation of the climate issue: two ideological horizons in Swedish news media. In: Tammy Boyce, Justin Lewis (Ed.), Climate change and the media (pp. 211 -223). New York: Peter Lang Publishing
Berglez, P., Olausson, U. (2008). Kritisk diskursanalys. In: Mats Ekström (Ed.), Mediernas språk (pp. 121 -138). Malmö: Liber

Collections

(2009). Mediesamhället: Centrala begrepp. Lund: Studentlitteratur

Conference paper

Ots, M., Berglez, P., Olausson, U. (2019). Sustainable news media: Organizational reconciliation of economic, democratic, and environmental challenges in media firms. 6th RME Research Conference, 1-3 oct 2019 Jönköping.
Olausson, U., Berglez, P. (2017). Towards a Research Agenda for Sustainable Journalism. Political Studies Association Media and Politics Group Conference, University of Hull.
Olausson, U., Berglez, P. (2016). Towards a research agenda for sustainable journalism. Prague: Czech-In, The 6th European Communication Conference (ECREA).
Berglez, P., Olausson, U. (2013). Towards a renewed Research Agenda for Media Studies on Climate Change. The 12th Biennal Conference on Communication and Environment, 6-10 June 2013, Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.
Olausson, U., Berglez, P. (2013). Towards a renewed agenda for media research on climate change. Conference on Communication and Environment 2013.
Olausson, U., Berglez, P. (2012). Towards a renewed research agenda for media research on climate change. International symposium on the future of media research on climate change.
Berglez, P., Olausson, U. (2010). The 'climate threat' as ideology: interrelations between citizen and media discourses. Communicating Climate Change II - Global Goes Regional, 11-12 October, 2010, University of Hamburg, Germany.
Berglez, P., Olausson, U. (2008). Individualization and nationalization of the climate issue: two ideological horizons in Swedish news media. Second European Communication ECREA Conference, Barcelona 25-28 November, 2008. (Science & Environment Communication Section).
Berglez, P., Olausson, U. (2007). Intentional and unintentional transnationalism: two political identities repressed by national media. Communicating Climate Change: Discourses, Mediations and Perceptions, University of Minho, Portugal, November 19-20, 2007.
Berglez, P., Olausson, U. (2007). The structural repression of the transnational: social representations of the nation-state in the news media. Symposium on Cosmopolitanism and the Media, Försvarshögskolan (Defence College), Stockholm, Sweden, April 12-13, 2007.
Berglez, P., Olausson, U. (2007). Social representations of climate change in the media and among citizens. Communicating Climate Change: Discourses, Mediations and Perceptions, University of Minho, Portugal, November 19-20, 2007.

Report

Schäfer, M., Berglez, P., Wessler, H., Eide, E., Nerlich, B., O'Neill, S. (2016). Investigating mediated climate change communication: A best-practice guide. Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication