Maria Edström

UniversityUniversity of Gothenburg
DepartmentJournalism, media and communication
Keywordsgenus, jämställdhet, medier,yttrandefrihet, journalistik, medierepresentationer,äldre i medierna, ålderism, Gender, media representations, ageing, aging,agism, ageism, gender equality, journalism, freedom of expression.

Website University of Gothenburg, in Swedish
Website University of Gothenburg, in English
Networks/thematic areasGlobal Sustainable Futures (GSF)

Reasearch / work
1)Comparing gender and media equality across the globe: a cross-national study of the qualities, causes and consequences of gender equality in and through the news media. Project leader Monika Djerf- Pierre, professor in Media - and Communication research (2015-2019 2)Studying representation of ageing in the media as a part of the large research centre Agecap, Centre for Health and Ageing 3)Market-driven and Democracy-driven Freedom of expression. Project leader Eva-Maria Svensson, professor in Law (2013-2106). 4) innovation project, AGEMI Adcancing gender equality in the media industries, funded by European Commission’s General Directorate for Justice and Consumers.The project will bring journalism, media and communication students together with media professionals so as to foster a gender equality perspective within both journalism and media education and professional journalism practice, and bridge the transition between education and employment. It comprises educational components as well as knowledge-sharing among journalists students, media professional and academics. Involved parties: University of Newcastle (leading the project), JMG, University of Padova, the European Federation of Journalists and the Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM).