"News from America A one-day seminar"

  • Date: –15:30
  • Location: Universitetshuset Room IX
  • Lecturer: Inger Arenander, former correspondent for Sveriges Radio in Washington; Henrik Berggren, historian, author, former cultural editor, Dagens Nyheter; Jonas Björk, Professor of Journalism and Public Relations at Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis; Jørn Brøndal, Professor of American studies, University of Southern Denmark, Odense; Christian Christensen, Professor, Journalism, Media and Communication Studies (JMK), Stockholms University; Helena Groll, news anchor, former correspondent in Los Angeles, Sveriges Radio: Karin Henriksson, author, former correspondent for Svenska Dagbladet, Washington; Ulrika Knutson, journalist, author, former president of Swedish Publicists’ Association (Publicistklubben); Lars Truedsson, director, Institutet för mediestudier, Stockholm.
  • Website
  • Organiser: Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS), Department of English
  • Contact person: Dag Blanck
  • Seminarium

How do Swedes get their information about the U.S.? What role do Swedish correspondents in the U.S. play? How does the news reporting shape our understanding of the United States? What has the changing media landscape of recent years meant? How does the news reporting relate the general Swedish image of the U.S.?

Program and registration information is available via the link "website" above.

These are some questions that will be discussed in the seminar “News from America,” arranged by the Swedish Institute for North American Studies at Uppsala University on Tuesday, June 4. The seminar is supported by a generous multi-year support from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation of the Swedish Institute for North American Studies.

Participants include both scholars of Swedish-American media relations and some of the leading practitioners in the field. The seminar will consist of presentations, panel discussions, and ample opportunities for questions and answers with the audience.