Researcher Profile

Jesper Strömbäck

Principal Investigator - WP IV
Professor of Journalism and Political Communication
The Department of Journalism, Media and Communication
Gothenburg University

Jesper Strömbäck is professor in journalism and political communication at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg. He is a former Chair of the Political Communication Division within the International Communication Association and Associate Editor of Political Communication. He has published widely on topics related to political news coverage, the mediatization of politics, media use, public opinion, and media effects.

Selected Publications

Andersen, K., & Strömbäck, J. (2021). Media Platforms and Political Learning: The Democratic Challenge of News Consumption on Computers and Mobile Devices. International Journal of Communication, 15(0), 20.
Cardenal, A. S., Castro, L., Schemer, C., Strömbäck, J., Ste, A., de Vreese, C., & Van Aelst, P. (2021). Divided We Trust?: The Role of Polarization on Rally-around-the-Flag Effects during the COVID-19 Crisis. In Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus (pp. 157–173). Routledge.
Castro, L., Strömbäck, J., Esser, F., Van Aelst, P., de Vreese, C., Aalberg, T., Cardenal, A. S., Corbu, N., Hopmann, D. N., Koc-Michalska, K., Matthes, J., Schemer, C., Sheafer, T., Splendore, S., Stanyer, J., Ste˛pin´ska, A., Štětka, V., & Theocharis, Y. (2021). Navigating High-choice European Political Information Environments: A Comparative Analysis of News User Profiles and Political Knowledge. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 1–33. https://doi.org/10.1177/19401612211012572
Dahlgren, P. M., Shehata, A., & Strömbäck, J. (2019). Reinforcing spirals at work? Mutual influences between selective news exposure and ideological leaning. European Journal of Communication, 34(2), 159–174. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323119830056
Damstra, A., Boomgaarden, H. G., Broda, E., Lindgren, E., Strömbäck, J., Tsfati, Y., & Vliegenthart, R. (2021). What Does Fake Look Like? A Review of the Literature on Intentional Deception in the News and on Social Media. Journalism Studies, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2021.1979423
Damstra, A., Vliegenthart, R., Boomgaarden, H., Glüer, K., Lindgren, E., Strömbäck, J., & Tsfati, Y. (2021). Knowledge and the News: An Investigation of the Relation Between News Use, News Avoidance, and the Presence of (Mis)beliefs. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 19401612211031456. https://doi.org/10.1177/19401612211031457
Oscarsson, H., & Strömbäck, J. (2020). Covid 19 Kunskap och konspirationer: SOM-undersökningen om coronaviruset 2020. SOM-institutet.
Shehata, A., & Strömbäck, J. (2021). Learning Political News From Social Media: Network Media Logic and Current Affairs News Learning in a High-Choice Media Environment. Communication Research, 48(1), 125–147. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650217749354
Strömbäck, J. (2021a). Media-centric or Politics-centric Political Communication Research? Some Reflections. Political Communication, 0(0), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2021.1966598
Strömbäck, J. (2021b). Media Trust in Europe: Breaking News and Polarized Views [Policy Paper]. European Liberal Foundation.
Strömbäck, J., Tsfati, Y., Boomgaarden, H., Damstra, A., Lindgren, E., Vliegenthart, R., & Lindholm, T. (2020). News media trust and its impact on media use: Toward a framework for future research. Annals of the International Communication Association, 44(2), 139–156. https://doi.org/10.1080/23808985.2020.1755338
Theocharis, Y., Cardenal, A., Jin, S., Aalberg, T., Hopmann, D. N., Strömbäck, J., Castro, L., Esser, F., Van Aelst, P., de Vreese, C., Corbu, N., Koc-Michalska, K., Matthes, J., Schemer, C., Sheafer, T., Splendore, S., Stanyer, J., Stępińska, A., & Štětka, V. (2021). Does the platform matter? Social media and COVID-19 conspiracy theory beliefs in 17 countries. New Media & Society, 14614448211045666. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448211045666
Theorin, N., Meltzer, C. E., Galyga, S., Strömbäck, J., Schemer, C., Eberl, J.-M., Lind, F., Heidenreich, T., & Boomgaarden, H. G. (2021). Does News Frame Affect Free Movement Attitudes? A Comparative Analysis. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 10776990211006792. https://doi.org/10.1177/10776990211006793
Tsfati, Y., Boomgaarden, H. G., Strömbäck, J., Vliegenthart, R., Damstra, A., & Lindgren, E. (2020). Causes and consequences of mainstream media dissemination of fake news: Literature review and synthesis. Annals of the International Communication Association, 44(2), 157–173. https://doi.org/10.1080/23808985.2020.1759443
Van Aelst, P., Toth, F., Castro, L., Štětka, V., Vreese, C. de, Aalberg, T., Cardenal, A. S., Corbu, N., Esser, F., Hopmann, D. N., Koc-Michalska, K., Matthes, J., Schemer, C., Sheafer, T., Splendore, S., Stanyer, J., Stępińska, A., Strömbäck, J., & Theocharis, Y. (2021). Does a Crisis Change News Habits? A Comparative Study of the Effects of COVID-19 on News Media Use in 17 European Countries. Digital Journalism, 0(0), 1–31. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2021.1943481