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Michael Krona
Senior Lecturer

My research interest started off in the field of television and journalism. As a doctoral student I held a joint position between Media- and communication studies and Film studies at Lund University, which meant I had to combine traditions from social sciences and human sciences. My object of study soon became the history of political tv-journalism in Sweden, namely from the Swedish public service national broadcaster SVT. I studied the journalistic narrative strategies of domestic political reports from late 1970's up until 2005. I finished my doctoral thesis in 2009 after about five years of work on it. Since then I have changed direction of research focus, starting to work on intersections between traditional journalism and new media discourses. This inhabits my particular interest in how new media technology relates to political and social change. About a year ago I started writing a book on the interplay between use and development of media technology and socio-political revolutions during the last 40 years. The history takes off in the early stages of the fall of Communism throughout eastern Europe in the 1980's. In this evolving political times the neo-liberal growth of a media market had opened possibilities for media technology to reach into closed nations, being implemented by citizens in totalitarian states and affect their values and normative assumptions on the surrounding world. Although the technology itself differs substantially, similar strategies of use of media technology can be traced in current evolving circumstances in the Arab world in 2011 and this year, which is where my book ends up. People trying to break free from dictatorship and social misery, using technology to organize, mobilize and protest against regimes – challenging the long experienced control and abuse of power. Major differences can be seen in the aspects of participatory and interactivity of the media, how traditional mass media and journalism were a dominant part in the 1980's and now to a large extent being replaced with a critical mass of citizens participate and mobilize through the use of new media, creating new alternative, emerging public spheres. Hence, shift of power relations becames evident on several levels – all of which I am trying to describe and analyze in this book. On the same topic, but more theoretically drawn towards technological rationality and digital divides, I co-write a chapter for an english anthology initiated by the MEDEA Institute at Malmö University. The entire book is devoted to an overall theme of Innovation, design, democracy and future making – and the chapter I write focus on the service Bambuser; a live video streaming application. Together with its founder Måns Adler I write about the role of Bambuser as a tool for citizens in Syria and Egypt to promote political change in these countries. The aim is to understand how design and innovation of in this case Bambuser, relates to the implementation and use of the service during disturbing political circumstances. Above these two book projects I currently write two articles for peer review on similar topics, both of them planned to be finished early next year.

Contact details

E-mail:michael.krona@mah.se
Telephone:040-66 57113
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, NI:Plan 4, Hus B
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Postal address:Malmö högskola, Kultur och samhälle, 205 06 Malmö
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  • Publications

  • Selected publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    Monographs
    Ehn, Pelle, Nilsson, Elisabet M., Topgaard, Richard (red./ed.) | Ehn, Pelle, Nilsson, Elisabet M., Topgaard, Richard, Adler, Måns, Björgvinsson, Erling, Book, Karin, Cuartielles, David, Emilson, Anders, Hillgren, Per-Anders, Hobye, Mads, Krona, Michael, Linde, Per, Lindström, Kristina, Marttila, Sanna, Seravalli, Anna, Severson, Pernilla, Ståhl, Åsa, Suchman, Lucy, Watts, Laura (2014) Making futures : marginal notes on innovation, design, and democracy. MIT Press, 352, ISBN 9780262027939, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf) (PDF document) (application/pdf)
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MICHAEL KRONA
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