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Bengt Johansson


Journalism Media and Communication
Visiting address
Seminariegatan 1B
41313 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 710
40530 Göteborg

About Bengt Johansson

Bengt Johansson got his PhD degree in 1998 with the thesis, News among us. Municipal News, Personal experience and Local Opinion Formation. He became Associate professor in 2006 and full professor 2010. He was Head of Department between 2008-2011 and Director of Graduate Studies 2000-2002.

Research Areas

My research profile is on different aspects of media, power and democracy. The research is performed inside the field of political communication and crisis communication, where I study the media and communication in perspectives of theories of democracy.

Fields of my present research are risk and crisis communication, long term media effects on societal beliefs, political advertising, political scandals and media election coverage.

Current Research Project

  • KRISAMS (Crisis Communication and Societal Trust in a Multi-public Society) (with Tomas Andersson-Odén, Monika Djerf-Pierre, Peter Esaiasson, Marina Ghersetti. Jacob Sohlberg and Orla Vigsö). Funded by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB.
  • The Long-Term Cultivation of Sociotropic Beliefs: How Selective Media use Shape Citizens' Deeply held Worldviews (with Adam Shehata and Monika Djerf-Pierre). Funded by The National Reserach Council
  • The Swedish Media Election Coverage 2018. (with Jesper Strömbäck). Funded by: Institutet för mediestudier


Essentially political communication and crisis communiation. Courses: MA-level: Political Communcation in the Digital Age, Crisis Communication. PhD-level: Communicating Science, Journalism in the Media Society


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