My research is driven by a media-sociological vision that insists on understanding media and communication in social contexts, and the power dynamics at work in those contexts.
I do research in two main areas:
Media, globalization and cosmopolitanism: I study how people approach the globalizing affordances of the contemporary media landscape and the extent to which media constitute gateways to the wider world. I engage with the discussion on a "mediated cosmopolitanism" from a critical, media sociological perspective.
News media in the digital media landscape: Following the cultural sociology of Pierre Bourdieu I study how class shapes media orientations in high-choice media environments. I also study how journalists cope with the changes taking place in their field.
I mainly teach introductory media and communication theory and research methods. I also supervise undergraduate thesis work.
- Lindell, J & Hovden JF (2017) Distinctions in the Media Welfare State: Audience Fragmentation in Post-egalitarian Sweden. Media, Culture & Society. Download here.
- Lindell, J (2017) Distinction Recapped: Digital News Repertoires in the Class Structure. New Media & Society. Download here.
- Lindell, J (2017) Bringing Field Theory to Social Media, and Vice-Versa: Network-Crawling an Economy of Recognition on Facebook. Social Media + Society 3(4): 1-11. Download here
- Lindell, J & Sartoretto, P (2017) Young People, Class and the News: Distinction, Socialization and Moral Sentiments in Journalism Studies, OnlineFirst. Download here
- Ohlsson, J., Lindell, J & Arkhede, S. (2017) A Matter of Cultural Distinction: News Consumption in the Online Media Landscape in European Journal of Communication 32(2): 116-130. Download here
- Lindell, J & Karlsson, M. (2016) Cosmopolitan Journalists? Global Journalism in the Work and Visions of Journalists in Journalism Studies 17(7): 860-870. Download here
- Lindell, J. (2015) Bourdieusian Media Studies: Returning Social Theory to Old and New Media in Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory 16(3): 362-377. Download here.
- Lindell, J. (2015) Mediapolis, Where art Thou?: Mediated Cosmopolitanism in Three Media Systems between 2002-2010 in International Communication Gazette 77(2): 189-207. Download here