Kajsa Falasca

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Kajsa Falasca, PhD, is Assistant professor in political communication at Mid Sweden University. She has an academic background in political science, sociology and media and communication science. Her research focuses different aspects of political communication such as election campaigning as well as the mediatization of politics and news, news media content and media effects on public opinion.

Kajsa Falasca is coordinator of the Master by Research Program in Media and Communication science.
She teaches courses at graduate and undergraduate level in: Political Communication, Strategic Political Communication, Social Science Research Methods and Thesis Writing.

Publications

Articles in journals

Falasca, K. , Dymek, M. & Grandien, C. (2017). Social media election campaigning : who is working for whom? A conceptual exploration of digital political labour. Contemporary Social Science,  

Helgesson, E. & Falasca, K. (2017). The construction of an elusive concept : Framing the controversial role and practice of lobbying in Swedish media. Public Relations Inquiry, vol. 6: 3, pp. 275-291.    

Strömbäck, J. , Falasca, K. & Kruikemeier, S. (2017). The Mix of Media Use Matters : Investigating the Effects of Individual News Repertoires on Offline and Online Political Participation. Political Communication,  

Falasca, K. & Grandien, C. (2017). Where you lead we will follow : A longitudinal study of strategic political communication and inter-party relations in election campaigning. Journal of Public Affairs, vol. 17: 3  

Falasca, K. (2014). Framing the Financial Crisis : An unexpected interaction between the government and the press. OBS - Observatorio, vol. 8: 1, pp. 1-21.    

Falasca, K. (2014). Political news journalism : Mediatization across three news reporting contexts. European Journal of Communication, vol. 29: 5, pp. 583-597.    

Shehata, A. & Falasca, K. (2014). Priming effects during the financial crisis : accessibility and applicability mechanisms behind government approval. European Political Science Review, vol. 6: 4, pp. 597-620.    

Strömbäck, J. , Grandien, C. & Falasca Larsson, K. (2013). Do Campaign Strategies and Tactics Matter? : Exploring Party Elite Perceptions of What Matters When Explaining Election Outcomes. Journal of Public Affairs, vol. 13: 1, pp. 41-52.  

Chapters in books

Falasca, K. (2017). Trump bemästrade medielogiken hela vägen till Vita huset. In När makten står på spel : journalistik i valrörelser. Stockholm : Institutet för mediestudier. pp. 152-167.    

Falasca, K. & Nord, L. (2013). Structures, Strategies and Spin : Government Communication in Sweden. In Government Communication : Cases and Challenges. Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 27-44.

Conference papers

Strömbäck, J. , Falasca, K. & Kruikemeier, S. (2017). A Healthy News Diet? Investigating the Effects of Individual News Diets on Political Participation Offline and Online. Paper presented at the The International Communication Association's 67th Annual Conference, Interventions: Communication Research and Practice. San Diego, USA 25-29 May 2017

Falasca, K. , Dymek, M. & Grandien, C. (2017). Exploring Digital Political Labour : political public relations and the exploitation of social media engagement. Paper presented at the The International Communication Association's 67th Annual Conference, Interventions: Communication Research and Practice. San Diego, USA, 25-29 May 2017

Falasca, K. & Grandien, C. (2016). Leaders and followers - a longitudinal study of inter-party relations in election campaigning.. Paper presented at the International Communication Association's 66th Annual Conference, Communication through Power, Fukuoka, Japan - 9-13 June 2016.

Falasca, K. (2016). Minimal or just difficult to measure? A panel study of agenda-setting effects at the individual level.. Paper presented at the International Communication Association's 66th Annual Conference, Communication through Power, Fukuoka, Japan - 9-13 June 2016.

Falasca, K. (2015). Non-significant or difficult to measure? A panel study of agenda-setting effects in the contemporary media environment. Paper presented at the European Communication Research and Education Association, ECREA, Political communication Conference. 27-28 August 2015 in Odense, Denmark at the Centre for Journalism, Dept. of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark

Falasca, K. & Grandien, C. (2015). Where you lead we will follow: A longitudinal study of strategic political communication in election campaigning. Paper presented at the International Communication Association's 65th Annual Conference, Communication Across the Life Span, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015

Falasca, K. & Nord, L. (2014). Challenges for Government communication in Sweden. Paper presented at the ICA, International Communication Association's 64th Annual Conference. 22-26 May 2014, Seattle

Falasca, K. (2014). Political news journalism : Media interventionism across three news reporting contexts. Paper presented at the ICA, International Communication Association's 64th Annual Conference.

Falasca, K. (2013). Framing the Financial Crisis : An unexpected interaction between the government and the press. Paper presented at the ICA - International Communication Association Annual conference Challenging Communication Research, London, UK 17-21 June 2013

Falasca, K. & Shehata, A. (2013). Priming Effects During the Financial Crisis : Accessibility and applicability mechanisms behind government approval. Paper presented at the ICA - International Communication Association Annual conference Challenging Communication Research, London, UK - 17-21 June 2013

Falasca, K. (2012). Framing the financial crisis : An analysis of political actors and journalists influence over news media content and the frame building process. Paper presented at the IAMCR-International Association for Media and Communication Research

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Falasca, K. (2015). Context matters. Interactions between news media, political actors and citizens in elections and crises. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2015 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 221)