Kajsa Falasca

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PhD in Media and Communication Studies and Assistant Professor at DEMICOM, Centre for Study of Democracy and Communication. Kajsa is researching strategic political communication in the modern media landscape. She is also a well-established expert and is frequently engaged by various media to comment on political communication.

Area of interest

Kajsa's research focuses on the development of strategic political communication in the modern media landscape, such as how election campaigns are conducted with new strategies in social media, political news journalism and media effects.

Publications

Articles in journals

Falasca, K. , Dymek, M. & Grandien, C. (2019). Social media election campaigning : who is working for whom? A conceptual exploration of digital political labour. Contemporary Social Science, vol. 14: 1, pp. 89-101.  

Falasca, K. (2018). Not minimal but more difficult to measure : A panel study of media effects. OBS - Observatorio, vol. 12: 3, pp. 48-65.    

Strömbäck, J. , Falasca, K. & Kruikemeier, S. (2018). The Mix of Media Use Matters : Investigating the Effects of Individual News Repertoires on Offline and Online Political Participation. Political Communication, vol. 35: 3, pp. 413-432.  

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.    

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

Nord, L. , Grusell, M. , Bolin, N. & Falasca, K. (2018). Ingenting är längre som förut.... In Snabbtänkt : Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, DEMICOM. pp. 10-12.    

Falasca, K. (2018). Nya mediedieter när vertikala och horisontella medier möts. In Snabbtänkt : Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, DEMICOM. pp. 103-104.  

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.

Collections (editor)

Nord, L. (ed.) , Grusell, M. (ed.) , Bolin, N. (ed.) & Falasca, K. (ed.) (2018). Snabbtänkt : Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, DEMICOM    

Conference papers

Falasca, K. (2018). Political news coverage : A longitudinal perspective of mediatization of politics. Paper presented at the ECREA, 7th European Communication Conference. Lugano, Switzerland, October 31-November 3, 2018.

Falasca, K. & Helgesson, E. (2018). Revolving around the role of public affairs in the political process. Paper presented at the The International Communication Association's 87th Annual Conference, 2018 Post Conference, Lobbying and Democracy: The Voice of Communication. Prague, Czech Republic, 24-28 May 2018.

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. (2017). Strategic Political Communication in Social Media. Paper presented at the IAMCR- International Association for Media and Communication Research. “Transforming Culture, Politics & Communication: New media, new territories, new discourses”. 2017, Cartagena, Colombia.

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)  

Other

Bolin, N. , Falasca, K. , Grusell, M. & Nord, L. (2018). De partier som tänker nytt kommer att vinna valet 2022 (DN debatt).