Rok Smrdelj (FA, UL)
Rok Smrdelj (1992) is a Research Associate at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. His research focuses on the sociology of media and communication, with a particular emphasis on the study of communication relations in the hybrid media sphere. In his PhD, he examined the construction of the migrant “crisis” on Twitter in Slovenia using a combination of critical discourse studies and digital quantitative methods. He also serves as the secretary of the Slovenian Sociological Association and as the book review editor for the journal Social Science Forum. He received an award from the Slovene Sociological Association for young, promising sociologists. In the period 2017–2022 he was a scholarship holder of the Eng. Milan Lenarčič University Foundation.
The study examines the “affective turn” in the media which has marked a series of changes, ranging from the digitalisation of newsrooms and new forms of employment to the...
Article Intersectional representation in online media discourse: reflecting anti-discrimination position in reporting on same-sex partnerships
Taking the example of online media reporting on same-sex partnerships in Slovenia, the authors analyze how power relations are reinforced when one type of media discourse fails to acknowledge...