Publications


Solo-authored book

Sonnevend, J. (2016). Stories without Borders: The Berlin Wall and the Making of a Global Iconic Event. New York: Oxford University Press.

Reviews in English 
The Times Higher Education; Journal of Communication; Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism; Journalism & Mass Communication QuarterlyMedia, Culture & Society 

Reviews in Hungarian
Élet és Irodalom, Magyar Narancs, Periszkóp Közéleti-Elméleti Szemle, Librarius

Translation
Hungarian (Corvina Publisher, forthcoming in 2018)

Runner up [second prize] for Best Book Award, Global Media and Social Change Division, International Communication Association, 2018

Book in development

Sonnevend, JCharm: How Magnetic Personalities Capture Our Hearts, Minds and Politics
(under advance contract with Princeton University Press, editor: Meagan Levinson)


Edited volume

Greenhow, C., Sonnevend J., & Agur, C. (Eds.). (2016). Education and Social Media:Toward a Digital Future. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Special issues in peer-reviewed journals

Sonnevend, J. (2018). Media events today. Media, Culture & Society, doi: 10.1177/0163443717726014 (Introduction to special “crosscurrents” issue in honor of the 25th anniversary of Daniel Dayan’s and Elihu Katz’s Media Events: The Live Broadcasting of History).

Bodker, H., & Sonnevend, J. (Eds.) (2018). Special issue on “Shifting Temporalities of Journalism.” Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism.


Peer-reviewed journal articles

Sonnevend, J. (2020). A Virus as an icon: The 2020 pandemic in images. American Journal of Cultural Sociology, 12, 451-461.

Sonnevend, J. & Katz, Y. (2020). Capturing hearts: Charm, personal magnetism and the Iranian nuclear deal in the American and Israeli press. Journalism Studies, 21 (11), 1551–1570.

Sonnevend, J. & Kim, Y. (2020). An unlikely seducer: Kim Jong-un’s charm offensive from the PyeongChang Winter Olympics until the Trump-Kim summit. International Journal of Communication, 14, 1398–1420.

Sonnevend, J. (2019). Charm offensive: mediatized country image transformations in international relations. Information, Communication, & Society, 22(5), 695-701.

Sonnevend, J. (2018). Interruptions of time: The coverage of the missing Malaysian plane MH370 and the concept of ‘events’ in media researchJournalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. (Advance online publication, doi: 10.1177/1464884916689154).

Sonnevend, J. (2018). The lasting charm of Media EventsMedia, Culture & Society (Advance online publication, doi: 10.1177/0163443717726013).

Sonnevend, J. (2015). “Symbol of Hope for a World Without Walls”: The Fall of the Berlin Wall as a Global Iconic Event. Divinatio, 39-40, 223-233 (also translated into Bulgarian)

Sonnevend, J. (2013). Counterrevolutionary icons: The representation of the 1956 ‘counterrevolution’ in the Hungarian communist pressJournalism Studies, 14(3), 336-354.

Sonnevend, J. (2010). Remembering through sharing. The New Everyday, 1(3) [online journal publication].


Peer-reviewed bibliography

Sonnevend, J. (2017). Media Events. In Moy, P. (Ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Communication. New York: Oxford University Press.


Other articles and book chapters

Sonnevend, J. & Steiert, O. (forthcoming in 2021) “Seeing a Crisis Through Media: Narrating the Coronavirus Pandemic”, In J. Witte, S. Pickard, & M. Welker (Eds), The Impact of the Media on Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies. University of Heidelberg.

Sonnevend, J. (2020). The East in You Never Leaves. In Laczó, F. & Gabrijelčič, L.L. (Eds.) The Legacy of Division: East and West After 1989. Budapest: CEU Press. [also published on Eurozine and Public Seminar, and translated into Slovene]

Sonnevend, J. (2018). Facts (Almost) Never Win Over Myths. In Boczkowski, P. & Papacharissi, Z. (Eds.) Trump and the Media (pp. 87-93). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Sonnevend, J. (May 25, 2017). Our New Walls: The Rise of Separation Barriers in the Age of Globalization. E-International Relations (also published on Public Seminar).

Sonnevend, J. (2016). Event. In Peters, B. (Ed.), Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture (pp. 109-118). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Sonnevend, J. (2016). More Hope! Ceremonial Media Events Are Still Powerful in the Twenty-First Century. In Fox, A. (Ed.), Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society (pp. 132-141). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Balkin, J. M., & Sonnevend, J. (2016). The Digital Transformation of Education. In Greenhow, C., Sonnevend, J., & Agur, C. (Eds.), Education and social media: Toward a digital future (pp. 9-25). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Sonnevend, J. (2013). Iconoclash, or how to become “friends of interpretable objects?” Read Bruno Latour! In J. Elkins, K. McGuire, M. Burns, A. Chester, & J. Kuennen (Eds.), Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline (pp. 131-34). New York, London: Routledge.

Sonnevend, J. (2012). Iconic rituals: Towards a social theory of encountering images. In J. C. Alexander, D. Bartmanski & B. Giesen (Eds.), Iconic power: Materiality and Meaning in Social Life (pp. 219-233). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.