Charm: The Power of Personality in Global Politics
forthcoming with Princeton University Press in fall 2024.
Sonnevend, J. (2016). Stories Without Borders: The Berlin Wall and the Making of a Global Iconic Event. New York: Oxford University Press.
The Times Higher Education; Journal of Communication; Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism; Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Media, Culture & Society
Runner-up Best Book Award in the Global Communication and Social Change Division of the International Communication Association
Hungarian (Corvina Publisher, June 2018)
Greenhow, C.,Sonnevend J., & Agur, C. (Eds.). (2016). Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Sonnevend, J. (forthcoming, 2023) Populist Iconicity: The Contradictions of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as a Political Celebrity. Journal of Media and Cinema Studies.
Sonnevend, J., & Kövesdi, V. (2023). More Than Just a Strongman: The
Strategic Construction of Viktor Orbán’s Charismatic Authority on
Facebook. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/19401612231179120
Sonnevend, J. & Steiert, O. (2022). The Power of Predictability: How Angela Merkel Constructed Her Authenticity on Instagram. New Media & Society, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448221138472
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). The lasting charm of Media Events. Media, Culture & Society 40(1), 122-126.
Sonnevend, J. (2018). Interruptions of time: The coverage of the missing Malaysian plane MH370 and the concept of “events” in media research. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism 19(1), 75-92.
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. (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 press. Journalism Studies, 14(3), 336-354.
Special issues in
Sonnevend, J. (2018). “Media Events Today”, Media, Culture & Society, 40(1), 110-113
Bodker, H., & Sonnevend, J. (2018). “The ShiftingTemporalities of Journalism”, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 19(1), 3-6
Sonnevend, J. (2017). Media Events. In Moy, P. (Ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Communication. New York: Oxford University Press.
Sonnevend, J. (2020). The East in You Never Leaves. In Laczo, F. & Gabrijelcic, 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. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
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.
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. (2016). More hope! Ceremonial media events are still important in the 21st century. In Fox, A. (Ed.), Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society (pp. 132-141). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
„‚The Big Clean Up‘: The 2020 Pandemic as a Representational Crisis,“ SSRC Items, September 27, 2020
„Mekkora Orbán vonzereje, és miért ilyen fontos, hogy van neki?“ 24, August 13, 2019
„The East in You Never Leaves,“ Public Seminar, March 16, 2019
„Why We Need More Essays about Media,“ Public Seminar, March 6, 2018
„Megingott a liberális világrend, újra büszkén lehet falat építeni,“ 24, February 21, 2019
Cited in „‚Trump and the Media‘: Work-in-Progress Dispatches from a Sinking Ship,“ Pop Matters, October 29, 2018
„‚There Was No Berlin Wall, and It Never Fell‘,“ Research Matters, July 5, 2017
„Our New Walls,“ Public Seminar, June 16, 2017