Research | Finland | 26 May 2016

Four New Professors and a Research Director in Finland

Since November 2015, there has been appointed four new professors in Communication or Media Studies at the universities in Finland. Three of them are female – a new state of affairs!
Additionally, a new research director started at the Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Tampere.

Conference Report | 13 May 2016

Conference Paved the Way for Academic Research Cooperation

UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair at University of Gothenburg organized in collaboration with several partners a two-day research conference on the safety of journalists during the celebrations of World Press Freedom Day in Helsinki Finland, 3 and 4 May 2016. 
This international research conference paved the way for academic research cooperation - knowledge is the key.

NEWS | 4 Apr 2016

Public service news and digital media

Can public service news organisations stay competitive in a digital environment? A new Reuters Institute report shows that while some public service news organisations in Europe – notably the BBC in the UK and Yle in Finland – have invested heavily and are navigating the challenges brought by digital media well, others are struggling to adapt.

NEWS | 4 Apr 2016

Media Pluralism Monitor Report 2015

The Media Pluralism Monitor aims to assess the risks to media pluralism in the EU countries. The 2015 results for Finland and Sweden, the two Nordic countries included in the study, show a generally good state for media pluralism, but with warning signs due to a concentration in media ownership. 

Research article | Finland | 9 Feb 2016

Digital Divide and Some Uncomfortable Questions

The Finnish media researcher Hannu Nieminen, University of Helsinki, is one of the authors in a recent issue of the European Journal of Media Research. 

NEWS | 22 Jan 2016

Working group proposes that YLE reduce its own production

The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE should reduce its own production, and instead outsource tasks and purchase services from independent production companies. This was one of the proposals of the working group appointed by the Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications to assess the Finnish media market.

Från forskarföreningarna | Finland | 20 Jan 2016

MEVI2016 - Luottamus - Förtroende

Medie- och kommunikationsforskningsdagarna i Finland organiseras i Helsingfors 8-9 april, 2016. Årets tema är Luottamus - Förtroende

Television | Finland | 26 Nov 2015

Finnish TV output 2014

In Finland, the programme supply of the nationwide free-to-air channels has risen by six hours per day. Reality television and foreign fiction continue to be the largest programme categories in Finnish television, while news continues to decrease. This is shown in a report on Finnish TV programming by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which also indicates continuities of trends rather than any major changes compared to the previous year.

Conference | 20 Oct 2015

UNESCO Research Conference on Safety of Journalists

UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair at University of Gothenburg are organising in collaboration with University of Sheffield, University of Helsinki and University of Tampere a two-day research conference on Safety of Journalists during the celebrations of World Press Freedom Day in Helsinki, Finland.


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