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COMET - Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication

Jari Väliverronen

Researcher, M. Soc. Sc.DSCN3019.JPG, Doctoral student
Telephone: +358 50 318 5949
Visiting & mail address: Research Centre COMET, Kalevantie 4, room E241, FI-33014 University of Tampere, Finland


I have worked as a researcher at COMET and its predecessor JRDC since 2007. Currently, my main task is to conduct research towards a PhD in the Faculty of Communication Sciences on recent changes in Finnish political journalism. I am supervised by Professor Risto Kunelius, and funding is secured until October 2017 by a grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

In addition to the dissertation, I am involved with two projects at COMET. First, colleague Heikki Heikkilä and I are analysing the impact of Wikileaks on mainstream journalism in three different countries: Finland, Sweden and the UK.

Secondly, I am a part of the extensive Worlds of Journalism project where I am investigating Finnish journalists' professional and ethical values as well as work conditions alongside colleagues Laura Ahva and Reeta Pöyhtäri.

Besides researching, I have also worked as a board member of the Tampere University Association of Reseachers and Teachers (2012–2015) and as an instructor in some lifelong education projects run by the research centre.


My research interests lie in political journalism, journalism change in its many ways, and crisis/disaster journalism.

Selected publications in English

Ahva, Laura, van Dalen, Arjen, Hovden, Jan Fredrik, Kolbeins, Guðbjörg Hildur, Löfgren-Nilsson, Monica, Skovsgaard, Morten & Väliverronen, Jari (2016). A Welfare State of Mind? Nordic Journalists' Conception of Their Role and Autonomy in International Context. Journalism Studies.

Lauk, Epp, Harro-Loit, Halliki & Väliverronen, Jari (2014). "Media Accountability through the Eyes of Journalists: Feedback, Responsiveness, Interaction." In Fengler, Susanne et al. (Eds.) Journalists and Media Accountability: An International Study of News People in a Digital Age. Mass Communication and Journalism, Volume 12. New York: Peter Lang, 83–98.

Väliverronen, Jari, Koljonen, Kari & Raittila, Pentti (2012). "Vital Explanations or Harmful Gossip? Finnish Journalists' Reflections on Reporting the Interpretations of Two School Shootings." In Muschert, Glenn W. & Sumiala, Johanna (Eds.) School Shootings: Mediatized Violence in a Global Age. Studies in Media and Communications: Volume 7. Bingley: Emerald, 161–180.

Väliverronen, Jari (2012). "The Times They Are a-Changing, But Slowly: Citizens’ Evaluations of Finnish Media and Journalism during the Recent Election Funding Crisis." Romanian Journal of Journalism and Communication 7 (2), 27–38.

Kunelius, Risto & Väliverronen, Jari (2012). "From Reporting to Storytelling: Mediating the Political Public Sphere in Finland from the 1960s to 2005." In Jones, Steve (Ed.) Communication @ the Center. ICA Conference Theme Book Series. New York: Hampton Press, 215–230.

You can find all my publications in the SoleCRIS research database.

Post address: Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication, FI-33014 University of Tampere, Finland
Visiting address: Kalevantie 4, E-Wing,(3 rd floor)
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