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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 40 769 5558 (mobile) / +358 50 318 5949 (work)
Visiting & mail address: 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, I am doing research towards a PhD in the Faculty of Communication Sciences on recent changes in Finnish political journalism. I am supervised by Professor Risto Kunelius.

In addition to the dissertation, I am involved with Professor Kunelius's project about mediatization in Finnish politics from the late 1960s until present day. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland.

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 media accountability.

Selected publications in English

Väliverronen, Jari (2018). More of the Same or a Different Breed Altogether? A National Comparison of Role Perceptions and Ethical Stances among Finnish Political Journalists. Nordicom Review 39(1), 51-66.

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 (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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