COMET is the leading research centre in its field in Finland. During its 15 years of existence COMET has gained national and international recognition for its studies with a wide focus on the development of journalism, audience practices, changes in media economy and technology, and the role of media in society.
COMET is located in the School of Communication, Media and Theatre at the University of Tampere, Finland. The Centre engages in contract research and organizes training and development projects related to journalism, communication and media. The Centre draws on sound domestic and international academic expertise and knowhow combined with a practically-oriented approach to research problems.
COMET operates on external funding: Projects are funded by various private and public sources including the Academy of Finland, the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, the European Union, the National Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) and various Finnish ministries. The Centre is interested in working more closely with international partners and in establishing contacts with organizations in the field of journalism, media and communication research.
Professor Heikki Luostarinen, Chair of Steering Committee
Tel +358 50 371 4718, e-mail heikki.luostarinen[at]uta.fi
Research director Pentti Raittila
tel +358 400 615 212, e-mail pentti.raittila[at]uta.fi