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university of tampere: institute for advanced social research: fellows: 2017-2018:
Institute for Advanced Social ResearchUniversity of TampereInstitute for Advanced Social Research

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Laura Ahva

Senior Research Fellow, 1 August 2017–31 July 2019

Office: Atalpa 215

Tel.: +358 (0)50 5099 219

Email: laura.ahva@uta.fi

Twitter: @laahva

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Background and research interests

I have my background in journalism and media studies. The themes that I have been interested in throughout my research career are:

  • the democratic and constructive role of journalism in society
  • the relationship between journalists and the audience
  • journalistic work practices, and how to improve them
  • participation in the media: why and how people use the media so that they sometimes want to take part in producing it, e.g. through commenting, sending photos, giving tips or publishing on their own
  • the changing nature of journalism, and how to theorize it

 

Projects

During my IASR period, I will conduct research on the dispersing nature of journalism. My study focuses especially on how (a) business of journalism has dispersed (e.g. freelancing, entrepreneurship, co-ops), and how (b) technology drives journalism to disperse (e.g. mobile apps, coding, algorithms). The project will draw from practice theory.

I am also the principal investigator in a "Conciliatory Journalism Project" conducted at Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication (COMET) and funded by Kone Foundation. This action research project develops methods for covering conflict-sensitive issues in a way to would avoid polarization. 

 

Publications

Please go to SoleCRIS, the Current Research Information System at the University of Tampere

 

 
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