Network Contact Information

Crisis, Communication and Society Research Network

Dr. Soc. Sci., University Lecturer
Salli Hakala
+358 2941 23770

Assistant Professor (Docent)
Ph.D. Johanna Sumiala
+358 2941 40813

M.Soc.Sc, PhD candidate
Minttu Tikka
+358 50 318 7606

Department of Social Research
Communication Research Centre CRC
Unioninkatu 37 (P.O. Box 54)
00014 University of Helsinki


Event: School Shootings – Global phenomenon of the media age?

School Shootings – Global phenomenon of the media age?

Time: 14-16, Jan 8, 2013
Venue: Think Corner (Tiedekulma),
Aleksanterinkatu 7, Helsinki

The event will launch an international anthology, School Shootings: Mediatized Violence in a Global Age (Emerald). In this cross-disciplinary book school shootings are explored and analysed as a global phenomenon of the media era from a variety of cultural and social perspectives. The articles cover themes such as the relationship of journalism and violence, the roles of the victims and witnesses in the media, and the young and the visual imagery of violence. The international collective of writers represent different disciplines, including media research, psychology and sociology.

Editors of the anthology, Professor of sociology Glenn Muschert (Miami
University, USA) and adjunct professor of communication Johanna Sumiala (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki).
Other Finnish writers, for example University Lecturer of communication Salli Hakala (University of Helsinki), researcher Jari Väliverronen (Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication COMET, University of Tampere) and researcher (psychology) Klas Backholm (Åbo Akademi).

The language of the event is English and it is open to everyone. The event is closely linked to the Science Forum 2013. The theme of the Science Forum 2013 is crisis.

Video on the book lauch and open discussion: /

Further information:
Johanna Sumiala, johanna.sumiala(at)