The research network Journalism and Communication focuses on research in journalism, communication and media. The network gathers researchers and doctoral students from the Swedish School of Social Science and University of Helsinki as well as other universities, studying the interdisciplinary field of journalism, communication and media from different perspectives. The network organizes topical seminars, workshops and other events where researchers present and discuss their cutting-edge projects, ideas about future research and collaborations as well as other current research-related topics. The network supports individual members in their research initiatives and grant applications. The researchers of the network contribute actively to the public debate and cooperate with media, civil society and different organizations. The research network is led by professor Jaana Hujanen.
The Editorial Lab is a site where new forms of journalism and communication are studied and developed. The aims of the Lab are to identify and strengthen good practices in the media and communication crafts, and to develop new models for professional life as well as for research and teaching. The activities of the Lab include pioneering research projects, creative educational initiatives, and innovative ventures that aim to foster the professional life of tomorrow. The Lab organises courses where both students and professionals in the field of journalism and communication learn to utilise new tools and methods. The Lab also arranges seminars and other events where the academy and the media and communication professions can meet and learn from each other. The Editorial Lab is an open venue for scholars, teachers, students, and people who work in media, journalism, and communication. The contact person of the Editorial Lab is associate professor Mats Bergman.
Studies in journalism and communication
At the Swedish School of Social Science you can study journalism and communication, at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels in an inspiring combination of practical and theoretical courses. Most of the courses are taught in Swedish, but we offer a number of courses and thematic modules in English as well.