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The starting point for developing JRN was the notion that no one knew exactly what was going on in journalism research. Many opportunities for cooperation were missed. Newsrooms and practicing journalists were not benefitting from research. Communicating our work regurlarly and effectively could improve this. We started our website in 2015 with an European scope. We have now expanded, and aim at creating a real-time news stream of journalism research, calls for papers and events around the world.

JRN is operated at the Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä.

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For us to know about any proceeding in the field, someone has to speak up. We follow multiple channels alongside academic publications, such as personal websites, blogs and hundreds of Twitter accounts. Still, we cannot catch everything that is happening in the field.

We therefore invite all journalism scholars to join our efforts, and publish more news about your current works. We will be delighted to know about you!

You can also write to our trends section covering new themes related to journalism and research practices. Just send us your thoughtful trend piece, and we will publish it.

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Project leader

Project leader, Turo Uskali

PhD Turo Uskali


Pasi Ikonen, Journalism Research News

Pasi Ikonen, MA



Jere Hokkanen, MA

Former writers

Ville Manninen, PhD
Helena Hirvinen, MA

Research Group

Marja Kokko, PhD
Nina Ylinen, MA
Epp Lauk, PhD
Maria Lassila-Merisalo, PhD


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Our funders have included:

  • 2014 to March 2015 – Helsingin Sanomat Foundation
  • March 2015 to December 2015 – Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä
  • 2016 JRN2 development project – Helsingin Sanomat Foundation
  • 2017 JRN3 development project – Helsingin Sanomat Foundation

We cooperate with European Journalism Observatory (EJO) and European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

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