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Research groups

As of 2018, there are seven research groups at the Department of Media and Communication (IMK).

Centre for Research on Media Innovations

Centre for Research on Media Innovations explores how changing technologies, and changing modes of usage and engagement with media bring about media innovation and transformation of the media sector.

Media Aesthetics and Imag(in)ing Technologies

Media Aesthetics is a research area that emphasizes the medium's importance for the mediated expression. The group's initiative «Imag(in)ing Technologies. Media Aesthetics, Instrumental Imagining and the Arts» is supported by the Department as a long term research collaboration.

Political Communication

We conduct research on political journalism, political campaigns and elections, strategic communication on political issues, and political rhetoric in traditional and Internetbased media.

Children, youth and media

Children, youth and media is a research group focusing on questions connected to the use of technology and media by children and adolescents.  

Participation, engagement and trust

Participation, engagement and trust research group is involved in investigation of tensions between engagement/disengagement, participation/non participation and trust/distrust.  

Screen Cultures

Sreen Cultures is a teaching-driven research group centered around an international MA program starting at the Department autumn 2019.

Living the Nordic Model

Living the Nordic Model is an interdisciplinary project bringing together scholars to study institutionalized childhoods of the Nordic countries.