Our research is conducted in research groups focusing on four main areas: journalism, media development, organizations' communication and political communication.

Ongoing Research Projects

Hyperlocal media and their democratic significance

Not long ago, traditional media, also known as legacy media, were the only ones that produced journalism. This project takes a closer look at the so-called “hyperlocals”–independent media companies...


Critical exploration of media related risks and opportunities for deliberative communication: development scenarios of the European media landscape.

Political humor

The PhD project of Sara Ödmark concerns the role of the professional comedian in societal debate.


In various types of events, rumors arise because of different ambiguities. They often receive a great deal of attention in the media or in the general discussion among people. Rumors often arise as...