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

Ongoing Research Projects

Democratic innovations at the local level

The project studies democratic innovations at the local level, with focus on new ways of organizing local politics and involving different actors in local decision-making. The project will study tw...

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 parties and school visits

In the project, researchers collaborate with school representatives to study political representatives' school visits. A survey is developed to assess the situation in Jämtland Härjedalen and...

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