Jaana Hujanen


Description of research and teaching

Ideals and practices of journalism; Participation and news making; Innovation of journalism; Hyperlocal journalism; Identities, localities and media; Discursive approaches to journalism; Learning and teaching journalism

My research has focused on the ideals and practices of journalism. My current research project focuses on hyperlocal publishing and journalism in Finland. During the recent years, I have also explored how dialogue and autonomy are (re)constructed and (re)organized within journalism and with what professional and societal consequences. By discussing the question in wider cultural and transnational context, I have aimed at illuminating how the professional self-understanding of journalists is being negotiated as a meaning-making process across time and place, in and through which idea(l)s and practices are included or excluded, valued or marginalized. The aim of my reserach has also been to deepen the understanding of how professionalism, its tradition, media markets, ownership, and the organizational, cultural, and societal factors affect the discourses and practices of autonomy and dialogue. Such an approach may also be fruitful in seeking to understand how journalistic profession and professional power and authority operate.



Further information on the affiliationSubject representative / ämnesansvarig

Curriculum Vitae

Highlighted publications

  1. At the Crossroads of Participation and Objectivity: Reinventing Citizen Engagement in the SBS newsroom

    Hujanen, J., Aug 2013, In : New Media & Society. 15, 6, p. 947-962 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Hyperlocal - charasteristics, challenges and hopes. Median ja viestinnän tutkimuksen päivät 2018.

    Jaana Kristiina Hujanen (Speaker: Presenter), Katja Lehtisaari (Speaker: Presenter), Mikko Grönlund (Speaker: Presenter), Tommy Carl-Gustav Linden (Speaker: Presenter)
    27 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Business models of hyperlocal media

    Jaana Hujanen (Speaker: Chair)
    30 Jan 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Mary Walter-Brown

    Jaana Hujanen (Host)
    28 Jan 20182 Feb 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

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Latest projects

  1. IA: Immersive Automation: automated storytelling, audience engagement and user experience in a news ecosystem

    Linden, C., Moring, T., Backholm, K., Hujanen, J., Toivonen, H., Granroth-Wilding, M., Leppänen, L., Munezero, M. & Haapanen, L.

    Viestintäalan tutkimussäätiö, Sanoma Media Finland Oy, Alma Media Oyj, Conmio Oy, Tekes, Svenska kulturfonden, KSF Media Ab, Keski Pohjanmaan Kirjapaino Oyj


    Project: Research project

  2. Journalism for Change Journalism Network

    Hujanen, J.


    Project: Other projectEducation, Teaching

  3. Journalism for Change Journalism network

    Hujanen, J.


    Project: Other projectEducation, Teaching

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