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Maria Ruuska

M.Soc.Sci (Sociology), project researcher and journalist, currently working in KasKas Media

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In my master thesis (2011) I studied how the magazine concept was implemented in the actual work process. The research was focused on the speech of the model reader in the editorial meetings.

I joined the Media Concepts Research Group fall 2012. My first project at Aalto University concerned the use of the user-generated material in hyperlocal context. Year 2013 I will be working as a project researcher in TOIMI project which concentrates on developing media organizations.

Before joining the MCRG I worked as a journalist for instance in Aamulehti, Me Naiset and Ylioppilaslehti.

Fields of interest:

  • Ethnographic research
  • The future of feature journalism
  • Journalistic work processes
  • Hyperlocal media

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