People at Media Concepts Research Group have a multi-theoretical background and our aim is to produce high quality research for international scientific community as well Finnish media and design community.

We use mostly qualitative methods when studying changes in the media field and our research is typically conducted with and within changing media organizations. Research data is gathered mostly in developmental interventions which aim at researching, creating and developing media concepts.

The research belongs to the use-inspired tradition and is also closely connected to producers and consumers of media.

Our main research interests are:

  • Digitalization of print media and its effects
  • Media concept design
  • Changing business models and management
  • Changing audience behavior and everyday media practices
  • Changing journalistic work practices and competencies (reporters, photographers, graphic designers, editors)
  • User-generated content
  • Cross-platform publishing
  • Transmedia storytelling
  • Visuality across publishing platforms
  • Usability of tablets, web and mobile
  • Media experience
  • Localization of global magazines
  • Photography in context
  • Packages as multisensory media

Our funding from 2006 to 2012 from:

  • Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), mostly from Tivit Next Media
  • Academy of Finland
  • Aalto University
  • Graphic Industry Research Foundation (GRIF)
  • Helsingin Sanomat Foundation
  • Åkerlund Foundation
  • Ministry of Education (CRADLE and VITRO doctoral schools)

News and Events section has the latest funding decisions and projects

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