The Journalism Studies group is large, versatile and active. We currently have 19 members, of which four are PhD candidates. Journalism Studies is also home to the sub-group Media and Sports.
The research group holds regular seminars, is involved in teaching in the bachelor programmes both for journalism and media studies, holds master courses and supervises PhD candidates.
Since the autumn of 2015 the group launched the ViSmedia project. Project leader is professor Astrid Gynnild.
The research group investigates journalism across media and journalism's social and historical perspectives, popular journalistic forms, journalistic ethics, journalism's role in society; online journalism, journalistic work processes, as well as reorientation in journalism in general. In addition journalism research focuses on various journalistic genres: sports journalism, culture, journalism, magazine journalism, crime reporting, health journalism and war journalism.