BiographySince being a visiting scholar at Stanford University (2006 - 2007), I've been interested in innovations and their implications especially in journalism and media industries. My scholarly work has included innovation journalism, data journalism, social media platforms influence in journalism, ubiquitous journalism (especially the use of smartwatches and smartphones in news) , and more recently, drone journalism and immersive journalism. All these studies have provided timely cases of how journalism adapts and adopts new technologies in storytelling. Furthermore, I've been developing also a news service that tries to gather and publish the results of global journalism research (http://journalismresearchnews.org/). All these ventures are based on team work.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
- Innovations in journalism
- New business models in journalism
- The evolution of media industries
- Foreign reporting and the Freedom of the Press
- Journalism education
- Futures research
Published: Oct 29, 2015 by Digital Journalism
Authors: Niina Sormanen, Jukka Rohila, Epp Lauk, Turo Uskali, Jukka Jouhki and Maija Penttinen
Subjects: Mass Communications
Digital and social media and large available data-sets generate various new possibilities and challenges for conducting research focused on perpetually developing online news ecosystems. This paper presents a novel computational technique for gathering and processing large quantities of data from Facebook. We demonstrate how to use this technique for detecting and analyzing issue-attention cycles and news flows in Facebook groups and pages.