We are ten researchers from the universities of Södertörn, Wrocław, Tampere, Kaunas and Helsinki. Click on our names to see more information about each of us from our home university.
• Auksė Balčytienė is a Professor of Journalism at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas. Her scholarly interests lie in media and modernization theories, media’s responses to democratization, comparative journalism and communication cultures, political communication and the European public sphere.
• Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska is a Professor and Chair at the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Wrocław. Her research interests focus on political communication, comparative media systems, transformation of media systems in Central and Eastern Europe, and journalism studies.
• Elena Johansson was a Researcher at the School of Social Sciences at Södertörn University until 2017, and since 2018 she has successively been a Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at the universities of Umeå, Örebro, Gävle and (from October 2020) Gothenburg. Her research focuses on political communication, professional journalistic cultures and social media.
• Karl Magnus Johansson, Lead Coordinator, is a Professor of Political Science at the School of Social Sciences at Södertörn University. An ongoing area of research for him is political executive leadership and institutions in their communication aspects.
• Milda Malling is a PhD candidate at the School of Social Sciences at Södertörn University. Her PhD thesis project deals with political communication culture, mainly informal relations between journalists and their political sources.
• Tom Moring is an Emeritus Professor of Communication and Journalism at the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include political communication, media and election campaigns.
• Risto Niemikari is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Management at Tampere University. His doctoral thesis is devoted to the relations between politicians and the media in Finland. His research interests also include political philosophy, rhetoric and argumentation.
• Jacek Nożewski holds a PhD from the Department of Social Communication and Journalism at the University of Wrocław. He co-founded the Projekt Akademia Association aimed at popularizing social sciences. His scholarly interests include political communication through social media, agenda setting and citizens' news activity.
• Gunnar Nygren is an Emeritus Professor of Journalism at the School of Social Sciences at Södertörn University. His primary research interests are local journalism, professional roles of journalists and changing journalistic practices.
• Tapio Raunio is a Professor of Political Science at Tampere University. His research interests include legislatures and political parties, the Europeanization of domestic politics, semi-presidentialism, and the Finnish political system.