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Description of research and teaching

My research interests include media and communication policy, media freedom and pluralism, theories of democracy and the public sphere, and questions about digital rights and internet governance. I have authored the book Rethinking Media Pluralism (Fordham University Press, 2013), and my work has also appeared in journals like the European Journal of Communication, Information, Communication & Society, Journalism Studies, The Information Society, Journal of Information Policy and First Monday. I have also worked as a visiting research fellow at the University of Sydney, Westminster University and Fordham Univerity.

I have taught courses on areas, such as media structures and policy, media institutions, democracy and the public sphere, as well as bachelor's and master's seminars.

Curriculum vitae

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Education information

Doctor of Social Sciences, 2011, University of Helsinki

Research interests

Media policy, democracy and the public sphere, media freedom and pluralism, digital rights

Keywords

  • 518 Media and communications
  • Media policy
  • Communication policy and regulation
  • Democracy
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Public Sphere

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2005 2019

Freedom Without Idealization: Non-Ideal Approaches to Freedom of Communication

Karppinen, K. E., Feb 2019, In : Communication Theory. 29, 1, p. 66-85 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Operationalising communication rights: the case of a “digital welfare state”

Ala-Fossi, M., Alen-Savikko, A. K., Hilden, J. P., Horowitz, M. A., Jääsaari, J., Karppinen, K. E., Lehtisaari, K. M. & Nieminen, H. V., 31 Mar 2019, In : Internet policy review. 8, 1, 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Exposure diversity as a design principle for recommender systems

Helberger, N., Karppinen, K. & D'Acunto, L., 2018, In : Information, Communication and Society. 21, 2, p. 191-207 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Journalism, Pluralism, and Diversity

Karppinen, K. E., May 2018, Journalism. Vos, T. P. (ed.). De Gruyter, p. 493-510 18 p. (Handbooks of Communication Science; no. 19).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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Media- ja viestintäpolitiikan nykytila ja mittaaminen: 5. Läpinäkyvyys ja vastuullisuus suomalaisessa mediakentässä: Loppuraportti

Herkman, J. P., Matikainen, J. T., Koskenniemi, A. K., Ala-Fossi, M. (ed.), Alen-Savikko, A. K. (ed.), Grönlund, M. (ed.), Haara, P. (ed.), Hellman, H. (ed.), Hilden, J. P. (ed.), Hiltunen, I. (ed.), Jääsaari, J. (ed.), Karppinen, K. E. (ed.), Kuutti, H. (ed.), Lehtisaari, K. M. (ed.), Manninen, V. (ed.) & Mykkänen, M. (ed.), 2018, Helsinki: Liikenne- ja viestintäministeriö. (Liikenne- ja viestintäministeriön julkaisuja 4/2018)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Open Access

Projects 2007 2021

Prizes

Gazette Young Scholar Award, 2nd prize

Kari Karppinen (Recipient), 26 Nov 2006

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2006 2018

Information, Communication and Society (Journal)

Kari Karppinen (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Freedom Without Idealization: The Capabilities Approach and Freedom of Communication

Kari Karppinen (Speaker)
24 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Community Development Journal (Journal)

Kari Karppinen (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

New Media & Society (Journal)

Kari Karppinen (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Journalism studies (Journal)

Kari Karppinen (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Press / Media

Haastattelu, Sveriges Radio

Kari Karppinen

14/12/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Haastattelu HS

Kari Karppinen

18/11/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Haastattelu Yle aamu-tv

Kari Karppinen

12/10/2016

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kultakuume: Sananvapaus vaatii päivitystä

Kari Karppinen

20/10/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Haastattelu Yliopisto-lehdessä: Suomalaiset luottavat yhä

Kari Karppinen

01/10/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media