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Curriculum vitae

Main areas of specialisation:

Journalism, International Communication, Media Criticism, Media and Democracy, Media and Cultural Identity, Development Communication

 Degrees:

 

1990   Doctor of Social Science (Communication), University of Helsinki

1985   Licentiate of Social Sciences (Communication), University of Helsinki

1976   Master of Science (Journalism and Mass Communication), University of

                                           Wisconsin, USA

1966  Master of Arts (Finnish literature, Finnish language, Folklore) University of Helsinki

 

1993, 2010                         Docent in Communication, University of Helsinki

 Employment:

 Main employment:

2008-2009            Senior Research Fellow, Academy of Finland (placement Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki)

s002-2003 Senior  Research fellow, Academy of Finland (placement: Swedish School ofSocialScience,UniversityofHelsinki)

                                       

1997-2010          Professor of Journalism, Swedish School of Social Science, University of                                                           Helsinki

1996-1997          Research lecturer, Dept. of Communication, Univ. of Helsinki          

1996-1996            Senior Lecturer,  Dept. of Communication, Univ. of Helsinki            

1994-1995           Senior Researcher, Finnish Academy, Project "The EU Question, Citizen,                                                             and Publicity"

1987-1993            Senior lecturer, Dept. of Communication, Univ. of Helsinki              

1985-1987            Instructor (Teaching assistant), Dept. of Communication, Univ. of Helsinki

1981-1983            Senior lecturer (Finnida expert) Tanzania School of Journalism, Dar es Salaam

1976-1980          Instructor (Teaching assistant), Dept. of Communication, Univ. of Helsinki             

1970-1975    Freelance journalist, Helsinki

1967-1970    Sanoma Oy/Viikkosanomat (news magazine), Journalist                     

1964-1967   Aamulehti (daily), Reporter, Tampere & Helsinki

 

Part-time engagements:

Academic

 

1998-2001 Project leader, Project Media coverage vs. citizen experience (part of the  programme on the economic recession of the 1990s in Finland, Academy of   Finland)

1998  Project leader in the project Democracy, human rights and the                                  media, Finnida/SSKH Research Centre FISS (1 year);

1997  Project manager (part-time) for the project Images of women in the media,  EuropeanCommission, Studies in the Framework of the Community Actionprogramme on Equal Opportunities for Women and men

1995-1996, 1998       External examiner (Media studies, MA programme), University of Zimbabwe; Harare, Zimbabwe

 1994-96 Editor of the Finnish scientific journal in the field of communication             Tiedotustutkimus.

Projects:

1996-2010   Leader of four Academy of Finland projects (Media and recession,  Commodification of Facts, Citizen, Media and Circuits of Power,StructuresofCompassion)

2003-2010 Head of three projects financed by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation

2000-  Head of more than 10 minor projects (financed by several ministeries etc.)

 

Doctoral opponent for:       Ten  doctoral students in Finland, Norway and Sweden

 

Superviser for:   13 doctoral students at the Universities of Helsinki and Tampere, Finland

 Expert in the process of filling a professorial post: 13  times, universities in Finland, Norway,Sweden and Denmark

Consultation & teaching

1999-2010TeachingjournalismatUniversityofNamibia,bilateralagreementbetweenUniveristyofHelsinkiandUNAM 

2001  Consultant for Democracy Radio, South Africa (producer for community radio stations; mission for Embassy of Finland, Pretoria)

2001  Consultant for ERNO/EUROVISION (EBU regional window) in South-East Europe (mission for Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

1994   Team Leader, Danida mission on the development of Tanzania School of                                                           Journalism, Dar es Salaam

1993- 2006Board andNordicteammemberof Nordic-SADC Journalism Training Centre, Maputo, Mozambique

1991 Instructor, training course for working journalists from Namibia and                         Botswana, Finnida/Finnish Union of Journalist

1986, 1987, 1988  ourse Director for three rounds of in-service training for East African    journalists, two for primary health care, one for environment journalism,                  Finnida/University of Tampere/WHO &  UNEP

1978  Team member, Unesco mission for curriculum development of Tanzania                                                            School of Journalism

Journalism:

 1996-2009   Contibutor to Kanava (half-popular opinion journal), media criticism

1973-1985 Contributor to Ilta-Sanomat (afternoon paper), tv and radio reviewing

Other professional interests

1996-2008   Member of the International Council of International Organization for Media and Communication Research (Head of  IAMCR Participatory Research Section 2002-2007)

1996-2005   Member of the Finnish National Commission for Unesco, chairperson forcommunication sub-committee), member of the same sub-committee, 1978-                                  80 and 1990-92

1998-2006  Chairperson of the board, NORDICOM (Nordic documentation centre system)

 

                                          

                                          

Description of research and teaching

Specialist areas journalism, media and democracy plus development communication.

Keywords

  • 518 Media and communications
  • Journalism
  • media and democracy
  • development communication

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

Publications 2001 2018

Johdanto

Kivikuru, U., Maasilta, M. & Nikunen, K., 14 Mar 2018, Pakolaisuus, tunteet ja media. Maasilta, M. & Nikunen, K. (eds.). Tampere: Vastapaino, p. 7-20 14 p.

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

Aikakauslehdistö

Kivikuru, U., Aug 2017, Suomen mediamaisema. Nordenstreng, K. & Nieminen, H. (eds.). 4., uudistettu laitos ed. Tampere: Vastapaino, p. 118-137 20 p.

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

Ideals, buzzwords and true trying: ICT and communication policies in Kenya

Kivikuru, U., Sep 2017, In : Journal of African Media Studies. 9, 2, p. 307-321 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Twinning social memory and social imaginary: challenges for east African media policies

Kivikuru, U., 2017, In : Ecquid Novi : African Journalism Studies. 39, 1, p. 50-73 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Uutisvälitys

Kivikuru, U., 2017, Suomen mediamaisema. Nordenstreng, K. & Nieminen, H. (eds.). 4., uudistettu laitos ed. Tampere: Vastapaino, p. 192-208 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Projects 2010 2016

Critical Perspectives on new technology use, Kenya

Tufte, T., Nielsen, P., Gustafsson, J., Muilho, A. & Kivikuru, U.

01/01/201401/07/2016

Project: Research project

TUNTEIDEN RAKENTUMINEN: MEDIA, MAAHANMUU

Kivikuru, U.

Unknown funder

01/01/201031/12/2013

Project: Research project

Structures of Compassion

Haavisto, C., Horsti, K., Maasilta, M., Kivikuru, U. & Nikunen, K.

01/01/201031/12/2013

Project: Research project

Activities 1999 2019

Ecquid Novi : African Journalism Studies (Journal)

Ullamaija Kivikuru (Reviewer)
Jan 2019Feb 2019

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

European Journal of Communication (Journal)

Ullamaija Kivikuru (Reviewer)
Jan 2019Feb 2019

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

Journalism and Mass Communication Educator (Journal)

Ullamaija Kivikuru (Reviewer)
Nov 2018Dec 2018

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

International Journal of Communication (Journal)

Ullamaija Kivikuru (Reviewer)
Jul 2018Sep 2018

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

European Journal of Communication (Journal)

Ullamaija Kivikuru (Reviewer)
Dec 2018Jan 2019

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

Press / Media

Interview for FSR

Ullamaija Kivikuru

01/01/2006

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interviews for YLE TV1, FST,

Ullamaija Kivikuru

01/01/2006

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media