Flows of Power - media as site and agent of politics

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

This research project directs attention to the continued yet changing power of media in Finland. Investigating media debates and publicity around three issues – alcohol policy, family policy and state-business relations – the project sheds light on how relationships between state, market and civil society as well as individual and collective responsibility have been renegotiated in journalistic news media, social media and stakeholder documents between 1998 and 2018. The project makes visible the flows of power and networks of agents in the Finnish political public sphere, as well as the role of journalistic media as an arena and an agent of politics in the contemporary media landscape. Methodologically, the project is unique in combining big data analysed with computation sciences to social science and humanities conceptual and theoretical lenses. Throughout the project, new computational methodology is developed for critical digital humanities and social science.
Short titleFlows of Power
Effective start/end date01/01/201931/12/2022


  • Academy of Finland: €940,231.00
  • Suomen Akatemia Projektilaskutus: €433,356.00

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • 518 Media and communications