Department of Media and Journalism Studies

About Media and Journalism Studies

About Media studies

The Media Studies Programme is concerned with the analysis of Danish and international media. Areas of focus include political and institutional perspectives, textual forms of expression, production conditions, media consumption, media history and media theory.  The field of media studies includes traditional mass media, film and the new digital media, as well as the interplay between these forms. The Media Studies Programme at Aarhus University was established in 1986. Since its inception, the programme has emphasised empirical approaches, both in research and learning contexts.

The research environment

The programme’s researchers apply a diverse range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the consumption, politics and production of media. In a variety of research projects, they have contributed to the development of the field of media studies, through the investigation of the media’s function, organisation and forms of expression in both contemporary and historical cultural and social contexts, both nationally and internationally.

The Media Studies Programme has a long tradition of collaboration with key players on the Danish and international media market through specific research projects, involvement of external partners in teaching, and in more general knowledge exchange and outreach activities.  In recent years our researchers have worked with DR and TV2 (Danish TV stations), the Danish Film Institute, Egmont, Bonnier Publications, the Danish Producers' Association , Nordisk Film, Metronome, BLU and Nordjyske Medier.

About Journalism

Journalism is a relatively new, independent programme at Arts with close connections to different fields in the humanities and social sciences. The programme focuses on journalism's social significance and its various forms (e.g. genres) and media-related conditions. Teaching, research and knowledge-sharing in this subject take place in close cooperation with programmes in media studies and political science, the Danish School of Journalism and a number of commercial media enterprises.

The research environment

In addition to consistent focus on the importance of journalism in democratic processes, research on journalism also deals with the wider economic, social and cultural processes involved in the production, distribution and consumption of different kinds of journalistic content. One specific focus area is the changes occurring as a result of the dissemination of digital technologies.


NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Karlsson, AmandaPhD, 131
Foss,, 242
Nielsen, Anders
Halskov, AndreasPart-time Lecturer
Gammelby, Ane Kathrine LolholmPhD, 157
Bechmann, AnjaAssociate
Stegger Gemzøe, Anna!!Intern medbedø
Waade, Anne MaritAssociate, 245
Harlung, AsgerProject Coordinator NetLab, e-Learning Consultant
Andersen, BettinaSpecial, 151
Godsk Mogensen,, 149
Riis, Ellen BirgittePart-time
Mortensen,, 239
Bendixen, FrederikStudent
Bruun, HanneAssociate, 236
Degn, Hans-PeterTeaching Associate, 238
Bødker, HenrikAssociate, 233
Have,, 246
Nielsen, Jakob IsakAssociate, 251
Nielsen, JanneAssistant, 242
Haaning, JensPart-time, 121
Tække, JesperAssociate, 253
Gustafsson,, 140
Kim, JiyoungPhD, 117
Grønborg, Joeb HøfdinghoffPhD, 220
Daugaard, JuliePart-time
Povlsen, Karen KlitgaardAssociate, 239
Sørensen, Katrine BroePart-time, 220
Frandsen, KirstenAssociate, 235
Sparre, KirstenAssistant, 155
Gullach, LineStudent, 151
Thomsen, Line HassallPart-time, 154
Gemzøe, Lynge SteggerPart-time, 233
Andersen, Mads MøllerPhD, 233
Sonne Damkjær, MajaResearch, 218
Kau, Marie!!Ekstern
Thesbjerg, Marie VenøPart-time Lecturer
Meyer, Martin MøllerResearch, 119
Korsgaard,, 540
Toustrup, MortenPhD, 119
Brügger, NielsProfessor with Special, 236
Thaisen,, 540
Jauert, PerAssociate, 237
Jensen, Pia MajbrittAssociate, 240
Nielsen, Poul ErikAssociate, 238
Lund, Rasmus RørdamPart-time
Raskin, RichardAssociate, 232
Peters,, 346
Xu, RuiPhD, 156
Schorr, SarahPart-time, 242
Skou, SignePart-time
Saabye, Sigrid NielsenPhD, 219
Rosengreen, Simone SkaarupStudent
Svenningsen, Sissel
Eichner, SusanneAssociate, 244
Bastholm, Søren RørdamPart-time Lecturersrbastholm@gmail.com5347, 121
Ngomba, Teke JacobAssociate, 158
Nørgaard, ThomasPart-time
Østergaard, Troels GregersenPhD, 242
Have, Ulrich, 258
From, UnniCentre, 241
Teilmann, Xenia SamsøeStudent

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  • Rasmus Ladefoged, Direktør, Metronome


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Upcoming events

Fri 05 May
14:00-04:14 | Store Auditorium, INCUBA, Aabogade, 8200 Aarhus N
Friday lecutre: Jeanette Steemers
International Sales of Television Content: Change and continuity in a period of disruption
Wed 10 May
14:00-17:00 | The small Auditorium, Incuba Science Park, Building 5510, Room 104, Aabogade 15, Aarhus N.
PhD Defence: Marie Koldkjær Højlund
Overhearing - An Attuning Approach to Noise in Danish Hospitals
Sun 14 May
20:00-21:00 | Aarhus University - detailed info will be announced later
PhD course: Transnational Television
Changing Conditions and Research Challenges: Production, Creativity, Distribution and Reception

Head of department

Jakob Isak Nielsen

Associate professor
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