Department of Media and Journalism Studies

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  1. AK 24syv 2.1.2019

    Iben Have


    1 mediebidrag


  2. Serielandskabet

    Jakob Isak Nielsen


    1 mediebidrag


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
Nielsen, Alexander Peter
Bendixen, Alexandrastudab@au.dk1442, 111
Karlsson, AmandaPhD, 253
Nielsen, Anders
Gammelby, Ane Kathrine LolholmPhD, 158
Bechmann, AnjaAssociate
Stegger Gemzøe, Anna!!Intern medbedø
Waade, Anne MaritAssociate, 245
Larsen, Anne Sofie FjordbakMember of Administrative
Harlung, AsgerProject Coordinator NetLab, e-Learning Consultant
Andersen, BettinaSpecial, 151
Knudsen, Christina Teilmann
Krarup, Eline CecilieStudent
Bendixen, Elizabeth
Mortensen,, 141
Stald, Gitte Bang
Bruun, HanneAssociate, 236
Degn, Hans-PeterTeaching Associate, 238
Bødker, HenrikAssociate, 233
Kastenskov, Henrik Hvolby
Have, IbenAssociate, 246
Nielsen, Jakob IsakAssociate, 251
Nielsen, JanneAssistant, 248
Tække, JesperAssociate, 242
Kim, JiyoungPhD, 253
Grønborg, Joeb HøfdinghoffPhD, 154
Liisberg, Kasper Bering
Sørensen, Katrine BroeResearch, 261
Frandsen, KirstenAssociate, 235
Sparre, KirstenAssistant, 155
Reseke, Kristina Hartlev
Heiselberg, Lene
Thomsen, Line HassallPart-time
Krogsholm, LonePart-time Lecturer
Kristensen, LotteStudent
Verge, Louise
Møller, Lynge AsbjørnResearch
Andersen, Mads Møller TommerupPhD, 255
Nielsen, Martin Lykke
Meyer, Martin MøllerResearch, 138
Korsgaard, Mathias BondeAssistant, 264
Fahlberg, Mathilde
Stephan, MatthiasPart-time
Brænder, MortenAssociate, 120
Brügger, NielsProfessor with Special, 239
Hartvigson, Niels HenrikResearch
Bonde, Niels Holtse
Chow, Pei, 263
Jauert, PerAssociate, 240
Jensen, Pia MajbrittAssociate, 243
Nielsen, Poul ErikAssociate, 237
Jørgensen, Rasmus
Lund, Rasmus RørdamResearch, 138
Raskin, Richard!!Lektor, 232
Kristensen-McLachlan, Ross DeansResearch, 136
Iversen, Rune Vejersø
Wedel, Sanne Opstrup
Laadal Mortensen, SaraPart-time
Sørensen, Senia Dremstrup
Saabye, Sigrid NielsenPhD, 140
Rosengreen, Simone SkaarupStudent
Sencindiver, Susan YiResearch, 458
Eichner, SusanneAssociate, 244
Balle, Søren
Kristensen, Søren IngerslevStudent 16 12 64, 020
Bastholm, Søren RørdamPart-time Lecturer
Ngomba, Teke JacobAssociate, 153
Nørgaard, ThomasResearch, 142
Gretlund, Tina
Østergaard, Troels GregersenPhD, 257
Have, Ulrich
From, UnniDeputy Head of, 241

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Tue 05 Feb
14:00-15:00 | Nygaardbuilding, Buildning 5335, room 295, Finlandsgade 21, 8200 Aarhus N
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For all applicants to the programme in ICT, MEDIA, COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM.

Head of department

Jakob Isak Nielsen

Associate professor
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