Department of Media and Journalism Studies

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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
Foss,, 257
Nielsen, Anders
Halskov, AndreasPart-time Lecturer
Gammelby, Ane Kathrine LolholmPhD, 158
Stegger Gemzøe, Anna!!Intern medbedø
Henriksen, AnneResearch, 136
Waade, Anne MaritAssociate, 245
Harlung, AsgerProject Coordinator NetLab, e-Learning Consultant
Andersen, BettinaSpecial, 151
Knudsen, Christina Teilmann
Bendixen, Elizabeth
Mortensen,, 141
Bendixen, FrederikStudent
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
Haaning, JensPart-time
Tække, JesperAssociate, 242
Kim, JiyoungPhD, 253
Grønborg, Joeb HøfdinghoffPhD, 154
Daugaard, JuliePart-time
Povlsen, Karen Klitgaard!!Lektor,, 240
Liisberg, Kasper Bering
Sørensen, Katrine BroePhD, 261
Frandsen, KirstenAssociate, 235
Sparre, KirstenAssistant, 155
Reseke, Kristina Hartlev
Heiselberg, Lene
Thomsen, Line HassallPart-time, 140
Verge, Louise
Barbagallo, Lukas Arlien-Søborg H
Gemzøe, Lynge SteggerResearch
Albers, MadsPart-time Lecturer
Andersen, Mads MøllerPhD, 255
Nielsen, Martin Lykke
Meyer, Martin MøllerResearch, 138
Korsgaard, Mathias BondeAssistant, 264
Fahlberg, Mathilde
Brænder, MortenCentre, 17
Sørensen, Morten SødingPart-time
Brügger, NielsProfessor with Special, 239
Hartvigson, Niels HenrikPart-time Lecturer
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
Ørberg, SimonAssistant Lecturer
Rosengreen, Simone SkaarupStudent
Liisberg, SunePart-time
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
Cramer, Tobias ViftrupStudent, 631
Østergaard, Troels GregersenPhD, 257
Have, Ulrich KarstoftIT Staff, 258
From, UnniCentre, 241
Teilmann, Xenia SamsøeStudent

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Wed 06 Jun
08:30-15:30 | IT Campus Katrinebjerg, Aarhus University
Pre-Conference: Networking and Career Planning for PhD Students
This pre-conference event is an opportunity for PhD students in TV studies to network with peers in their field, practice communicating their research beyond the paper and get advice on career-planning by mentors at different stages of their own academic careers.
Wed 06 Jun
09:00-15:00 | Aarhus University, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N
Audio-Visual Methologies for Transnational Television Studies: What can the Video Essay Do For You?
Professor Catherine Grant and Dr Janet McCabe (both from Birkbeck, University of London) will lead a one-day workshop at Aarhus University’s Department of Media Studies and Journalism.
Wed 06 Jun
09:00-16:00 | IT Campus Katrinebjerg, Aarhus University
Conference: Transnational Television Drama 2018
6 June - 8 June 2018: Transnational tendencies have been, and will increasingly continue to be, an integral part of television – not only in Western markets but also in other global markets. The scale and scope of transnational aspects at all levels of television production and consumption becomes even more significant in an age of globalization, digitization and media…

Head of department

Jakob Isak Nielsen

Associate professor
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