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The purpose of the Centre for Media Industries and Production Studies (CMIP) is to focus on how media content production changes and evolves in the digital age in order to highlight the consequences it may have for the theoretical understanding of the media's cultural and political role in a society. 

Our ambition is to join and develop existing research forces at Aarhus University and to create a national and international research network. Contact our centre director, if you wish to participate. 

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CMIP Projects:

ScreenME-Net 2021-2024

CMIP is a partner in the EU-funded project ScreenMe-Net 2021-2024    

Head of CMIP professor Hanne Bruun has been appointed member of the Radio and Television Board, Danish Ministry of Culture 2021-2024.

The objective of the ScreenME-Net project is to enhance excellence in screen media entrepreneurship scholarship at Tallinn University (TLU), to increase its networking position and visibility in this scholarly field, and to ensure sustainability of the impact of this project, mainly through the institutionalisation of a screen media entrepreneurship research hub, the so-called ScreenME-Hub, at TLU. In terms of enhancing excellence in scholarship, the project aims at positively impacting all four pillars of scholarship (Boyer, 1990): discovery, integration, teaching and application. The objectives will be achieved through networking and collaboration activities with an interdisciplinary set of internationally-leading research institutions with strong expertise in entrepreneurship teaching and research as well as in various academic disciplines and scholarly areas of high relevance to understanding current dynamics in media industries and their wider societal effects.  Not only do these partners have a high level of scientific capacity and international reputation, they are also well-integrated into the relevant international research and collaboration networks and have shown excellence in early stage researcher development as well as research management and administration skills. The experience, knowledge and authority of these leading institutions will provide a perfect guide to TLU in achieving sustainable and visible excellence in screen media entrepreneurship.

The overall objective of the ScreenME-Net project is to strengthen research capacity, enlarge the scope of the research partnership and enhance the reputation and attractiveness of Tallinn University (TLU) in screen media entrepreneurship scholarship through networking activities with internationally-leading research institutions. The main beneficiary at TLU are its Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM) that offers BA and MA education in audio-visual media as well as its Centre of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture (MEDIT). The Centre studies cultural change and innovation processes that accompany emergent digital media and audio-visual forms. While significantly strengthening the field of screen media entrepreneurship scholarship at BFM and MEDIT, the project has also positive spill-over effects to other TLU schools, especially through an advancement of research management and administration skills as well as an increased visibility of the university as a whole. Through the project, the scientific capacity and the research profile of TLU and its staff will benefit from networking and collaboration activities with the project partners that, as a whole, will form the ScreenME-Net.

The project kicked-off virtually on February 4, 2021 and will run for 36 months. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952156.

Project coordinators : Assistant professor Cathrin Bengesser, Associate Professor Jakob Isak Nielsen and (PI) Professor Hanne Bruun.

Re-scheduling Public Service Television in the Digital Era

In Europe, public service television (PSTV) is of great cultural-political importance, especially in countries with small populations and languages, such as Denmark. The core PS values universality and diversity are increasingly challenged by a transnational on-demand media culture supported by commercial algorithmic personalisation. PSTV has taken up the competition by offering their own streaming services. The project therefore asks whether an adaption of the PS core values is possible, and its focus is on the changes to the defining feature of television: the schedule and its production. Television as an increasingly space structured medium is presumed to challenge and stimulate the former time structured identity of the medium. The approach is comprehensive empirical analysis at DR and TV 2 of these new and complex time-space structures and their implications for the production culture, for the conceptualization of television and the audience as well as the core PS values.


Learn more about the project in this podcast from DFF.

Project coordinators: Post Doc Julie Münter Lassen, Professor Hanne Bruun.

Public Service Media in the Age of Platforms

For almost 100 years, public service media (PSM) have played a central role in European culture and society. However, over the past decade the rise of global platforms and streaming services has transformed the environment within which PSM operates. PSM organisations have to compete with global streaming services, such as Netflix and YouTube, for audiences, revenue and talent. And they have had to develop new on-demand services and online content that can only be delivered through the online systems owned by global platforms such as Google, Apple and Amazon. PSM-AP asks how PSM organisations, and the regulators and policymakers that legislate for and enforce their remits, are adapting to this new platform age, and how their responses might be altering the social and cultural values of PSM and its ability to operate in the public interest. Read more...


  • Project LeaderCatherine Johnson, University of Huddersfield, Media and Performance, United Kingdom
  • Tim Raats, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Centre for Studies on Media, Innovation and Technology, Belgium
  • Hanne Bruun, Aarhus University, Media and Journalism Studies, Denmark
  • Michal Glowacki, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies, Poland


  • Emmanuelle Machet, European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA)
  • Sasha Scott, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
  •  Serra Tinic, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta
  • Massimo Scaglioni, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Link to the PSM-AP website: https://psm-ap.com

Supported by the CHANSE programme.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004509

Project coordinators: Post Doc Julie Münter Lassen and (PI) Professor Hanne Bruun. 


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