JMC Research Projects
The four-year Academy of Finland project (2017–2021) studies the implications of the Texas state “Campus Carry” gun legislation (SB 11) that came into effect on August 1, 2016. Through qualitative and quantitative research, the project focuses on the changing spatial dynamics at The University of Texas at Austin campus.
Photograph: Lotta Kähkönen
Tragediauutisoinnin haasteet – median mahdollisuudet käsitellä kouluampumisia
This Helsingin Sanomat Foundation project, which began in January 2019, examines U.S. and Finnish media’s reporting of the 2018 high school shootings in Parkland, Florida. The project produces a new, comparative database on reporting on school shootings and opens up a new avenue for discussing the challenges posed by such reporting. The project considers the tensions between traditional media and social media based #-activism, with concrete suggestions for journalists’ work.
Photograph: Jaakko Hirvioja
Cuba in Flux: Visualizing Urban Transformation in Havana
The Kone Foundation project examines visual displays and everyday experiences of urban transformation in Havana from 2019 to 2022.
Project webpage: https://cubaflux.utu.fi/