Helsingin Sanomat Foundation has awarded Professor Mikko Villi and research group with a grant of 240 000 euros for the Media Work 2030 research project. The project is a joint effort between the Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Department of Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä and Work Research Centre at Tampere University. From the CoCoDigi research group, Mikko Villi, Anu Sivunen, Minna Markkanen and Salla-Maaria Laaksonen will be working in the project. The project is funded for the years 2019-2021.
Media Work 2030 studies media work and media professionals as actors in the digital media environment. The starting point in the project is that digital disruption is not only a challenge for media organisations but also for individual media workers. The project brings together several research traditions (media and communication studies, social and public policy research, sociology, psychology, and brain research) in a unique, interdisciplinary way.