The Somedia research project focused on technology-mediated innovation work in Finnish media organizations. Our special interest in the project was the use of enterprise social media (ESM) as tools for innovation work. 

In the project, we studied how innovation work is currently facilitated and supported in Finnish media organizations, what are the employees’ views on innovation work and ESM use, and how innovation could be improved and better managed in media organizations. The project consisted of case studies in two Finnish media organizations. Based on our findings, we have produced a workbook (in Finnish) which can guide media organizations to innovate better in their daily work. 

The project was funded by the Media Industry Research Foundation of Finland for the years 2017 – 2019. 

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