Roles and Challenges of Journalists in Finland’s Changing Innovation Environment

Maarit Mäkinen, researcher fellow, Journalism Research and Development Centre, University of Tampere, Finland

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This presentation discusses how political and journalistic innovation discourses interact, and how journalists see their roles in the field of innovation environment in Finland. This document includes some preliminary findings of the project Global Challenges of Innovation Journalism (2008-2010) . According to the previous study (2005-2006) journalists considered themselves mainly in a role of information mediators, and many journalists seemed to strive for certain objectivity in journalism...

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