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Fields of expertise

Journalism, cultural journalism, criticism and reviewing, cultural audience participation, journalism education, signature pedagogies of journalism, content analysis, digital methods, the Nordic countries

Research fields

Journalism studies, media studies, cultural studies, sociology of arts, digital cultural studies, social media studies, disciplinary pedagogies (journalism)

Selected publications

Vernacular reviewing

Jaakkola, M. (2020). ”Young voices, new qualities? Child reviewers as vernacular reviewers of cultural products.” In: Kristensen, Nete Nørgaard & From, Unni & Haastrup, Helle Kannik (eds.) Rethinking cultural critique: New voices in the digital age. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 185–208.

Jaakkola, M. (2020). ”Useful creativity: Vernacular reviewing on the video-sharing platform Vimeo.” Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, published online before print 21 April 2020.

Jaakkola, M. (2019). ”Oman lukukokemuksensa visualisoijat: käyttäjälähtöiset kirjallisuusarvostelut Instagramissa.” [The visualizers of their own reading experience: The user-generated literature reviews on Instagram.] Kulttuurintutkimus 36:3, 31–44.

Jaakkola, M. (2019). "From re-viewers to me-viewers: The #Bookstagram review sphere on Instagram and the perceived uses of the platform and genre affordances." Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture 10:1–2, 91–110.

Jaakkola, M. (2019). "From vernacularized commercialism to kidbait: Toy review videos on YouTube and the problematics of the mash-up genre." Journal of Children and Media, published online before print 18 November 2019.

Jaakkola, M. (2018). "Vernacular reviews as a form of co-consumption: The user-generated review videos on YouTube." MedieKultur – Journal of Media and Communication Research 34:65, 10–30.

Cultural journalism

Jaakkola, M. (2018). "Journalistic style and writing." In: Nussbaum, J. (ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jaakkola, M. (2018). "Circuit training in the writing of art reviews: Discovering the built environment in iterative approaches." In: Jurado, M. & Peña Acuña, B. (eds.). Periodismo cultural en el siglo XXI (I): Contenidos docentes innovadores. Madrid: Editorial Universitas, 303–320.

Hellman, H. et al. (2017). "From culture wars to combat games: The differentiation and development of culture departments in Finland." In: Kristensen, N.N. & Riegert, K. (eds.) Cultural journalism in the Nordic countries. Gothenburg: Nordicom, 49–68.

Zilliacus-Tikkanen, H. et al. (2016). "Stable professional ideals, growing criticism towards journalistic practice: Finnish journalism students' perceptions about the profession." In: Hovden, J.F. & Nygren, G. & Zilliacus-Tikkanen, H. (eds.) Becoming a journalist: Journalism education in the Nordic countries. Gothenburg: Nordicom, 127–142.

Jaakkola, M. (2015). The contested autonomy of arts and journalism: Change and continuity of the dual professionalism of cultural journalism. Acta Universitatis Tamperensis 2072. Tampere: Tampere University Press.

Jaakkola, M. et al. (2015). "Liquid modern journalism with a difference: The changing professional ethos of cultural journalism." Journalism Practice. Online first 17.7.2015.

Jaakkola, M. (2014). "Dismantling the 'crisis' of journalism: Outline of an analytical approach." Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication 4:2, 1–14.

Jaakkola, M. (2014). "Outsourcing views, developing news: Changes in art criticism in Finnish dailies, 1978–2008." Journalism Studies. Online first 7.4.2014.

Jaakkola, M. (2014). "Witnesses of a cultural crisis: Representations of media-related metaprocesses as professional metacriticism of arts and cultural journalism." International Journal of Cultural Studies. Online first 11.2.2014.

Jaakkola, M. (2013). "Diversity through dualism: The balancing principle as an organizational strategy in culture departments of newspapers." Nordicom Review 34:(Special issue December), 89–98.

Jaakkola, M. (2013). "Taidekritiikin muutos suomalaisissa sanomalehdissä 1978–2008." Kulttuurintutkimus 30:4, 31–45.

Journalism education

Jaakkola, M. (2019). ”Finland: Two academic paths into journalism – the dual model of journalism education.” In: Nowak, E. (ed.) Accreditation and assessment of journalism education in Europe. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 13–32. 

Jaakkola, M. (2019). ”The boundaries of belonging: Journalist interns’ workplace learning experiences across communities of practice.” Journalism Education 8:1, 28–40.

Jaakkola, M. (2019). "The heterogeneity of the Nordic journalism education: The ’academic’ and the ’professional’ in the Bachelor’s curricula." The Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies 8:1, 3–24.

Jaakkola, M. & Uotila, P. (2019). "The literary construction of journalism education: A review of the course literature in the Nordic academic journalism programmes." Journalism Practice, published online before print 22 March 2019.

Jaakkola, M. (2018). "S(t)imulating journalism in the classroom: A structured comparison of the design of pedagogical newsrooms in the Nordic academic journalism training." Journalism and Mass Communication Educator 73:2, 182–199. 

Jaakkola, M. (2013). Hyvä journalismi: käytännön opas kirjoittajalle. Helsinki: Kansanvalistusseura.

Media literacy

Jaakkola, M. (2020, forthcoming). (ed.) MIL cities and MIL citizens: Informed, engaged, empowered by media and information literacy. MILID Yearbook 2020. Madrid: Autonomous University of Barcelona. (Co-edited with A. Grizzle and T. Durán Becerra.)

Jaakkola, M. (2020). “Journalists as media educators: Journalistic media education as inclusive boundary work.” Journalism Practice, published online before print 9 November 2020.

Jaakkola, M. (2018). "Voicing young people’s perspectives: Media influencing as a form of collaboration between youth work and professional media organizations." In: Andersson, Y., Dahlquist, U. & Ohlsson, J. (eds.) Youth and news in a digital media environment – Nordic and Baltic perspectives. Gothenburg: Nordicom, 67–78.

Jaakkola, M. (2015). "More than hitting the 'publish' button: A pedagogical framework for supporting learners' critical relationship with publishing media work." Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy 15:4, 210–226.

Jaakkola, M. (2015). "Teacher heutagogy in the network society: A framework for critical reflection." Teoksessa Jandric, P. & Boras, D. (toim.) Critical learning in digital networks. New York: Springer, 163–178.