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Finnish Association for Media and Communication Studies

The Finnish Association for Mass Communication Research (TOY ry) changed its name to Finnish Association for Media and Communication Studies (Mevi ry) in February 2013. The Association strives to promote media and mass communication research by making the field known both in the scientific community and elsewhere. We have approximately 300 members, most of them in Finland.

The association keeps in contact with both Finnish and international reserchers, organizations and research institutes. We take actively part in co-operation with other Nordic research associations and with Nordicom, Nordic Information Center for Media and Communications Research. Mevi is also an associate member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research IAMCR and the European Communication Research and Education Association ECREA. Additionally Mevi promotes co-operation with Baltic and Russian mass communication researchers.

In Finland Mevi follows developments in the communication field, observes research policies and educational policies and engages in public discussion on these issues. The association also takes up essential themes of media and communication research in the journal Media & viestintä and in the conferences it organizes.

Contact:
Finnish Association for Media and Communication Studies (Mevi ry) / Anna Rantasila
Faculty of Communication Sciences
FIN-33014 University of Tampere, FINLAND
e-mail:
Eliisa Vainikka (president): eliisa.vainikka(at)uta.fi
Anna Rantasila (secretary): mevi.sihteeri(at)gmail.com

Media & viestintä

Media & viestintä (formerly Tiedotustutkimus) is a leading Finnish journal on communication and media studies, published since the early 1970s. The Journal celebrated its 40th birthday in 2014. With four issues a year it covers a wide area of research with articles, interviews, reviews, and commentaries. The articles are in Finnish but English abstracts are included. Media & viestintä is published by the Finnish Association for Media and Communication Studies (Mevi) and Nordicom.

Contact:
Media & viestintä / Niina Uusitalo
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Kalevantie 4, FI-33014 University of Tampere
niina.uusitalo(at) uta.fi