Dr Max Hänska

Job: VC2020 Lecturer in Digital Journalism and Media Discourse

Faculty: Technology

School/department: Leicester Media School

Research group(s): Media Discourse Group

Address: Clephan 1.25, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK

T: +44 (0)116 255 1551

E: max.hanskaahy@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.haenska.net


Personal profile

I explore the role of social media as platforms for political communication and citizen journalism, and the impact of inquisitive communication on democratic decision-making. I’m the founding editor of the Euro Crisis in the Press blog. Prior to joining DMU I was a Postdoc in the Multidisciplinary Opinion and Democracy Research Group at the University of Gothenburg, and a LSE Fellow.

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Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Hänska M  (2016) “Networked Communication & the Arab Spring: Linking broadcast and social media”, New Media & Society 18(1), pp. 99-116

Hänska M, and Shapour R “Who's Reporting the Protests? Converging practices of citizen journalists and two BBC World Service newsrooms, from Iran’s election protests to the Arab uprisings”, Journalism Studies14(1), 2013, pp. 29-45

Research interests/expertise

  • Media, communication and democracy
  • Social media and political communication
  • Digital methods
  • Citizen journalism and user generated content
  • European public sphere


PhD in Media & Communications

Courses taught

JOUR 2001
JOUR 2005
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