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Cultural historian and media scholar, Finland
Dr. Maiju Kannisto is a cultural historian and media scholar with experience in media industry and journalism studies. She received her PhD. in Cultural History from the University of Turku, Finland. During 2019-2020, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the John Morton Center for North American Studies in a project that examined news coverage of school shootings, the dynamic relationship between legacy media and social media, and the ethical journalism.
Her recent research focused on how Parkland youth used social media to get their voices heard and to what degree those voices have been heard in the legacy media. The study also revealed how the coverage of Parkland student activists reflected intergenerational power hierarchies in the media.
Maiju has presented her research at several national and international conferences and published her research in several peer-reviewed journals and as book chapters. She is on the editorial board of the Finnish journal Lähikuva. Maiju’s research interests also include media history, various media events and digital humanities.