Society has become thoroughly mediatised. Every aspect and area from the economy and politics to civil society and everyday social relations is increasingly saturated, in ever new ways, by media. The media have become an increasingly important, but at the same time an increasingly complex and unpredictable part of every facet of society and culture.
The Academy Programme Media and Society (MediaSoc) will provide new impetus and direction for Finnish research into society by bringing together different fields of study and different approaches and by linking them with a current research theme of great social importance. The programme’s multidisciplinary approach will aim to identify, analyse and explain relevant social concepts, phenomena and trends, and to open up horizons for new solutions and choices in present-day society.
MediaSoc Academy Programme had a two-stage call in 2018. The funding decisions were published in November 2018. The funding period of the projects started in January 2019 and ends in December 2022.