Ehdotus pysyväksi avustusmekanismiksi journalismin tukemiseksi

Translated title of the contribution: Government proposal on permanent aid mechanism in support of journalism

Marko Ala-Fossi, Hanne Aho, Sini Wiren, Mikko Grönlund, Jukka Holmberg, Mikko Villi, Päivi Korpisaari, Päivi-Maria Virta, Emil Asp, Emmi Nykänen, Atro Andersson

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


On 25 June 2020, the Ministry of Transport and Communications appointed a working group with representatives of the media sector and experts in the field to assist in the further preparation of a temporary government grant in support of journalism and to reflect on a permanent aid mechanism for this purpose. The working group also discussed the feasibility of public support for media that produce multilingual and multicultural journalism.
Members of the working group: Hanne Aho, Chair, Union of Journalists in Finland; Marko Ala-Fossi, Media Researcher, University of Tampere; Mikko Grönlund, Research Manager, University of Turku; Jukka Holmberg, CEO, Finnish Media Federation; Mikko Villi, Professor, University of Jyväskylä; and Päivi Korpisaari, Professor in Communication Law, University of Helsinki.
The working group proposes editorial production support as the main form of assistance. Another proposed form of assistance is development support that could be granted not only to newly established media companies but also for development projects of an established media company. Both forms of assistance are intended to support media that provide news and current affairs content. The working group also proposes specific support for community media. The proposed model would promote reliable, multi-faceted and socially significant communication as a whole.
Translated title of the contributionGovernment proposal on permanent aid mechanism in support of journalism
Original languageFinnish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherLiikenne- ja viestintäministeriö
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-243-611-5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2021
Publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameLiikenne- ja viestintäministeriön julkaisuja
PublisherMinistry of Transport and Communications
ISSN (Electronic)1795-4045


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