Awarded grants

In the meeting held on the 26th of September the board of trustees of the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation awarded six grants, in total 341,549 euros. Addition to this 500,000 euros was earmarked for the directed call Media 2030.

 

Grants awarded in the meeting 26.9.2018

Grant €500,000

Subject
Directed call – MEDIA 2030

Grant
€500,000

What should be known and master after a decade? How is the all-around education measured? What is the role of the media in building the knowledge and know-how? The directed call has two phases. The first phase end 19.11.2018. The final decisions are made in the end of March 2019.

Grant €122,549

Grantee
University of Tampere, Faculty of Communication Sciences and University of Jyväskylä, Department of Language and Communication Studies
Project is directed by Docent Ari Heinonen

Subject
Emotions and Responsibility in Immersive Journalism – EMORES

Grant
€122,549

Immersive journalism, created with VR-technologies, can create strong affects among the users. The EMORES -project explores the emotional effects of VR-journalism in the context of journalism ethics. The project studies the affective contents of VR-journalism, explores empirically how the audience finds VR-journalistic stories and maps the journalists’ attitudes on VR-journalism.

Grant €120,000

Grantee
University of Turku, The John Morton Center for North American Studies
Director Benita Heiskanen

Subject
The Challenges of Tragedy Reporting: Mediating School Shootings.

Grant
€120,000

The research project examines U.S. and Finnish media’s reporting of the 2018 high school shootings in Parkland, Florida. The project produces a new, comparative data base on reporting on school shootings and opens up a new avenue for discussing the challenges posed by such reporting. The project considers the tensions between traditional media and social media based #-activism, with concrete suggestions for journalists’ work.

Grant €46,500

Grantee
Miika Vähämaa, PhD

Subject
Why is Journalism on Religion so Difficult? How Do the Rules on Reporting on Religion Change? Longitudinal and Comparative Study Covering Britain and Finland from 2008 to 2019.

Grant
€46,500

A comparative study tackles the challenges on reporting religious matters in Finland and in Britain in 2019. The study uses the data gathered 2008–2009 and finds out what has changed in ten years in and between the UK and Finland.

Grant €42,500

Grantee
Aarhus University, Constructive Institute

Subject
Constructive Journalism Fellowship

Grant
€42,500

The Constructive Journalism Fellowship is a 10 month fellowship at Constructive Institute in Aarhus, Denmark.

Grant €5,000

Grantee
Riitta Korhonen

Subject
Autobiography of Rafaela Seppälä

Grant
€5,000

The book describes one of the Sanoma´s owners Rafaela Seppälä´s life from childhood to present. Seppälä tells about her family, her ideas about journalism, leadership, ownership and collecting art. The book is also a story about the family of Erkko. It contains a lot of new information about family members, their mutual relationships and their thought about Sanoma. The book has plenty of unpublished pictures. The book will be published in the spring 2019 by Gummerus.

Grant €5,000

Grantee
Kristiina Markkanen

Subject
Caj Bremer, photos and stories

Grant
€5,000

Photographer Caj Bremer was working for Sanoma publications on regular assignments for over 50 years. Next year he will be 90-years old. Book features his most important domestic and foreign reportages for several Sanoma publications. Book will consist of photos and the stories behind them.

Grants awarded in the meeting 21.3.2018

Grant €300,000

Subject
The Helsingin Sanomat Foundation Innovation Contest Uutisraivaaja

Grant
€300,000

The contest seeks ideas to improve and renew the distribution of information. The year 2018 will mark the fifthh time the contest has been held.

Grant €45,487

Grantee
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Communication, Professor Mikko Villi

Subject
Incidental Media Consumption – A Comparative Study of How Consumers Access Media Content in Social Media

Grant
€45,487

The comparative research project studies the interconnections and interpenetration of news, entertainment and technology in media consumption practices in five different countries: Argentina, Finland, Israel, Japan and US. The research objective concentrates on examining the dynamics of incidental media consumption and comparing media consumption in different cultural and geographical contexts. Qualitative and quantitative data will be collected through research interviews and online surveys.

Grant €20,000

Grantee
KasKas Media

Subject
Skolar Award 2018

Grant
€20,000

Skolar Award is a project which supports young scientists’ prominent, novel and brave research idea and encourages young researchers all around the globe to communicate their work efficiently. In addition, the project’s goal is to help broad audience to understand what it means to do research and why it is significant especially today. Skolar Award showcases Nordic science communication and brings research to the spotlight. Skolar Award culminates with Slush start-up conference in 4.–5.12.2018.

Previously awarded grants, fellowships and donations