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Oscar Westlund new professor at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Oscar Westlund has accepted a position as full professor at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. Westlund, currently employed by the University of Gothenburg, has since he defended his PhD in January 2012 made an exceptional international career and is today, despite his young age, one of the most significant new voices in the international community of journalism studies.

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Westlund has already made a massive impact within journalism studies, especially related to topics such as the digital transformation of journalism and mobile media. He was the head of research related to the recent Swedish Media Inquiry, and he is the next appointed Editor-in-Chief of the important journal  Digital Journalism  (Taylor & Francis).

“I am very excited about joining HIOA, a soon-to-be-university, which has many good things coming. In recent years, I have visited HiOA and the ambitious and nice researchers working there on several occasions. I am really looking forward to becoming part of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies,

"I am very pleased that Oscar Westlund has agreed to come work with us. With Westlund, we get an international top researcher and teacher, who will definitely strengthen our Department and take us a step closer towards becoming an internationally leading journalism studies community, says Head of Department Steen Steensen.

Westlund begins his new position on March 1, 2018.