Anna Rantasila, D.S.Sc.

School of Engineering Sciences · LUT Univeristy, Finland — Lecturer

Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication (COMET) · Tampere University, Finland — Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Areas

  • Crisis Communication
  • Journalism
  • Media Audiences
  • Media, Information and Communication Technology
  • Popular Culture
  • Social Media

Highlighted publications

Rantasila, A,, Kiskola, J., Olsson, T., Syrjämäki, A., Ilves, M., Isokoski, P. and Surakka, V. (2022). Outlining Approaches to Improve Online News Commenting with Computationally Aided Comment Moderation. In Futures of Journalism. Technology-stimulated Evolution in the Audience-News Media Relationship


Chair of NordMedia's Environment, Science and Risk Communication division. I am working as a lecturer at LUT University's brand new Bachelor's program of Communication Sciences. I defended my PhD Dissertation on commenting news about the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on Finnish mainstream news media's Facebook pages and Finnish broadcasting company YLE's discussion forums. in December 2020 at Tampere Univeristy.