Jenny Stenberg-Sirén, Ph.D.

Swedish School of Social Science · University of Helsinki, Finland — Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Areas

  • Journalism
  • Media Audiences
  • Media Policy and Regulation
  • Public Service Media
  • Social Media

Ongoing Projects

Highlighted publications

Stenberg-Sirén, J. (2018). Språk och språkideologier i radio och tv: Standardspråk och språkstandarder i finlandssvenska radio- och tv-nyheter. Doktorsavhandling vid Helsingfors universitet.


My research interests are multidisciplinary, focusing on the interface between the media and the audience, namely, the language in the media.

In my doctoral disseration I studied the spoken standard language in the Finland-Swedish radio and television news, the journalists' views on language and the role of public service media for a minority langauge.

In my current research project, I analyze the communication and language practices of young people in Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp. In addition, I explore what role langauge plays in media use for a young audience, from the perspective of uses and gratifications.

I teach courses in journalism at the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki.

Prior to my academic career, I worked as a journalist in the Finnish public service broadcasting company, YLE. Mainly I worked as a radio news reporter and news editor, as well as Head of new media.