Niko Hatakka, D.S.Sc.

Centre for Parliamentary Studies · University of Turku, Finland — Senior Researcher

Research Areas

  • Journalism
  • Political Communication
  • Social Media

Highlighted publications

Hatakka, N. (2019) Populism in the Hybrid Media System: Populist Radical Right Online Counterpublics Interacting with Journalism, Party Politics, and Citizen Activism. Turku: University of Turku.


My research has mostly focused on the relationship of populism and media, political communication, parties, and political online movements. I work as a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Parliamentary Studies at the University of Turku, most recently in the Academy of Finland -funded project ‘Mainstreaming populism in the 21st century’. I also work as a Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLSIS) of the University of Birmingham, in the ESRC funded project ‘The survival of the mass party’. I'm on the board of the Finnish Media and Communication Research Association (Mevi ry) and on the editorial board of the journal Media ja viestintä.