In 2013 I finished my PhD. The PhD is not publicly available online, but If you are interested in a copy, do drop me a line.
NEW BOOK JUST OUT: Thomsen, Line Hassall (2018, forthcoming): Inside the TV Newsroom: Profession under Pressure. Intellect Ltd: Bristol. Distributed by University of Chicago Press Books - you can order your copy here...
Thomsen, Line Hassall (2018, forthcoming): ‘How Danish journalists connect across broadcasters‘ in Critical Perspectives on Journalistic Beliefs edited by Eric Freedman, Robyn Goodman and Elaine Steyn. Routledge: US and UK
Thomsen, Line, (2017): ‘Da Flashmobs blev Kommercielle’ in Introduktion til Kreativ Markedskommunikation edited by Anne Marit Waade og Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen. Denmark: Systime
Thomsen, Line H. (2016): E-SEMINAR: “It’s like a family” – The unity and community of journalists: On connections
between newsroom and how journalists share a community of practice. Media Anthropology Network European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) E-Seminar Series - Link to full E-Seminar here
Thomsen, Line. H. (2015): ‘What is anthropological about The Perfect Human?’ in Short Film Studies 5: 2, pp. 161–165, doi: 10.1386/sfs.5.2.161_1 - link to article here.
Thomsen, Line Hassall: (2015): ‘Book Review: Silvio Waisbord: Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in a Global Perspective. Cambridge: Polity. 2013’ in MedieKultur 2015, 58, 150-153 - Link to article here
Thomsen, Line Hassall (2014): 'Ethnographic Fieldwork: Studying Journalists at Work' In SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd. doi: Link to abstract here.
Thomsen, Line Hassall (2013): New Struggles, Old Ideals : The Everyday struggle towards being a 'Good Journalist' inside public service TV newsrooms in the UK and Denmark. Aarhus : Aarhus Universitet. Institut for Æstetik og Kommunikation, 2013. 350 p.Ph.D.thesis
Thomsen, Line Hassall (2011): The digital Newsroom – from Square to Circle. Paper presented at ECREA Barcelona 2008: The 2nd European Communication Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
Thomsen, Line Hassall and Willig, Ida (2011): The Spirit of Public Service. Paper presented at IAMCR World Congress 2008, Stockholm.
Since 2008 I have been lecturing the following courses at Aarhus University:
Practical Journalism Methods (MA-level).
Journalistisk Metode (MA-level).
Communicating (in) the City (BA-level).
Festival and Events (BA-level)
Media Practice Research (MA-level)
I run a class in Journalism at Odder Højskole. Also, I do guest lectures in both Denmark and abroad. I have done talks at the Department of Aesthetics and Communication; at Department of Culture and Society (Anthropology); and at the Danish School of Journalism among others.
- I am passionate about lecturing and have written about topics such as hands-on practical methods for university teaching.
I have presented papers at the following conferences and seminars:
Presenting paper at the 55th EASA E-Seminar - see full seminar here.
- Invited by The Goldsmiths Media Ethnography Group to do a talk on
-ECREA, Lisbon, Portugal - view an abstract of the paper here.
-Årskonference: Køn&Rum. Aarhus University.
-ECREA, Aarhus: Making Television in the 21st Century.
-Public Service, De Ti Bud. Copehagen, CBS.
-Mega-Seminar, The Danish Research School of Anthropology and Ethnography
-IAMCR World Congress. Media and Global Divides. Stockholm.
-Organiser:Mending the Gaps: Rethinking media and Practice. SOAS, London.
-ECREA: Communication Policies and Culture in Europe. Barcelona.
OTHER ACADEMIC WORK:
I am a peer reviewer for various academic journals and publishers, including SAGE, Routledge and the Danish journal Mediekultur. Currently I also act as examiner of journalism students at the Danish School of Journalism, Roskilde University and University of Southern Denmark.
PRESS ABOUT RESEARCH:
I frequently appear in national media discussing the state of journalism and the news today. Recently I visited the DR radio, P1 programme Mennesker og Medier, discussing the fall in TV news viewers. Apart from the cuttings below, the PhD has been mentioned in connection with other issues related to TV news production today.
Af Line Hassall Thomsen, 17.9.2013.
TV-nyhederne vil gerne være forskellige, men journalisterne på licensfinansierede og kommercieltfinansierede redaktioner tænker, taler og arbejder ens, og lige nu føler de sig truet på idealerne som aldrig før.
Hvornår så du sidst dybdeborende journalistik på tv-nyhederne? Det hænder, men ikke så ofte som tv-journalisterne ville ønske det. Tv-journalister har mange store idealer om god journalistik og public service. Men de vilkår...