Online questionnaire about the forum and the concept

survey instructions

Is one hour every month good pace for the Talks? And what do you think when you hear responsibility and journalism in the same sentence?

We are launching a small online survey to collect feedback about the Forum Talks and well as the idea behind our Nordic Forum: “social responsibility in journalism”.  We are grateful if you can donate 10 minutes of your time to fill out the questionnaire. You can find the survey here and see the privacy notice below.

The questionnaire data will be used as a background material when we develop the future events and talks. It will also be used in researcher Mikko Hautakangas’ PhD project, where he addresses the role of journalism in societal polarization and the potential of journalism to play a role in depolarization.

Thank you so much!


Title, nature and duration of research
Title of research: Journalism and (de-)polarization: The principles and practices of ’Conciliatory Journalism’
☒ Case study
Duration of research (funding): 12 February 2021 – 31st August 2021
Duration of data processing: 16th March 2021 – 31st December 2021

Data controller
Mikko Hautakangas

Contact person regarding the research registry
Name Mikko Hautakangas
Address E336, 33014 Tampere University, Finland
Phone number +358 40 190 1363
E-mail address

Mikko Hautakangas

Content of research records
Data is based on an online survey. Data consists of written descriptions of personal opinions, values, experiences and other insights regarding journalism as a profession and the role of journalism in society; and regarding the actions of the Nordic Forum for Social Responsibility in Journalism during the years 2020-2021.

Sources of personal data
From which sources are data being gained or collected: Online survey.

Purpose of processing personal data
The purpose of processing personal data is scientific research. This online survey is one part of the empirical material to be used in the journalism research project that studies the relationship between journalism and social polarization, and journalism professionals’ insights on the role of journalism in society. This research project is designed as part of Mikko Hautakangas’ doctoral dissertation, carried out by Hautakangas and supervised by Dr. Laura Ahva at Tampere University.

Lawful basis for processing personal data

The lawful basis for processing under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, Article 6 Paragraph 1, and the Personal Data Act, Section 4:
☒ Public interest or the exercise of official authority
☒   Scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes

Sensitive personal data (special categories of data and criminal records)
☒ No sensitive personal data will be processed during the research project

Will personal data concerning criminal convictions and offences be processed during the research project?
☒ No

Transfer or disclosure of data outside the EU/EEA
Will data stored in the research records be transferred to a country or an international organisation that is located outside the EU/EEA?
☒ No

Automated decision-making
Decisions will not be made by automated means.

Data protection principles
Protection of manual materials (e.g. paper documents):
☒ In a locked room
☒ In a locked cupboard

Protection of digital materials (e.g. information systems and equipment):
☒ usernames
☒ password
☒ multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Processing of data that directly identifies an individual:
☒ Directly identifiable data will be removed during the analysis stage

Protecting data in transit:
☒ secure transmission, please specify: The data will be stored on the servers of Tampere University, under password protection

Processing of personal data after the research project has been concluded
☒ The research records will be destroyed

Where will the research materials be stored and for how long: The data will be stored on the servers of Tampere University, under password protection for the duration of the research project

Data subjects’ rights and possible restriction thereof
Data subjects have the following rights under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

  • Right of access
    • Data subjects are entitled to find out what information the University holds about them or to receive confirmation that their personal data is not processed by the University.
  • Right to rectification
    • Data subjects have the right to have any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal details held by the University revised or supplemented without undue delay. In addition, data subjects are entitled to have any unnecessary personal data deleted from the University’s systems.
  • Right to erasure
    • In exceptional circumstances, data subjects have the right to have their personal data erased from the Data Controller’s records (‘right to be forgotten’).
  • Right to restrict processing:
    • In certain circumstances, data subjects have the right to request the University to restrict processing their personal data until the accuracy of their data, or the basis for processing their data, has been appropriately reviewed and potentially revised or supplemented.
  • Right to object
    • In certain circumstances, data subjects may at any time object to the processing of their personal data for compelling personal reasons.
  • Right to data portability
    • Data subjects have the right to obtain a copy of the personal data that they have submitted to the University in a commonly used, machine-readable format and transfer the data to another Data Controller.
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
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Contact information:

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