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Dr Maria Konow-Lund PhD

Dr Maria Konow-Lund


Research Fellow

Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS


Dr. PhD Maria Konow-Lund is presently a Marie Curie Slodowska-fellow at Cardiff University.Maria has published for numerous academic media outlets. Her research interests mainly focus upon: journalism innovation, media entrepreneurship, journalism practice, journalism and social media, journalism during terror and crises, investigative journalism including transnational collaboration, feature journalism and emotions, subjectivity and journalistic practice, local and national collaboration within journalism, and supervision of Master students. Her recent research is featured in academic outlets such as Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice, Nordicom and Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action (2017). In addition to this, Maria has extensive experience as a journalist from broadcasting both as a journalist and producer. She has won several awards for her journalism, as well as writing four books for children. At present her research focus is on investigative journalism and changing technology, innovation and new funding models.



  • Park, M. and Konow-Lund, M. 2024. Appendix: methodology part 2. In: Konow-Lund, M., Park, M. and Bebawi, S. eds. Hybrid Investigative Journalism. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 177-181.










Maria’s teaching focuses on TV journalism, feature journalism and investigative journalism, tutoring both undergraduate and postgraduate students and she has also developed her own Master’s course within ´Digital Investigative Journalism´. As well as supervising both Bachelor and Master students, she also welcomes future doctoral students within areas of cross border investigative journalism, investigative journalism, documentary, TV and broadcast journalism, terror and crises journalism, production studies and also ethnographic studies, innovation within journalism, and entrepreneurial journalism.

Maria´s current research focuses on the cross border collaboration of journalists and the interdisciplinary entrepreneurial collaboration between journalists and other professions.  At present, she is also interested in citizen participation, citizen journalism and engagement within journalism. Her current Marie Curie Slodowska research project focuses on changing conditions for investigative journalism in the UK and the new news ecology cross institutional and across borders. Maria’s particular interest is in any global aspect of investigative journalism and cross border investigative journalism, furthermore in coverage of terror and crises.


Past projects