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Research Project AlterPublics - Alternative Media and Ideological Counterpublics

Project Duration: 03/01/2021 - 02/25/2025
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AlterPublics presents at the Future of Journalism Conference 2023

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AlterPublics participates in NordMedia panel with Nordic colleagues

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Data from AlterPublics helps explain the 'Onkel Reje case'



The AlterPublics project

AlterPublics analyses how right- and left-wing alternative media in four European countries (Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Austria) form connections to actors from the partisan mainstream, on the one hand, and more radical partisan actors, on the other hand.


The project Alternative Media and Ideological Counterpublics (AlterPublics) has received a grant of DKK 5 million from The Carlsberg Foundation - Young Researcher Fellowships.

Find the description of the project on the Carlsberg Foundation's website.


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DKK 10 million from the Carlsberg Foundation for new research projects at RUC

Seven researchers from Roskilde University have just received grants for their research projects from the Carlsberg Foundation. The largest grant of DKK 5 million goes to media researcher Eva Mayerhöffer's research project on alternative right-wing and left-wing media.

RUC researcher receives grant for project on counterpublics

Roskilde University’s (RUC) Department for Communication and Arts with the latest grant has three large research projects investigating the formation of publics in today’s mediated society. The three projects are ‘Data Publics’, ‘Cultural Publics’ and the latest addition ‘Alternative Media and Ideological Counterpublics’, making RUC a growing knowledge centre in research on publics and journalism.

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Base at Roskilde University

The research group is based at Department of Communication and Arts

Related research units: Journalism and Democracy research group // Centre for News Research // Centre for Digital Citizenship

PhD Programme: Doctoral School of Communication and Arts

Education programmes: Journalistik (DK) // Communication Studies // Bachelor in Global Humanities

Research from Roskilde University

Research - an overview

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More Information

Additional information about the project: Alternative Media and Ideological Counterpublics

The research project at the Roskilde University Reseach Portal



Project leader

Eva Mayerhöffer 
Assosiate Professor
Phone +45 4674 2045