Gene Burd Outstanding Dissertation in Journalism Studies Award for "Collective Intelligence in Open Journalism: Power, Knowledge and Value." Journalism Studies Division, International Communication Association (ICA). 2016.
Best Paper Award for
"Civic CrowdAnalytics: Making Sense of Crowdsourced Civic Input with Big Data Tools." Academic MindTrek, ACM. 2016. Co-authored with Kaiping Chen, Ahmed Cherif, Jorge Saldivar Galli and Luis Santana.
Top Student Paper Award for “Open Investigative Journalism and the Reciprocal Panopticon: Citizens as Watchdogs.” Journalism Studies Division, International Communication Association (ICA). 2014.
Notable Paper Award for
"Crowdsourcing for Participatory Democracies: Efficient Elicitation of Social Choice Functions." Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing. HCOMP’14. 2014. Co-authored with David Lee, Ashish Goel, and Hélène Landemore.
Best Academic Paper Award for
“The Impact of Crowdfunding on Journalism: Case Study of Spot.Us, a Platform for Community-Funded Reporting.”Innovation Journalism Conference, Stanford. 2008.
Best Master’s Thesis of the Year Award for “Construction of Social Problem, Reasons, and Consequences in Moral Panics in the Media.” Finnish Association for Public Policy. 2004.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Finnish Academy of Sciences
Helsingin Sanomat Foundation
The Federation of the Finnish Media Industry
Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Stanford
MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale
SEED Design Lab, Graduate School of Business, Stanford
Foundation for Municipal Development, Finland
Foundation for Economic Education, Finland
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finland
C.V. Åkerlund Foundation, Finland
Finnish Association of Journalists
Proclamation from the City of Vallejo for work on the Participatory Budgeting Process in Vallejo, California. 2014.
Honorary Mention in the Competition for the Best Newspaper Story of the Year for a co-authored article covering Finland’s relationship with NATO. 2007.
Honorary Mention for Excellence in Advanced Pedagogical Studies, School of Education, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. 2004.