The editors and authors gratefully acknowledge Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) for investing in our research. This funding has been integral to promoting our collaboration with our Nordic partners in this, our third edited volume. This completes a riveting trilogy that addresses new practices in media coverage. The first two books are:

Hornmoen, H., Roksvold, T., & Alnæs, J. (Eds.). (2015). Individet i journalistikken. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Fonn, B. K., Hornmoen, H., Hyde-Clarke, N., & Hågvar, Y. B. (Eds.) (2017). Putting a face on it: Individual exposure and subjectivity in journalism. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk. doi: 10.23865/noasp.28

Identified as a Booster Group in 2017, this research team, known as INDEX (Individual Exposure in Journalism), has received additional support and guidance that has allowed us to develop and grow our network and research output. Receiving this extra assistance and funding allows us to distribute via Open Access, which has meant we are able to reach a wider audience and improve social impact on a global level.

We thank our interviewees for sharing their experiences around what were often very personal and sensitive issues. We are also thankful to the newsrooms that have provided pictures and facsimiles free of charge.

We would like to thank our respective institutions for their support, with a special mention to: OsloMet (Norway), Aalborg University (Denmark), Arcada University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Åbo Akademi University (Finland), Institute for Social Research (Norway), Metropolitan University College (Denmark), and NLA University College (Norway).

Finally, we are grateful to the reviewers for their critical and encouraging words. A special thank you to Chief Editor Heidi Norland and Book Editor Helge Årsheim for guiding this project through to publication.