Tom Moring holds a PH.D in Political Sciences from the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki, Finland, where he is Professor of Communication and Journalism.
He has worked as journalist, Director of radio programmes, and Chair of the Board of a newspaper publishing house. Between 1999 and 2001 he was Secretary General of the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages.
He was grant holder and one of two main authors of the final report of the project Support for Minority Languages in Europe (2003). Between 2001 and 2004 he was a member of the Committee of Experts of the Charter for Regional or Minority Languages of the Council of Europe.
Between 2006 and 2017 he held a part time position as Professor II at the Sámi University of Applied Science in Norway, during which time a Master’s programme in Sámi Journalism with an Indigenous Perspective was developed and carried out. He has published widely on linguistic minorities and the media, and he has participated as grant holder in several projects funded by the EU. Currently he is involved in a Finnish research and development project on computer assisted journalism, Immersive Automation. His most recent publication is “Identity: Minority Language and Community in the Age of Digital Communication”, published in Robert Picard, ed. 2016, What Society Needs from Media in the Age of Digital Communication (Oporto: Media XXI).