Reaching Young Audiences: Serial Fiction and Cross-Media Storyworlds for Children and Young Audiences (RYA)

The media use of Danish children and young people has changed dramatically in the past few years. Fictional content and ‘media snacks’ on Netflix and YouTube are now a major part of their media diet while their encounters with national film, TV and online fiction are declining.

In close collaboration with international scholars and national industry partners this research project combines production and audience analysis when studying the current production and reception of film, TV and online fiction for children and young audiences.





Danish core team

Name Title Phone E-mail
Christa Lykke Christensen Associate professor +45 353-28116 E-mail
Eva Novrup Redvall Associate professor +45 353-29437 E-mail
Katrine Bouschinger Christensen PhD fellow +45 353-26368 E-mail
Petar Mitric Postdoc +45 353-22489 E-mail

Collaborating scholars

Industry partners

  • The Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), Head of Fiction for DR Ultra, Jonas Kryger Hansen

  • TV 2 Danmark, Head of fiction Katrine Vogelsang

  • The National Film School of Denmark

  • Nordisk Film & TV Fond

  • Nordvision, General Secretary Henrik Hartmann


The RYA project is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark 2019 - 2023.


Future events

Past events

  • Project group meeting at the University of Copenhagen, January 15, 2020.

  • Project group meeting on collecting data on the media use of children and young audiences and research ethics. University of Copenhagen, November 15, 2019.

  • Project panel at The Youthification of Television and Screen Culture conference, University of Groningen in the Netherlands, October 24-25, 2019

  • Project group meeting on the interplay between the three project work packages at the University of Copenhagen, October 10, 2019.

  • Project presentation at Lund University in Sweden, September 19, 2019.

  • Project seminar and meeting at the annual DR Ultra meeting Børneproducenternes dag in Copenhagen, September 5, 2019.

  • Project presentation at the 3rd KIDS Regio Forum 2019: Towards a Vital European children’s film culture in Weimar, June 27-28, 2019,