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February 18, 2014

This is personal blog of Helle Sjøvaag – or, it’s more like a CV. I am 38 and live and work in Bergen, Norway as Research Professor at the University of Bergen. My main areas of interest are news and journalism, media economy and regulation, online journalism and broadcasting. I tend to approach my subjects from a general sociological viewpoint, often using (quantitative) content analysis, document analysis and case studies as my main methodologies. Recently, I’ve started moving into more hybrid methodologies in the intersection between media studies and information science, especially for studying large amounts of digital data.

I’ve recently started on a four-year project that aims to analyse media diversity in the Norwegian media landscape. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and will develop new methodologies to analyse large amounts of journalistic data published across platforms, regional areas and ownership structures.