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Research projects

Current project

Diversity in the Norwegian News Media Landscape: A Hybrid Method for Evaluating Media Policy.

The aim of the project is to evaluate the effect of media policy and regulation on the diversity of the Norwegian news landscape. Regulations subject to evaluation include ownership restrictions, direct press support and protection of public service broadcasting. Norwegian media legislation assumes media diversity to support freedom of speech. As such, this project will collect large quantities of data from national, regional and local news outlets and analyse pluralism of journalistic output in print, online, mobile and broadcast media, resulting in analyses of diversity levels in the Norwegian news market across ownership structures, publication platforms and regions. The scale of data required for this analysis requires new methods for processing media content that will be developed in the intersection between media studies and information science.

 

Subsequent project participation:

Measuring Online News Content, Funded by Rådet for anvendt medieforskning (RAM)

Journalistic Reorientations: The Online Challenge to Journalistic Ontology, Funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Project Leader Professor Martin Eide, University of Bergen (2010-2014).

Responding to Welfare State Services: An Analysis of Users, Media, and Public Institutions, Funded by the Norwegian Research Council (VAM Programme). Uni Rokkan Center (2012-2016).

Centre for Interdiciplinary Media Research. Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.

 

Previous projects:

Postdoc-project: The Impact of Structural Shifts on the News: New Business Models and Journalism’s Political Economy

Nordic Research Network in Journalism Studies. Network leader Professor Sigurd Allern, University of Oslo (2009-2013).

Digicult – Democracy and the Digitalisation of Audiovisual Culture. Project leader Professor Jostein Gripsrud, University of Bergen (2008-2010).

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