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Main areas include journalism research, news sociology, media regulation and media economy, with an empirical focus on newspapers, online news and broadcasting. Methods are mainly quantitative and interdisciplinary.

Currently Project leader of the Research Council funded Diversity in the Norwegian News Media Landscape. 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. Analysis run on didigal data collected from in excess of 150 newspapers published across the country.

Books
  • Eide, Martin; Sjøvaag, Helle; Larsen, Leif Ove. 2016. Journalism Re-examined. Digital Challenges and Professional Reorientations. Lessons from Northern Europe. Intellect Ltd.. 226 pages. ISBN: 978-1-78320-718-3.
  • Eide, Martin; Sjøvaag, Helle; Larsen, Leif Ove. 2016. The Journalistic Institution Re-examined. Digital Challenges and Professional Reorientations. University of Chicago Press. 215 pages. ISBN: 1783207183.
  • Eide, Martin; Larsen, Leif Ove; Sjøvaag, Helle. 2012. Nytt på nett og brett. Journalistikk i forandring. Universitetsforlaget. 326 pages. ISBN: 978-82-15-02074-7.
Journal articles
  • Sjøvaag, Helle; Krumsvik, Arne Håskjold. 2017. In Search of Journalism Funding. Scenarios for future media policy in Norway. Journalism Practice. 19 pages. Published 2017-09-07. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2017.1370972
  • Karlsson, Michael; Sjøvaag, Helle. 2016. Introduction: Rethinking Research Methods in the Age of Digital Journalism. Digital Journalism. 4: 1-7. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2015.1096595
  • Karlsson, Michael; Sjøvaag, Helle. 2016. Content analysis and online news: Epistemologies of analysing the ephemeral web. Digital Journalism. 4: 177-192. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2015.1096619
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2016. Media diversity and the global superplayers: operationalising pluralism for a digital media market. Journal of Media Business Studies. 13: 170-186. doi: 10.1080/16522354.2016.1210435
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2016. Politikk, økonomi og teknologi: Journalistikkens endrede rammebetingelser. Nordicom Information. 38: 20-24.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2016. Introducing the Paywall: A case study of content changes in three online newspapers. Journalism Practice. 10: 304-322. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2015.1017595
  • Sjøvaag, Helle; Stavelin, Eirik; Moe, Hallvard. 2016. Continuity and change in public service news online: a longitudinal analysis of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Journalism Studies. 17: 952-970. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2015.1022204
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2014. Har sendeflate, mangler nyhet. NRK Ytring. Published 2014-11-09.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2014. The Principles of Regulation and the Assumption of Media Effects. Journal of Media Business Studies. 11: 5-20.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2014. NRKs rolle i medielandskapet. Dagens næringsliv. Published 2014-12-04.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2014. Media innovations: a multidisciplinary study of change. The International Journal of Cultural Policy. doi: 10.1080/10286632.2014.890606
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2014. Schibstedavisene: Mer nærsynte, men ingen ensretting. Vox publica. Published 2014-08-07.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2014. Homogenisation or Differentiation? The Effects of Consolidation in the Regional Newspaper Market. Journalism Studies. 15: 511-521.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2013. Journalistic autonomy : between structure, agency and institution. Nordicom Review. 34: 155-166.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2012. Revenue and Branding Strategy in the Norwegian News Market: The Case of TV 2 News Channel. Nordicom Review. 33: 53-66.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2012. Regulating commercial public service broadcasting: a case study of the marketization of Norwegian media policy. The International Journal of Cultural Policy. 18: 223-237. doi: 10.1080/10286632.2011.573851
  • Sjøvaag, Helle; Moe, Hallvard; Stavelin, Eirik. 2012. Public service news on the web: a large-scale content analysis of the Norwegian broadcasting corporation's online news. Journalism Studies. 13: 90-106. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2011.578940
  • Sjøvaag, Helle; Stavelin, Eirik. 2012. Web media and the quantitative content analysis: Methodological challenges in measuring online news content. Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 18: 215-229. doi: 10.1177/1354856511429641
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2010. Et annet blikk på maktsfærene i Oslo. Bergens Tidende. Published 2010-11-01.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2010. The Reciprocity of Journalism's Social Contract: The Political-Philosophical Foundations of Journalistic Ideology. Journalism Studies. 11: 874-888. doi: 10.1080/14616701003644044
  • Moe, Hallvard; Sjøvaag, Helle. 2009. The Challenges of Comparing Media Systems - An Interview with Daniel C. Hallin. Journal of Global Mass Communication. 1: 132-141.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2009. Hva er medievitenskap? En kommentar til Espen Ytreberg. Nordicom Information. 31: 17-18.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle; Moe, Hallvard. 2009. From Fermentation to Maturity? Reflections on Media and Communication Studies. An Interview with Todd Gitlin, Jostein Gripsrud & Michael Schudson. International Journal of Communication. 3: 130-139.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2006. Det problematiske engasjement: Journalister i yrkesideologiens gråsoner. Replikk. 21. 70-77.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2003. Voldens moralske ambivalens: Om vold på film. Prosopopeia. 1. 50-51.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2002. Hollywoods frykt for intelligentsiaen: Om skurker og helter i Hollywoodfilmen. Prosopopeia. 2. 28-31.
Reports and theses
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2011. Journalistic Ideology. University of Bergen.
  • Elgesem, Dag; Moe, Hallvard; Sjøvaag, Helle; Stavelin, Eirik; Agdestein, Maren; Laberg, Jaochim; Lorgen, Linn Cathrin; Losnegaard, Gyri S. 2010. NRKs nyhetstilbud på Internett i 2009. Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 163 pages.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2005. Attached or detached? : subjective methods in war journalism. 114 pages.
Book sections
  • Sjøvaag, Helle; Karlsson, Michael. 2017. Rethinking Research Methods for Digital Journalism Studies. 8. In:
    • Franklin, Bob; Eldridge II, Scott. 2017. The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies. Routledge. 614 pages. ISBN: 9781138887961.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle; Ytre-Arne, Brita. 2017. Mediene og velferdsstaten - hva mener publikum? 4. In:
    • Christensen, Dag Arne; Lindén, Tord Skogedal; Ytre-Arne, Brita; Aars, Jacob. 2017. Tjenestedemokratiet. Velferdsstaten som arena for deltakelse. Universitetsforlaget. 240 pages. ISBN: 9788215027852.
  • Eide, Martin; Sjøvaag, Helle. 2016. Journalism as an Institution. Chapter 1, pages 1-14. In:
    • Eide, Martin; Sjøvaag, Helle; Larsen, Leif Ove. 2016. Journalism Re-examined. Digital Challenges and Professional Reorientations. Lessons from Northern Europe. Intellect Ltd.. 226 pages. ISBN: 978-1-78320-718-3.
  • Eide, Martin; Sjøvaag, Helle. 2016. Conclusion. Chapter 13 Conclusion, pages 219-224. In:
    • Eide, Martin; Sjøvaag, Helle; Larsen, Leif Ove. 2016. Journalism Re-examined. Digital Challenges and Professional Reorientations. Lessons from Northern Europe. Intellect Ltd.. 226 pages. ISBN: 978-1-78320-718-3.
  • Larsson, Anders Olof; Sjøvaag, Helle; Karlsson, Michael; Stavelin, Eirik; Moe, Hallvard. 2016. Sampling Liquid Journalism. 33, pages 494-508. In:
    • Witschge, Tamara; Anderson, C. W.; Domingo, David; Hermida, Alfred. 2016. The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism. Sage Publications. 594 pages. ISBN: 9781473906532.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2016. Reorientations in Print and Online News. Kapittel 7, pages 105-140. In:
    • Eide, Martin; Sjøvaag, Helle; Larsen, Leif Ove. 2016. Journalism Re-examined. Digital Challenges and Professional Reorientations. Lessons from Northern Europe. Intellect Ltd.. 226 pages. ISBN: 978-1-78320-718-3.
  • Kvalheim, Nina; Sjøvaag, Helle. 2015. Trouble in the Markets: Differentiation in the Norwegian Financial News Landscape. 6, pages 113-130. In:
    • Murdock, Graham; Gripsrud, Jostein. 2015. Money Talks: Media, Markets, Crisis. Intellect Ltd.. 200 pages. ISBN: 9781783204052.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2015. Hard news/soft news: The hierarchy of genres and the boundaries of the profession. 6, pages 101-117. In:
    • Carlson, Matt; Lewis, Seth C. 2015. Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation. Routledge. 232 pages. ISBN: 9781138017849.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle; Stavelin, Eirik. 2014. The Methodology of Online News Analysis: A Quantitative Approach to Ephemeral Media. 21, pages 475-497. In:
    • Darling-Wolf, Fabienne. 2014. The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies: v. 7: Research Methods in Media Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. 682 pages. ISBN: 978-1-118-73357-8.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2013. The Meaning and Function of Journalistic Ideology. Chapter 9, pages 135-146. In:
    • Trivundza, Ilija Tomanic. 2013. Past, Future and Change: Contemporary Analysis of Evolving Media Scapes. 396 pages. ISBN: 978-961-235-639-2.
  • Eide, Martin; Larsen, Leif Ove; Sjøvaag, Helle. 2012. Nytt, brett, nett. Journalsitikk i forandring. 1, pages 11-21. In:
    • Eide, Martin; Larsen, Leif Ove; Sjøvaag, Helle. 2012. Nytt på nett og brett. Journalistikk i forandring. Universitetsforlaget. 326 pages. ISBN: 978-82-15-02074-7.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2012. Journalistisk ideologi: Profesjonsgrenser under press. Kapittel 5, pages 70-84. In:
    • Eide, Martin; Larsen, Leif Ove; Sjøvaag, Helle. 2012. Nytt på nett og brett. Journalistikk i forandring. Universitetsforlaget. 326 pages. ISBN: 978-82-15-02074-7.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2011. Amateur Images and Journalistic Authority. Kapittel 4, pages 79-95. In:
    • Andén-Papadopoulos, Kari; Pantti, Mervi. 2011. Amateur images and global news. Intellect Ltd.. 213 pages. ISBN: 9781841504209.
  • Bridge, John; Sjøvaag, Helle. 2010. Amateur images in the professional news stream. Kapittel 8, pages 101-112. In:
    • Gripsrud, Jostein. 2010. Relocating television : television in the digital context. Routledge. 275 pages. ISBN: 978-0-415-56452-6.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2010. Samfunnskontraktens opphav og ideologiske funksjon. Kapittel 2, pages 36-48. In:
    • Roppen, Johann; Allern, Sigurd. 2010. Journalistikkens samfunnsoppdrag. IJ-forlaget. 264 pages. ISBN: 978-82-7147-346-4.
  • Sjøvaag, Helle. 2009. Objektivitetens slagmark: Krigsjournalistiske nyorienteringer. Kapittel 11, pages 240-265. In:
    • Eide, Martin. 2009. Journalistiske nyorienteringer. Scandinavian Academic Press. 315 pages. ISBN: 978-82-304-0046-3.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

ARTICLES:

Sjøvaag, Helle & Karlsson, Michael (2016) “Rethinking Research Methods for Digital Journalism Studies”, in Franklin, Bob & Eldridge II, Scott (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies, London: Routledge.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2016) “Media Diversity and the Global Superplayers: Operationalising Pluralism for a Digital media Market”, Journal of Media Business Studies, DOI 10.1080/16522354.2016.1210435.

Larsson, Anders Olof; Sjøvaag, Helle; Karlsson, Michael; Stavelin, Eirik & Moe, Hallvard (2016) “Sampling Liquid Journalism”, in Witschge, Tamara; Anderson, C.W.; Domingo, David & Hermida, Alfred (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism. Part IV Research Strategies, Chapter 33.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2016) "Reorientations in Print and Online News", in Eide, Martin; Sjøvaag, Helle & Larsen, Leif Ove (eds.) Journalism Re-examined. Digital Challenges and Professional Reorientations. Lessons from Northern Europe. Bristol: Intellect, 105-122.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2016) “Politikk, økonomi og teknologi: Journalistikkens endrede rammebetingelser”, Nordicom Information, 38 (1), pp. 20-24.

Karlsson, Michael & Sjøvaag, Helle (2015) “Content Analysis and Online News: Epistemologies of Analyzing the Ephemeral Web”, Digital Journalism, DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2015.1096619

Sjøvaag, Helle (2015) “The Emergence of Metropolitan News: Shifting Concepts of Localism in Norwegian Regional Newspapers”, Nordicom Review, 36 (2), pp. 17-32. DOI: 10.1515/nor-2015-0012.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2015) “Hard News/Soft News: The Hierarchy of Genres and the Boundaries of the Profession, in Carlson, Matt & Lewis, Seth (eds.) Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation, New York: Routledge, pp. 101-117.

Sjøvaag, Helle; Stavelin, Eirik & Moe, Hallvard (2015) "Continuity and Change in Public Service News Online: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation", Journalism Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2015.1022204.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2015) “Introducing the Paywall: A Case Study of Content Changes in Three Online Newspapers", Journalism Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2015.1017595.

Kvalheim, Nina & Sjøvaag, Helle (2015) "Trouble in the Markets: Differentiation in the Norwegian Financial News Landscape", in Murdock, Graham & Gripsrud, Jostein (eds.) Money Talks: Media, Markets, Crisis, Intellect: London, pp. 113-130.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2014) "Homogenisation or Differentiation? The Effects of Consolidation in the Regional Newspaper Market", Journalism Studies, DOI: 10.1018/1461670X.2014.885275

 

Sjøvaag, Helle (2014) “The Principles of Regulation and the Assumption of Media Effects”, Journal of Media Business Studies, Special Issue on Nordic media policy, 11 (1).

Sjøvaag, Helle & Stavelin, Eirik (2014) “The Methodology of Online News Analysis: A Quantitative Approach to Ephemeral Media”, in Darling-Wolf, Fabienne (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies: Research Methods in Media Studies, Volume 7, Blackwell, pp. 475-497.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2013) “Journalistic Autonomy: Between Structure, Agency and Institutions”, Nordicom Review, Vol. 34, Special issue: New Nordic Journalism Research, pp. 155-166.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2013) “The Meaning and Function of Journalistic Ideology”, in Trivundža, Ilija Tomanić et al (eds.) Past, Future and Change: Contemporary Analysis of Evolving Media Scapes, University of Ljubljana Press: Ljubljana, pp. 135-146.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2012) “Journalistisk ideology: Profesjonsgrenser under press” [“Journalistic Ideology: Professional Boundaries under Pressure”], in Eide, Martin; Larsen, Leif Ove & Sjøvaag, Helle (eds). Nytt på nett og brett: Journalistikk i forandring [Journalism in Transition], Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2012) “Revenue and Branding Strategy in the Norwegian News Market: The Case of TV 2 News Channel”, Nordicom Review, 33 (1), pp. 53-66.

Sjøvaag, Helle & Stavelin, Eirik (2012) “Web Media and the Quantitative Content Analysis: Methodological Challenges in Measuring Online News Content”, Convergence, First published 7 February, DOI: 10.1177/1354856511429641.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2011) “Amateur Images and Journalistic Authority”, in Pantti, Mervi & Andén-Papadopoulos, Kari (eds.) Amateur Images and Global News, Britol, UK: Intellect.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2011) “Regulating Commercial Public Service Broadcasting: A Case Study of the Marketization of Norwegian Media Policy”, International Journal of Cultural Policy. First published 31 May 2011, iFirst, DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2011.573851 

Sjøvaag, Helle, Moe, Hallvard & Stavelin, Eirik (2011) “Public Service News on the Web: A Large-Scale Content Analysis of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s Online News”, Journalism Studies, 13 (1), First published 18 May 2011, iFirst, DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2011.578940. 

Sjøvaag, Helle (2010) “Samfunnskontraktens opphav og ideologiske funksjon”, in Roppen, Johann & Allern, Sigurd (red.) Journalistikkens samfunnsoppdrag, Oslo: Høyskoleforlaget.

Elgesem, Dag; Hallvard Moe; Helle Sjøvaag; Eirik Stavelin; Maren Agdestein; Joachim Laberg; Linn Lorgen; og Gyri S. Losnegaard (2010) NRKs nyhetestilbud på Internett i 2009, Bergen: Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap

Bridge, John & Sjøvaag, Helle (2010) “Amateur Images in the Professional News Stream”, in Gripsrud, Jostein (ed.) Relocating Television, London: Routledge

Sjøvaag, Helle(2010) "The Reciprocity of Journalism's Social Contract: The political-philosophical foundations of journalistic ideology", Journalism Studies, 11 (6), 874-888.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2009) “Objektivitetens slagmark: Krigsjournalistiske nyorienteringer” [“War Journalistic Reorientations”], in Eide, Martin (ed.) (2009) Journalistiske Nyorienteringer [Journalistic Reorientations], Scandinavian Academic Press, Oslo.

Moe, Hallvard & Sjøvaag, Helle (2009) "The Challenges of Comparing Media Systems - An Interview with Daniel C. Hallin". Journal of Global Mass Communication, 1 (3-4), 132-141

Sjøvaag, Helle; Moe, Hallvard (2009) "From Fermentation to Maturity? Reflections on Media and Communication Studies. An Interview with Todd Gitlin, Jostein Gripsrud & Michael Schudson". International Journal of Communication 2009 ;Volum 3. s. 130-139

Sjøvaag, Helle (2008) "War and Media: Interview with Daniel C. Hallin". Vox Publica [Internett] 02.01.2008

Sjøvaag, Helle (2006)"Det problematiske engasjement: Journalister i yrkesideologiens gråsoner". Replikk : tidsskrift for human- og samfunnsvitenskap 2006 (21) s. 70-77

CONFERENCE PAPERS:

Sjøvaag, Helle (2015) What to Study when Studying Media Diversity? European Symposium on Media Policy, Oslo 20 November.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2015) What is News Diversity? NordMedia15, Copenhagen, 14-16 August.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2015) Introducing the Paywall: A Case Study of Content Changes in Four Online Newspapers, ICA 2015, San Juan 21-25 mai.

w/ Eirik Stavelin & Hallvard Moe, The Normalization of Public Service News on the Web: A longitudinal big data analysis of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s online news, ICA 2015, San Juan 21-25 mai.

w/ Torgeir Uberg Nærland, Erik Knudsen & Brita Ytre-Arne, Mediating the Nordic Welfare Model: An External View of Factors Influencing Public Perception, ICA 2015, San Juan 21-25 mai.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2015) Free Versus Fee: Comparing Paid Content in Four Online Newspapers, High-density Poster, Re-Inventing Journalism, Winterthur, 5-6 Februar.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2015) Does Journalism Innovation follow from Journalism Crisis?, Interactive Workshop, Re-Inventing Journalism, Winterthur, 5-6 Februar.

Stavelin, Eirik; Moe, Hallvard & Sjøvaag, Helle (2014) The Transformation of Public Service News on the Web: A Longitudinal Large-Scale Content Analysis of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s Online News, ECREA, Lisboa, 12-15 november.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2014) Pre- and Post-Paywall Content Strategies in Schibsted’s Regional Newspapers, ECREA, Lisboa, 12-15 november.

Karlsson, Michael & Sjøvaag, Helle (2014) From Content Analysis to Information Processing: Challenges and Solutions to Quantitative Content Analysis of Online Media, ECREA, Lisboa, 12-15 november.

Sjøvaag, Helle; Stavelin, Eirik & Moe, Hallvard (2014) The Transformation of Public Service News on the Web: A Longitudinal Large-Scale Content Analysis of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s Online News, Medieforskerkonferansen, Multiplattform-medier, Trondheim 23-24 oktober.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2014), Paywall Up! Behind the Wall at Schibsted’s Regional Newspapers, Medieforskerkonferansen, Massemedias struktur og økonomi, Trondheim 23-24 oktober.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2014) Homogenization or Differentiation? The Effects of Consolidation in the Regional Newspaper Market, ICA, Seattle 22-25 mai.

Stavelin, Eirik, Sjøvaag, Helle & Moe, Hallvard (2014) Big Data Analysis of Public Service Broadcasting: Problems and Solutions in Longitudinal Semi-Automatic Analysis of Online News, ICA, Seattle 22-25 mai.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2014) "Localism in Print and Online News: A Comparison of Chain Newspapers across Regional Markets", Local Journalism around the World, Reuters Institute, Oxford University, 27-28 February, Oxford.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2013) “The Effect of Ownership on Content: Schibsted and the Consolidating Newspaper Market in Norway”, The Future of Journalism 12-13 September 2013, Cardiff.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2013) “The Principles of Regulation and the Assumption of Media Effects”, Nordmedia, HiOA, Oslo 8-11 august.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2013) “Journalistic Autonomy: Between Structure, Norms and Institutions”, in Allern, Sigurd, Nordic Network Seminar, 29-30 May, Stockholm.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2012) The Premium Market as a Structuring Factor in the Television Sector: Exclusive Football Rights and Media Ownership in the Nordic Region, European Communication Conference, ECC12, ECREA, Istanbul 24-27 October 2012.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2012) The Effects of Ownership on Content: Schibsted and the Regional Newspaper Market, Norsk Medieforskerkonferanse, Kristiansand 18-19 October 2012.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2012) The Impact of Structural Shifts on Journalism: Newspaper Consolidation in the Scandinavian Media Landscape, Matters of Journalism: Understanding Professional Challenges and Dilemmas, University of Gdansk, Poland, 14-15 September 2012.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2011) Shifting Business Models and Journalism’s Professional Ideology, The Future of Journalism Conference 2011, Cardiff University, UK, 8-9 September 2011.

Sjøvaag, Helle (2011) Journalistic Ideology and Professional Boundary Work: Shifting Business Models and the Role of the Classic News Ideals, NordMedia 2011, Akureyri, Iceland, 11-13 August 2011.

Sjøvaag, Helle; Moe, Hallvard and Stavelin, Eirik (2011) "Public Service News on the Web: A Large-Scale Content Analysis of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s Online News", International Communication Association annual conference, ICA, Boston, USA, 25-30 May 2011

Sjøvaag, Helle (2010) "User-Generated Content and Journalistic Authority: Amateur Images and Narrative Strategies in Terror Coverage", The Sociology of Journalism: Traditions and New Perspectives, Master Class, FMKJ, University of Copenhagen 17-18 November 2010

Sjøvaag, Helle (2010) “The Value of Being Public Service: Commercial Public Service Broadcasting and the Case of TV 2 in Norway”, European Communication Conference, ECREA, Hamburg 12-15. October 2010

Sjøvaag, Helle (2010) "The News Channel and the Digital News Market: The Future Revenues of Broadcast Journalism", Journalism’s Next Top Model Conference, University of Westminster, London. 08.06.10

Sjøvaag, Helle (2009) "Legitimacy as News Market Strategy: TV 2 News Channel’s Ideological Narrative", The 19th Nordic Conference for Media and Communication Research, Karlstad, Sweden, 13.08.09 - 15.08.09

Sjøvaag, Helle (& John Bridge) (2009) "Amateur Images in the Professional News Stream". Top Paper Award, ICA International Communication Association Conference, Chicago, 21.05.09 - 24.05.09

Sjøvaag, Helle (2008)"The Social Contract and the Reciprocity of Contractual Obligations". ECREA European Communication Conference, Barcelona, 25-28.11. 2008

Sjøvaag, Helle. (2008)"Journalism and the Social Contract: The Fourth Estate and the Reciprocity of Contractual Obligations". 13. Medieforskerkonferanse; 30-31.10 2008

Sjøvaag, Helle; Bridge, John. (2008)"From Professional to Amateur: Digital Images and the Logic of the News Narrative". Television and the Digital Public Sphere; 22-24.10

 

Master Thesis: "Attached or Detached? Subjective Methods in War Journalism".

Research area: News, journalism, new media, news market, media structures, ownership, television, newspapers, online media, media regulation.

Sjøvaag is leader of the project "Diversity in the Norwegian News Media Landscape: A Hybrid Method for Evaluating Media Policy”, funded by det Research Council of NorwayThe 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. The data will comprise in excess of 150 newspapers published across the country, and will include radio and television broadcasting. The project will result in analyses of diversity levels in the Norwegian news market across ownership structures, publication platforms and regions and involves content, agenda setting mechanisms and sources and voices present in the news. 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.

Project in site Norwegian.

The Journalism Research Group

The Media, ICT and Cultural Policy Research Group