Journalism studies

The Journalism Studies group is large, versatile and active. We currently have 20 members, of which five are PhD candidates. Journalism Studies is also home to the sub-group Media and Sports.

The research group holds regular seminars, is involved in teaching in the bachelor programmes both for journalism and media studies, holds master courses and supervises PhD candidates. 

During 2010 the group launched the project Journalistic Reorientations, a 4-year project funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Project leader is professor Martin Eide.

Research areas

The research group investigates journalism across media and journalism's social and historical perspectives, popular journalistic forms, journalistic ethics, journalism's role in society; online journalism, journalistic work processes, as well as reorientation in journalism in general. In addition journalism research focuses on various journalistic genres: sports journalism, culture, journalism, magazine journalism, crime reporting, health journalism and war journalism.

Upcoming lectures


Tuesday, 29th october  12.15-14.00 pm, room 614 i 6th floor.

Balancing with values: understanding the change of cultural journalism in Finland in 1978-2008  

Maarit Jaakola, lecturer in Journalism at the School of Communication, Media and Theatre, University of Tampere, Finland. Seminaret foregår på engelsk

Tuesday, 12th november  12.15-14.00 pm, room 548  i 5th floor.

Læser-deltagelse i netavisernes nyhedsproduktion.

Aske Søndergaard Kammer, ekstern lecturer at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at University og Copenhagen, Denmark.

All lectures are open for everyone whos interested.


contact: Anja Salzmann


Journalistic Reorientations

Journalistiske nyorientering is a research project founded by the Norwegian Research Council (NRC). The project investigates how the Internet impacts the roles and functions of journalism's normative foundations, its political economy, its professional practices, its democratic functions and its audiences.