The Media, ICT and Cultural Policy Research Group (MIC) holds regular seminars, collaborates on projects and coordinates teaching and supervision of master students in the area. What primarily unites the research interests of the groups' members is the policy aspect of media, culture and information technologies. Interests range from the field of the arts and film, television and radio and the magazine business. Activities have included seminars on changes in the publishing business, on media regulation in the digital era, on social media and the freedom of speech and on the relationship between music and the public sphere. In 2013, a subgroup was formed with the intention of writing the history of the Norwegian public sphere. This project received funding from the Fritt Ord (Freedom of Speech Foundation) in March 2014.