Department of Information Science and Media Studies

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The Department of Information Science and Media Studies offers theoretical and practical studies in media, technology and information science, and has research and development projects funded by, among others, European Research Council, the Research Council of Norway and industry partners.

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Erik Knudsen Wants Media Researchers to Focus More on Thresholds

“What is missing in the selective exposure theory is the fact that most likely people are reading a lot of information that they don’t agree with. Which is why I am shifting the attention to that,” Erik Knudsen says.

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Infomedia signs memorandum of understanding

In the end of May Infomedia signed a memorandum of understanding with units at Dublin City University and Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City.


- Careful feeding the AI beast

- As long as we don't know more about how Big Tech use the information we share with them, we should be careful about feeding the AI technology with potentially sensitive material, writes experts from the department in an op-ed published in Medier24.

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A new network initiative on AI, media and democracy

The Junior Scholars Network on AI, Media and Democracy aims to connect and support junior scholars who are conducting research relating to the development and use of AI by media and potential impacts on democracy.

ERC Consolidator Grant
Hallvard Moe

ERC Grant for new research project

How prepared are we to get correct information and be engaged when it is needed? Media professor Hallvard Moe has been awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to better understand citizen’s ability to get information and be engaged in democracy.