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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.

The department also hosts

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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.

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Silje Kristiansen in Momentum-program

Our associate professor Silje Kristiansen got accepted into UiB's career development program Momentum for 2023!

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How was the Covid-19 pandemic was communicated?

Media researchers from the Nordic countries comparing and sharing experiences for their research of how the Covid-19 pandemic was communicated and managed in the different countries.

Research Council of Norway

Receives millions for project about masculinity and gaming

Professor Kristine Jørgensen and the Department of Information Science and Media Studies receives NOK 12 million from the Research Council of Norway to do research on men's subjective experiences of games as a gendered arena and thereby create better insight into how men experience the increased...

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.

Published books and articles

Ways of Seeing in the Neoliberal State -  Asbjørn Grønstad

The Palgrave Handbook of Image Studies - contribution by Asbjørn Grønstad and Øyvind Vågnes

Kingdom of Nokia - How a Nation Served the Needs of One Company (2021) - Carl-Gustav Lindén

Silicon Valley och makten över medierna (2020) - Carl-Gustav Lindén

Rethinking Art and Visual Culture - The Poetics of Opacity (2020) - Asbjørn Grønstad

"Sport and National Culture in Swedish Film”, i boken Sport, Film and National Culture (2021) – Peter Dahlén

Immersuve Journalism as Storytelling - Ethics, Production and Design (2020) - Turo Uskali, Astrid Gynnild, Sarah Jones, Esa Sirkkunen

Informerte borgere? (2020) - Hallvard Moe, Jan Fredrik Hovden, Brita Ytre-Arne, Tine U. Figenschou, Torgeir U. Nærland, Hilde Sakariassen og Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud

Meir på nynorsk til fleire (2019) - Martin Eide

Komme til orde (2019) - Anders Johansen

Invisibility in Visual and Material Culture (2019) - Asbjørn Grønstad and Øyvind Vågenes

Intervju med MIT scholar og MacArthur Fellow Lisa Parks i Journal of Visual Culture (2019) - Asbjørn Grønstad and Øyvind Vågnes

Transgression in Games and Play (2019) - Kristine Jørgensen and Faltin Karlsen (eds.)

"The Aesthetic Imaginary and the Case of Ernie Gehr" - Asbjørn Grønstad (first chapter in "Emerging Aesthetic Imaginaries")

The Two Unwatchables (2019), i boken "Unwatchable" - Asbjørn Grønstad

Norsk kriminaljournalistikk etter 2000 - En vegg av krim (2019) - Lars Arve Røssland