MUCS - Media use in crisis situations

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MUCS (Media Use in Crisis Situations: Resolving Information Paradoxes, Comparing Climate Change and COVID-19) studies media use in complex societal crisis situations, comparing the pandemic and the climate crisis. The project is a collaboration between media studies, human geography and journalism studies. We analyze how people in Norway encounter these issues in everyday life and in the media, where information is abundant across digital platforms.

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Media use Research about the Covid-19 pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic much research has been carried out on how the pandemic has affected society. Here you will find an overview of publications related to media use and the pandemic, by the scholars in Bergen Media Use Research Group.

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Researcher Solveig Høegh-Krohn on her role and progress in the MUCS-project

Master`s graduate from the University of Bergen, Solveig Høegh-Krohn, on her role as researcher and the recent developments for the qualitative research conducted in the MUCS-project.

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The meaning of metrics in pandemic news experiences

In their latest article in the international top journal Journalism, John Magnus Ragnhildson Dahl and Brita Ytre-Arne explain the meaning of metrics in journalism during the COVID-19 pandemic, from an audience perspective.

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Why are We Acting Against the Pandemic, but Not Against the Climate Crisis?

“We must equip ourselves to understand how people react and take in information when something new, unknown, and dangerous hits us”, says professor Brita Ytre-Arne, head of the Norwegian-Danish interdisciplinary project Media Use in Crisis Situations (MUCS).