MUCS - Media use in crisis situations

Media Use in Crisis Situations project has started

The new project “Media Use in Crisis Situations: Resolving Information Paradoxes, Comparing Climate Change and the COVID-19 Pandemic” has started.

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The project studies media use amongst Norwegian citizens in relation to two complex societal crisis situations: the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. Through innovative qualitative methods and an interdisciplinary approach, the project wishes to resolve paradoxes in the communication of crisis in digital societies.

Project leader Brita Ytre-Arne (Department of Information Science and Media Studies) and Hallvard Moe (Department of Information Science and Media Studies) have been active in panel discussions and presenting the ongoing work associated with the MUCS project. Ytre-Arne participated in panel discussions at the NordMedia Conference and the ECREA Communication Conference, and Moe and Ytre-Arne presented conference papers at NordMedia and ECREA conferences. 

Ytre-Arne and Moe’s paper “Doomscrolling, Monitoring and Avoiding: News Use in COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown” was published in Journalism Studies. The article was part of the ongoing Digital disconnection project, in association with the University of Oslo. More information about the Digital disconnection project can be found at the project website.  

The project received funding SAMRISK - Programme for Societal Security and Safety, which is under The Research Council of Norway's portfolio board for Democracy, governance and renewal.