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I am professor of media studies, researching media in society and everyday life. My most important research interests are media use, citizenship, social media, news consumption, digital disconnection, gender and the public sphere. I work primarily with qualitative methods.

My current projects are MeCIn, on media use and public connection in Norway, and Digitox, on intrusive media, ambivalent users and digital detox. As sub-project leader I have been in charge of a comprehensive qualitative project with in-depth interviews and media diaries. In this article (Open Access) we discuss the ideal of the informed citizen in the digital age.

I was co-director of CEDAR - Consortium on Emerging Directions in Audience Research (2014-2017), an European network and research project that conducted a foresight analysis of audience research. Read more in our new book The Future of Audiences, or read our agenda for future research priorities (Open Access).

I lead Bergen Media Studies Research Group at our department, together with my colleague Hallvard Moe.

Ytre-Arne, Brita, Trine Syvertsen, Hallvard Moe and Faltin Karlsen (forthcoming) Temporal ambivalences in smartphone use: Conflicting flows, conflicting responsibilities. New Media & Society.

Moe, Hallvard, Brita Ytre-Arne and Torgeir Nærland (2019) Between ritual and information: Norwegian news audiences’ sense-making of the 2016 election of Donald Trump. Journalism. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884919883103

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2019) Media use in changing everyday life: How biographical disruption could destabilize media repertoires and public connection, European Journal of Communication 34(5): 488-502 https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323119869112

Ytre-Arne, B. & H. Moe (2018) Approximately informed, occasionally monitorial? Reconsidering citizen ideals, International Journal of Press/ Politics 23(2): 227-246. https://doi.org/10.1177/1940161218771903

Das, Ranjana and Brita Ytre-Arne (eds.) (2018) The Future of Audiences: A Foresight Analysis of Interfaces and Engagements. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ytre-Arne, Brita and Ranjana Das (2018) "An Agenda in the Interest of Audiences: Facing the Challenges of Intrusive Media Technologies", Television & New Media.

Das, Ranjana and Brita Ytre-Arne (2017): “Critical, Agentic and Trans-media: Frameworks and findings from a foresight analysis on audiences”, European Journal of Communication, 32(6): 535-551.

Ytre-Arne, Brita, Jan Fredrik Hovden, Hallvard Moe, Torgeir Uberg Nærland, Hilde Sakariassen og Ingrid Aarseth Johannesen (2017) Mediebruk og offentlig tilknytning. Rapport. Bergen: Universitetet i Bergen.

Christensen, Dag Arne, Tord Skogedal Lindén, Brita Ytre-Arne and Jacob Aars (red.) (2017): Tjenestedemokratiet. Velferdsstaten som arena for deltakelse. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Danielsen, Hilde, Kari Jegerstedt, Ragnhild Muriaas and Brita Ytre-Arne (eds) (2016): Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Das, Ranjana and Brita Ytre-Arne (2016): "After the excitement. An introduction to the work of CEDAR", Participations 13(1).

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2016): "Illness, identity, and participation. The social media experiences of long-term patients", Nordicom Review.

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2016): “Blogs, books and journalism: Media platform interactions in public debate”, in Martin Eide, Leif Ove Larsen and Helle Sjøvaag (ed.) The Journalistic Institution Re-Examined. Intellect.

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2015): “Mammaforum som politisk debattarena – En analyse av nettdebatt om velferdsstaten”, Norsk medietidsskrift 1/2015.

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2013): “Changing magazine journalism: Key trends in Norwegian women’s magazines”, Nordicom Review.

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2013): “’Vi er altsaa dog allerede midt ude i det offentlige Liv’. Medieomtale av kvinnestemmerett 1890-1913”, Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning 3-4-2013.

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2012): "Positioning the self. Identity and women's magazine reading", Feminist Media Studies, iFirst 2012

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2012): Women’s magazines and their readers: Experiences, identity and everyday life. PhD thesis. Bergen: Universitetet i Bergen.

Madsen, Ole Jacob and Brita Ytre-Arne (2012): “Me at My Best: Therapeutic Ideals in Norwegian Women's Magazines”, Communication, Culture & Critique vol. 5(1): 20-37.

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2011): ”Et eget rom? Lesernes erfaringer med kvinneblader”, Sosiologisk tidsskrift vol. 19(3): 237-258.

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2011): “Women’s magazines and their readers: The relationship between textual features and practices of reading”, European Journal of Cultural Studies 14(2): 213-228.

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2011): “’I want to hold it in my hands’: Readers’ experiences of the phenomenological differences between women’s magazines online and in print”, Media, Culture & Society 33(3): 467-477.

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2011): “Women’s magazines and the public sphere”, European Journal of Communication vol. 26(3): 247-261.

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2009): ”Personlig og politisk. Samfunns- og aktualitetsjournalistikk i magasiner og ukeblader” in Martin Eide (ed.) Journalistiske nyorienteringer. Oslo: Spartacus.

Ytre-Arne, Brita og Helland, Knut (2007): ”Fotballavtalen, journalistikk og presseetikk. En analyse av TV 2 og ’fotballproduktet’” i Norsk medietidsskrift nr 2/2007.

Helland, Knut og Ytre-Arne, Brita (2007): Sport, attraksjon og journalistikk. Om sportsrettigheter og publisistiske idealer. Utredning for Norsk journalistlag.

Solberg, Harry Arne, Knut Helland and Brita Ytre-Arne (2007): ”Integration between broadcasters and transmission companies in sports broadcasting” in Simon Chadwick og Dave Arthur (ed.) International Cases in the Business of Sport. Oxford: Elsevier.

Ytre-Arne, Brita (2006): Sportsrettigheter og kringkasting. En analyse av TV 2s fotballsatsing. Master thesis, Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap, UiB.

"Digitox: Intrusive media, ambivalent users, and digital detox". Research project (2019-2023) led by Trine Syvertsen, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

"Media Use, Culture and Public Connection: Freedom of Information in the 'Age of Big Data'". Research project (2015-2018) led by Hallvard Moe, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

"Consortium on Emerging Directions in Audience Research". Consortium (2014-2017) led by Ranjana Das (University of Surrey) and Brita Ytre-Arne, funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.