• E-mailole.mjos@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 41 26+47 416 82 178
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckels gate 6
    Lauritz Meltzers hus
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

Ole J. Mjøs is Professor in Media Studies and author. He specializes in the fields of international communication and global media, focusing on the media and communications industries.

Ole convenes the new MA course MEVI301: The Global Media Landscape Autumn 2024 (in Norwegian).

He is currently working on a new research monograph, Schibsted: A Nordic Giant in A Global Context, contracted to Routledge's series Global Media Giants. 

His latest book is titled An Introduction to Global Media for the Twenty-First Century (Bloomsbury Academic, 2022). The book review in the European Journal of Communications states: "The book makes a strong contribution to the contemporary domain of knowledge on global media by drawing on a wide range of theoretical approaches to illustrate the diversity of media systems around the world." (25 August, 2023)

Ole is co-author of The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Digital Era (University of Michigan Press, 2014). The book review in the European Journal of Communications concludes: "The book will likely become a standard reference for researchers and students who work with media in this region, and that will be well-deserved." (8 February, 2016). The book has now around 600 citations according to Google Scholar.

He is also sole author of the research monographs Music, Social Media and Global Mobility (Routledge, 2012), and Media Globalization and the Discovery Channel Networks (Routledge, 2010). 

Ole’s work has appeared in journals such as Media, Culture and Society, First Monday, International Communication Gazette, and Communication Research and Practice and he presents his work at international conferences regularly. He is member of the international advisory board of the journal Global Media and Communication.

He has been a visiting researcher at the Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University, UK, and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

His previous practical experience in the media and creative sector includes work in television documentary production, and contributions on many records within the wide genre of electronic music.

Ole received his PhD in Media and Communications from University of Westminster, UK, and an MA in Transnational Communications and the Global Media, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

  • Show author(s) (2022). An Introduction to Global Media for the Twenty-First Century. Bloomsbury Academic.
Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2020). Research director, colleague, schoolmaster? Preferred and experienced supervising styles of PhD-Students at four faculties. UNIPED. 187-204.
  • Show author(s) (2018). The welfare state and the media system: The role of media and communications in the evolution and transformation of Scandinavian welfare states. Scandinavian Journal of History. 601-623.
  • Show author(s) (2015). International communication and global media: continuety of critical concerns. Communication Research and Practice. 267-274.
  • Show author(s) (2014). The functions of buzzwords: A comparison of 'Web 2.0' and 'telematics'. First Monday.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Marriage of convenience? Public service broadcasters’ cross-national partnerships in factual television. International Communication Gazette. 181-197.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Writing a monograph and getting it published.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2013). The Media Welfare State: The Informational, Cultural and Democratic Safety Net of the Nordic Model?
  • Show author(s) (2013). The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Era of Globalization.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Global Social Media and the Challenge to European Audiovisual Regulatory Frameworks.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Defining and studying the relationship between media and globalization.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Social Media: New Spaces for Global Mobility?
  • Show author(s) (2011). Rethinking Localization in the Era of Global Social Media.
  • Show author(s) (2010). The Functions of Buzzwords: A Comparison of Web 2.0 and Telematics.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Music, Social Media, and Global Mobility.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Music, Social Media, and Global Mobility.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Discovery Channel and the Factual Television Genre: Using ‘the Spectacular’ to reach a global and local television audience.
  • Show author(s) (2010). The symbiosis of children’s television and merchandising: comparative perspectives on the Norwegian children’s television channel NRK Super and the global Disney Channel. Media, Culture and Society. 1031-1042.
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) (2014). The Media Welfare State. Nordic Media in the Digital Era.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Music, Social Media and Global Mobility. 7.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Media globalization and the discovery channel networks. 4.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2016). The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in Times of Change. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2013). The arm's length principle in Nordic public broadcasting regulation. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2010). News corporation’s MySpace.com and the digital challenges to audiovisual regulations. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2011). A Marriage of Convenience? European Public Broadcasters’ Cross-National Partnerships in Factual Television.
  • Show author(s) (2016). The Icelandic Public Service Broadcaster RÚV’s Teletext Service Textavarpið and Media Change. 151-166. In:
    • Show author(s) (2016). Teletext in Europe: From the Analog to the Digital Era. Nordicom.

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