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Ole J. Mjøs

Professor, and Academic Director, UiB's research and educational programmes in Media City Bergen
  • E-mailOle.Mjos@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 41 26+47 416 82 178
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckelsgt. 6
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

Ole J. Mjøs is Professor in Media Studies at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway. He specializes in the fields of international communication and global media. See www.olejmjos.org

Ole is the author of Media Globalization and the Discovery Channel Networks (Routledge, 2010), and Music, Social Media and Global Mobility, also published by Routledge (2012). He is co-author of The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Digital Era (2014, University of Michigan Press), and is currently working on his next book An Introduction to Global Media (under contract to Palgrave Macmillan). Ole’s work has appeared in journals such as Media, Culture and Society, First Monday, and International Communication Gazette, and he has presented his work at conferences in the US, UK, France, Singapore, Iceland, Portugal and Germany.

Ole has been a visiting researcher at the Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University, UK, http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/centres/cemore/cemorepeople.htm. and was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA, http://www.global.asc.upenn.edu/about-cgcs/cgcs-people/past-visiting-scholars/

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, in 2007, and an MA in Transnational Communications and the Global Media, Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2003.

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

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