Ole J. Mjøs
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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 brand new MA course MEVI301: The Global Media Landscape Autumn 2023 (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 over 550 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.
- (2022). An Introduction to Global Media for the Twenty-First Century. Bloomsbury Academic.
- (2020). Research director, colleague, schoolmaster? Preferred and experienced supervising styles of PhD-Students at four faculties. UNIPED. 187-204.
- (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.
- (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.
- (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.
- (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.