New PhD student

PhD project on public connection

Solveig Høegh-Krohn joins the PREPARE research team to study people's connection to public sphere in rural Norway.

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Özlem Demirkol Tønnesen

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This project will focus on how people in rural areas in Norway perceive and use media, and what that means for their ability to connect, engage and interact with the public sphere. Her project will form part of a portfolio of sub-projects that lay the foundation for the theory-building work in PREPARE.

Solveig has a masters in media studies and has worked as a journalist in several local news papers. For the past year, she has been working as a researcher in the MUCS project lead by professor Brita Ytre-Arne. In MUCS she interviewed people in rural and urban areas on the weast coast of Norway, researching how they use media and news in their everyday lives, and analyzing the way they perceive crisis stories such as the pandemic, the war in Ukraine or the climate crisis.

Solveig joined the project on September 1st, and will be working on her ph.d project and teaching at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies until autumn 2027.