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The Journalism Studies group is large, versatile and active.

We currently have 17 members, of which four are PhD candidates. Journalism Studies is also home to the sub-group Media and Sports.The memebers of the group are all involved in teaching in the bachelor programmes in both journalism and media studies. The researchers in the group holds regular seminars and holds master courses and supervises PhD candidates. 

Since the autumn of 2015 the group launched the ViSmedia project. Project leader is professor Astrid Gynnild.


The ViSmedia project investigates empirically, experimentally, and conceptually how the adoption and innovation of visual surveillance technologies in the news media might be optimized. The project is interdisciplinary, and the core group of researchers includes social scientists from Norway, Finland and USA.