Bergen Media Use Research Group

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Collage av mediebruk: Smarttelefon, kinopublikum, tv-titting og dataspilling

Bergen Media Use Research Group is part of the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, and is led by Hallvard Moe and Brita Ytre-Arne. The group researches how people use media - as audiences, users and citizens, and how they relate to each other and to society through media.

ERC Consolidator Grant
Hallvard Moe

ERC Grant for new research project

How prepared are we to get correct information and be engaged when it is needed? Media professor Hallvard Moe has been awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to better understand citizen’s ability to get information and be engaged in democracy.

Digital journalism

Special issue in Digital Journalism: Advancing the Audience Turn in Journalism

Special issue in Digital Journalism: Advancing the Audience Turn in Journalism features articles from professor II Irene Costera Meijer, and professors Hallvard Moe and Brita Ytre-Arne

Maria Faust

Visiting scholar Maria Faust at the Bergen Media Use Research Group

Maria Faust, a doctoral candidate from University of Leipzig, visits the Media Use Research Group in March

Rune Søholt

New PhD candidate at NORCE

Rune Søholt has started as a PhD candidate at the Media Poverty research project at NORCE lead by Torgeir Uberg Nærland.

New Publications

Understanding digital disconnection beyond media studies (2021) - Hallvard Moe and Ole Jacob Madsen

Privacy, energy, time and moments stolen: Social media experiences pushing towards disconnection (2021) - Trine Syvertsen and Brita Ytre-Arne

Towards responsible media recommendation (2021) - Mehdi Elahi, Dietmar Jannach, Lars Skjærven, Erik Knudsen et al. 

Women's emotion work on Facebook: Strategic use of emotions in public discourse (2021) - Hilde Sakariassen

Towards a critical understanding of data visualisation in democracy: a deliberative systems approach (2021) - Torgeir Uberg Nærland and Martin Engebretsen 

Why so quiet? Exploring inhibition in digital public spaces (2021) - Hilde Sakariassen and Irene Costera Meijer

Advancing digital disconnection research: Introduction to the special issue (2021) - Stine Lomborg and Brita Ytre-Arne

Doomscrolling, Monitoring and Avoiding: News Use in COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown (2021) - Brita Ytre-Arne and Hallvard Moe

Intrusive media and knowledge work: how knowledge workers negotiate digital media norms in the pursuit of focused work (2021) - Faltin Karlsen and Brita Ytre-Arne

Nordic journalists’ conceptual roles and perceived influences - A European and inter-Nordic comparison (2021) - Jan Fredrik Hovden and Jari Väliverronen

Class and everyday media use: A case study from Norway (2021) - Jan Fredrik Hovden and Lennart Rosenlund

Offentlighetens livsstiler: Om deltagere og tilskuere i norske medieoffentligheten (2021) - Jan Fredrik Hovden

Dårlige borgere? Arbeidsklassen i den moderne offentligheten (2021) - Jan Fredrik Hovden

How the public understands news media trust: An open-ended approach (2021) - Erik Knudsen, Stefan Dahlberg, Magnus Iversen, Mikeal Johannesson and Silje Nygaard 

Hostility online: Flaming, trolling, and the public debate (2021) - Ida Vikøren Andersen

The Democratic Significance of Everyday News Use: Using Diaries to Understand Public Connection over Time and beyond Journalism (2021) - Hallvard Moe and Brita Ytre-Arne

From Wanderers to Strangers. The shifting space of Scandinavian immigration debate 1970–2016 (2020) - Jan Fredrik Hovden

Instead of the deliberative debate: How the principle of expression plays out in the news-generated Facebook discussion. (2020) - Ida V. Andersen

Temporal ambivalences in smartphone use: Conflicting flows, conflicting responsibilities (2020) - Brita Ytre-Arne, Trine Syvertsen, Hallvard Moe and Faltin Karlsen

A digital public sphere: Just in theory or a perceived reality for users of social network sites? (2020) - Hilde Sakariassen

Affective Polarization in Multiparty Systems? Comparing Affective Polarization Towards Voters and Parties in Norway and the United States (2020) - Erik Knudsen 

Disentangling the Influence of Recommender Attributes and News-Story Attributes: A Conjoint Experiment on Exposure and Sharing Decisions on Social Networking Sites (2020) - Mikael Poul Johannesson and Erik Knudsen  

Audiences’ Communicative Agency in a Datafied Age: Interpretative, Relational and Increasingly Prospective (2020) - Brita Ytre-Arne and Ranjana Das

Enabling Cultural Policies? Culture, Capabilities and Citizenship (2020) - Torgeir U. Nærland, Jan Fredrik Hovden and Hallvard Moe

Methods for datafication, datafication of methods (2020) - Stine Lomborg, Lina Dencik and Hallvard Moe

Deliberative Systems Theory and Citizens’ Use of Online Media (2020) - Cathrine Holst and Hallvard Moe