Researching Media City Bergen
This autumn Assistant professor Ana Milojevic arrives from Belgrade to conduct research on the media-cluster Media City Bergen.
Privacy protection, data tracking, the media and the development of journalism education – will all be examined when Ana Milojevic joins the Department of Information and Media Studies at the University of Bergen. She has received EU funding for two years through a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF). Milojvic will join the Bergen Media Use Research Group.
Critical media research
Together with Professor Hallvard Moe, Milojevic will work on the project “Datafication, Media and Democracy: Transformation of news work in a datafied society”.
- The project is innovative and places itself at the forefront of research in the field, at the same time as it builds on a long tradition within critical media research, Moe says.
New knowledge about media use and media clusters
Milojevic will provide new knowledge of the way in which perceptions of media use change, as well as insight into how this becomes evident in a media cluster – in this respect Media City Bergen will itself be the research subject.
According to the project description, the resulting research-based knowledge will raise the level of debate about privacy protection, data tracking, the media and developments within journalism education. The project will also work towards achieving tools and practices that can benefit society as a whole, not just media organizations.
- Thematically, these are key issues for the research the department is focusing on through our work in the MediaFutures center, Hallvard Moe elaborates.
Milojevic’s DataMeDe-project will start in September 2020 and is planned to run for 24 months, until September 2022.