Ole J. Mjøs is Professor in Media Studies at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway. He specializes in the fields of international communication and global media.
Ole is currently working on his next book An Introduction to Global Media (under contract to Palgrave Macmillan). He is the author of Media Globalization and the Discovery Channel Networks (Routledge, 2010) and Music, Social Media and Global Mobility, also published by Routledge (2012), and co-author of The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Digital Era (2014, University of Michigan Press). 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, including ICA, 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.
- 2014. The Media Welfare State. Nordic Media in the Digital Era. University of Michigan Press. 156 sider. ISBN: 978-0-472-05215-8.
- 2011. Music, Social Media and Global Mobility. Routledge. 178 sider. ISBN: 978-0-415-88274-3.
- 2010. Media globalization and the discovery channel networks. Routledge. 224 sider. ISBN: 978-0-415-99246-6.
- 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. 43: 601-623. doi: 10.1080/03468755.2018.1474023
- 2015. International communication and global media: continuety of critical concerns. Communication Research and Practice. 1: 267-274. doi: DOI:10.1080/22041451.2015.1079158
- 2014. The functions of buzzwords: A comparison of 'Web 2.0' and 'telematics'. First Monday. 19. Publisert 2014-12-01. doi: 10.5210/fm.v19i12.4896
- 2011. Marriage of convenience? Public service broadcasters’ cross-national partnerships in factual television. International Communication Gazette. 73: 181-197. doi: 10.1177/1748048510393652
- 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. 32: 1031-1042. doi: 10.1177/0163443710380313
- 2016. The Icelandic Public Service Broadcaster RÚV’s Teletext Service Textavarpið and Media Change. 8, sider 151-166. I:
- 2016. Teletext in Europe: From the Analog to the Digital Era. Nordicom. 250 sider. ISBN: 978-91-87957-20-8.
- 2016. The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in Times of Change. chapter 2, sider 19-26. I:
- 2016. Freedom of Expression and Media in Transition. Studies and Reflections in the Digital Age. Nordicom. 199 sider. ISBN: 978-91-87957-22-2.
- 2013. The arm's length principle in Nordic public broadcasting regulation. Kapittelnummer 4, sider 75-92. I:
- 2013. Public service media from a Nordic horizon : politics, markets, programming and users. Nordicom. 177 sider. ISBN: 978-91-89471-85-6.
- 2010. News corporation’s MySpace.com and the digital challenges to audiovisual regulations. 4, sider 69-82. I:
- 2010. The digital public sphere : challenges for media policy. Nordicom. 180 sider. ISBN: 978-91-86523-02-2.