Under this domain my thoughts are law. You will find all my academic publications and popular science texts I have written from 1995 to this date. If you search well enough you will find my original technology theory.

Sound Media (2008)

The topic of Sound Media is how music recordings, radio braodcasts and muzak influences our everyday life, and introduces the many and varied creative techniques that has been developed that has been developed in the music business and journalism during the 19. century. The book starts in the present, and work itself backwards in the sound history to the 1870s.

Content and preface

Radioradio (2004)

Sound media in general and the radio in particular have been little heeded in media science. Radioradio was the first Norwegian introductory book with a broad approach to radio journalism when it was published in 2004. The authors Linda Eide and Lars Nyre explores the unique communicative qualities of the radio medium that differentiates it from both the printed press, television and film.

Content and preface (the book is in Norwegian)

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Sound studies is still tuning in

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‘If you got ears, you got to listen’ sang Captain Beefheart in 1980. His statement alludes to the immersive nature of sound, and its taken-for-grantedness, which may explain the relative lack of studies of sound in culture and the media. The emerging discipline of sound studies struggles to deal with the ephemeral acoustic culture in […]

What happens when I turn on the TV set?

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In a little known manuscript from 1998 Paddy Scannell asks some dumbfoundingly basic questions about the electronic media: ‘What happens when you turn on your television set? What is the meaning of television?’ The present article presents Scannell’s Heideggerian analysis of the act of turning on the TV set, and relates it to his other […]

soundTopic: Journalism

What does it mean to trust the media?

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Authors: Tereza Pavlíčková, Lars Nyre and Jelena Jurisic 1. Introduction What does it mean when people say that they trust or do not trust the media? Additionally, we ask what is so important about this question? In this chapter we suggest that the audiences’ trust in media must be conceptually re-considered. If we want to […]

Trust in the media across Europe

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This special issue on audiences’ trust in the media comes out of the COST action “Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies” (2010-2013). The first versions of many of the papers were presented at a panel about Trust in media at the action’s first conference New challenges and methodological innovations in European media audience research, held at the […]

soundTopic: Critical position

BBC Broadcasts to Portugal in World War II. How Radio Was Used as a Weapon of War.

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NELSON COSTA RIBEIRO Lewinston, Queenston, Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2011 510 pp, ISBN-13: 978-0-7734-1487-7 The book is a well-researched, carefully written history of Portuguese media before and during World War II. It compares the propaganda strategies of the fascist Salazar regime and the democratic BBC (and in consequence the Allied powers). The writing style […]

A safe approach to risk

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The author is an associate professor at the University of Oslo, and her new book is based on the doctorate thesis that she successfully defended in 2012. Staksrud is a prolific media researcher who publishes internationally with a number of European colleagues, especially in the field of children and online media. Staksrud discusses how organized […]

soundTopic: Media design

Media Design Method: Combining Media Studies with Design Science to Make New Media

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Media researchers should construct their own new media. It is in the public’s best interest that academics as well as industry professionals and amateurs experiment directly with the materiality of new media. Due to a medium’s potential for becoming important in people’s lives, its success should be measured not only by its profitability and usability, […]

Two-way Radio: Audience Participation and Editorial Control in the Future

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Authors: Lars Nyre & Marko Ala-Fossi This book deals with the promise of digital radio. In the 2000s, we see clear tendencies towards a participatory turn in broadcast media, and this is often praised as one the greatest improvements brought along by the digitalization of mass media. Broadcasters now commonly use SMS-messaging, interactive websites and […]