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Journalism

No form of communication is more important and controversial in democratic societies than journalism, and its technical foundations are changing uncontrollably. Local journalism is the most important institution for news in Norway, but at the same time technologically underdeveloped. I study this problem hermeneutically, with a focus on the interaction between journalists, readers and developers. This has been an important theme since my post-doc project in 2003.


The changing ecology of tools for live news reporting

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Broadcast news channels provide fresh, continuously updated coverage of events, in sharp competition with other news channels in the same market. The live moment is a valuable feature, and broadcasters have always relied on teams that can react quickly to breaking news and report live from the scene. Technology plays an important role in the […]

Making the News: Digital Creativity Support for Journalists

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Abstract This paper reports the design and first evaluations of new digital support for journalists to discover and examine creative angles on news stories under development. The support integrated creative news search algorithms, interactive creative sparks and reusable concept cards into one daily work tool of journalists. The first evaluations of INJECT by journalists in […]

Designing the Auditor: A Prototype of Locative Radio with Original Sound Content

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Location-based sound media are similar to traditional radio in that they rely on communication in sound alone. The smartphone has GPS and Bluetooth, and it is easy to attach sound to locations like a rail station, a neighborhood, or a street. The research team designed a media prototype, Auditor, and produced a soundscape called “The […]

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 […]

For and against Participation: A Hermeneutical Approach to Participation in the Media

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Authors: Lars Nyre and Brian O’Neill: Media use is a social activity, and nowhere is it more social than during participatory acts where the user is personally engaged in the public sphere and can lose face or have success in the eyes of others. This chapter deals with ordinary people’s reasons for and against participating […]

The broadcast public and its problems

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It was a loss for Western democracies that wireless transmission technologies, which were discovered and invented from around 1900, became broadcasting and not something more democratic. Transmission acquired a centralised structure, an expert-oriented journalistic ethics, and a relatively passive domestic culture of reception. This was good, but not good enough. In strictly technical terms, the […]

Apologetic Media Research

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It is supposedly not the communication researcher’s job to be political, that is, to make communication into a question of conflicts of interest and societal struggle. The ideal of ethical neutrality from Max We.ber prevails. Many media researchers think of this at.titude as a virtue, but in my view it is apologetic. Apologetic media research […]