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Presentations

Future:

with Hilde Van den Bulck "Some Snowden, A Salad Bikini and Grumpy Cat? Searching for Public Service Media Outside the Boundaries of the Institution", paper to be presented at the RIPE@2014 Conference: Public Service Media Across Boundaries, August 27-29 (Tokyo, Japan).

with Helle Sjøvaag and Eirik Stavelin "The Transformation of Public Service News on the Web: A longitudinal large-scale content analysis of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s online news", paper to be presented at The Norwegian Media Researchers' Association's 16th Conference, October 23-24 (Trondheim, Norway).

with Anders Olof Larsson "From Emerging to Established? A Comparison of Twitter Use During Norwegian Election Campaigns in 2011 and 2013", paper to be presented at The Norwegian Media Researchers' Association's 16th Conference, October 23-24 (Trondheim, Norway).

with Eli Skogerbø "Networks of Power? Connections Between Journalists and Politicians on Twitter", paper to be presented at the ECREA ECC 2014 conference Communication for Empowerment: Citizens, Markets, Innovations, November 12-15 (Lisbon, Portugal).

with Trine Syvertsen, Gunn Enli and Ole J. Mjøs "The Media Welfare State: The Impact of Consensual Policy-making for Commercial Media Companies", paper to be presented at the ECREA ECC 2014 conference Communication for Empowerment: Citizens, Markets, Innovations, November 12-15 (Lisbon, Portugal).

with Hilde Van den Bulck "Beyond the New Media Research Hype: Analysing the Role of Teletext in Media (Policy) Developments", panel at the ECREA ECC 2014 conference Communication for Empowerment: Citizens, Markets, Innovations, November 12-15 (Lisbon, Portugal).

with Anders Olof Larsson "Political Social Media Use in Scandinavia - Examples from Sweden and Norway", paper to be presented at the ECREA ECC 2014 conference Communication for Empowerment: Citizens, Markets, Innovations, November 12-15 (Lisbon, Portugal).

Past:

2014 "Which Public, Whose Service? Social Media and the Role of Public Service Broadcasting", invited keynote presentation at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis' conference Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space, June 18-20 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

2014 with Helle Sjøvaag and Eirik Stavelin "Big Data Analysis of Public Service Broadcasting: Problems and Solutions in Longitudinal Semiautomatic Analysis of Online News" paper presented (by Eirik and Helle) at the International Communication Association's 64th Annual conference Communication and the 'Good Life'", May 22-26 (Seattle, USA).

2013 with Anders O. Larsson, Bente Kalsnes, Gunn Enli and Eli Skogerbø "Twitter Use during the 2013 Norwegian Elections: Some Initial Insights", paper presented (by Bente and Anders) at the AoIR conference IR14 - resistance + appropriation, October 23-26 (Denver, USA).

2013 with Hilde van den Bulck "What Teletext Can Tell Us About Media Policy Developments and Media Policy Research", paper presented at the ECREA CLP workshop Communication & Media Policy in Europe: Assessing the Past, Setting Agendas for the Future, October 25-26 (Manchester, UK).

2013 with Kari Karppinen "What We Talk About When We Talk About 'The Market'", paper presented at the ECREA CLP workshop Communication & Media Policy in Europe: Assessing the Past, Setting Agendas for the Future, October 25-26 (Manchester, UK).

2013 “Hvordan politisk debatt endres i internettalderen", [How political debate is changing in the internet age], presentation and panel participation at Gleditschkonferanse om konspirasjonsteorier på Trøndelag Teater, conference on conspiracy theories and the media, October 5 (Trondheim, Norway).

2013 with Anders O. Larsson “Twitterbruk under valgkampen", [Twitter use during the Election Campaign], presentation at a Norwegian Communication Association Hordaland seminar, October 1 (Bergen, Norway).

2013 “@detnorskefolk Stem på meg! #demokrati #valg2013", Panel participation at a Mediesamfunn seminar on media and elections, August 28 (Bergen, Norway).

2013 “Public Broadcasters meet Google: National Cultural Policy vs. Global Competition Policy?". Paper presented at the ICA pre-conference Global Communications and National Policies: the Return of the State?, June 16 (London, UK).

2013 with Ole J. Mjøs, Gunn S. Enli and Trine Syvertsen “The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Era of Globalization". Paper presented at the ICA pre-conference Global Communications and National Policies: the Return of the State?, June 16 (London, UK).

2013 with Hilde Van Den Bulck “Public Value as a Media Policy Buzzword". Paper presented (by Hilde) at the ICA conference Challenging Communication Research, June 17-21 (London, UK).

2013 with Anders Olof Larsson and Jakob Svensson “Political Communication and Methodological Triangulations in the Era of 'Big Data'". Paper to be presented at the ICA conference Challenging Communication Research, June 17-21 (London, UK).

2013 “Hvordan få gjennomslag på Twitter". [How to get heard on Twitter]. Presentation at The Norwegian Communication Association Hordaland's Seminar on social media, January 22 (Bergen, Norway).

2013 “Twitter og valgkampen". [Twitter and the election campaign]. Presentation at MediArena's breakfast meeting The digital election year, January 18 (Bergen, Norway).

2012 with Anders Olof Larsson and Jakob Svensson “Twitter and the Public Sphere. Political communication and methodological triangulations in the era of ‘Big Data’". Paper presented by Anders and Jakob at the conference New Media and the Public Sphere, November 8-9 (Copenhagen, Denmark).

2012 with Anders Olof Larsson "Comparing Twitter Linking Practices during Scandinavian Election Campaigns " Paper presented at ECREA's 4th European Communication Conference, October 24-27 (Istanbul, Turkey).

2012 with Hilde Thoresen and Håkon Sørensen "Endringer i nyhetskonsum på tvers av medieplattformer". [Changes in news consumption across media platforms]. Paper presented at The Norwegian Media Researchers' Association's 15th Conference, October 18-19 (Kristiansand, Norway).

2012 with Hilde Van Den Bulck "Comparing 'Public Value' as a Media Policy Term Across Europe". Paper presented at RIPE@2012, September 5-7 (Sydney, Australia).

2012 with Kari Karppinen "Reactive Effects in Media Policy Research". Paper presented at the 2012 ICA conference Communication and Community, May 24-28 (Phoenix, USA).

2012 with Anders Olof Larsson "More important than ever or outdated relics? Research Ethics Committees and Big Data Research". Paper presented at the 2012 ICA conference Communication and Community, May 24-28 (Phoenix, USA).

2012 with Anders Olof Larsson "Mapping Participation and Power on Twitter during Election Campaigns. A Comparison of the Scandinavian Countries". Paper presented at the Fourth ICTs and Society-Conference Critique, Democracy and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society. Towards Critical Theories of Social Media, May 2-4 (Uppsala, Sweden).

2012 with Kari Karppinen "A Critique of 'Media Governance'". Paper presented at the ECREA Communication Law and Policy Workshop Communication and Media Policy in the Era of the Internet and Digitization, March 16-17 (München, Germany).

2012 "Diverging National Experiences: Is there a Best and a Worst Public Value Test in Europe?". Presentation at the workshop Policy and Regulation for Public Broadcasters in the 21st Century, February 24 (Brussels, Belgium).

2011 "Public Service Media Meets Social Media: Beyond the Old Media-New Media Divide". Invited presentation at the Eleventh Symposium of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), November 16-17 (Sydney, Australia).

2011 "Investigating Public Service Media as Hybrid Arrangements". Participation on panel on hybrid economic arrangements, PSM Symposium at the University of Queensland, September 16 (Brisbane, Australia).

2011 with Anders O. Larsson "Methodological and Ethical Challenges with Large-Scale Analyses of Online Political Communication". Paper presentated at Nordmedia 2011 - the 20th Nordic Conference on Media and Communication Research, August 10-13 (Akureyri, Iceland).

2011 "Funding Public Service Broadcasting: The Case of Norway". Paper presentated at Nordmedia 2011 - the 20th Nordic Conference on Media and Communication Research, August 10-13 (Akureyri, Iceland).

2011 with Anders O. Larsson "Who Tweets? Tracking Microblog Use in the 2010 Swedish Election Campaign". Paper presentation (by Anders) at The 19th European Conference on Information Systems, June 9-11 (Helsinki, Finland).

2011 with Helle Sjøvaag and Eirik Stavelin "Public Service News on the Web: A Large-Scale Content Analysis of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s Online News". Poster presentation at the 2011 ICA conference Communication @ the Center, May 26-30 (Boston, USA).

2011 "Twitter as an Arena for Public Debate: The Case of Norway". Presentation at the Media@UU Lecture Series at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, April 11 (Uppsala, Sweden). Program/abstract

2010 "Allmennmedievirksomhet" [Public service media]. Guest lecture at the University of Oslo, November 8. Slides

2010 "Mediestøtte til nettnyheter: Hva gjør allmennkringkasteren?" [State aid and online news: What is the public service broadcaster up to?]. Keynote address to The Norwegian Media Researchers' Association's 14th Conference, October 28-29 (Ålesund, Norway).

2010 with Ole Johan Mjøs and Vilde S. Sundet "The Functions of Buzzwords: A Comparison of Web 2.0 and Telematics". Paper presented at The Norwegian Media Researchers' Association's 14th Conference, October 28-29 (Ålesund, Norway).

2010 "Twitter as Arena for Public Debate: Mapping the Data Retention Directive debate in Norway". Paper presented at AoIR's Internet Research 11.0: Sustainability, Participation, Action, October 21-23 (Gothenburg, Sweden).

2010 "Communicating with Policy Makers: Media Policy Scholars in Smaller Policy Communities". Panel participation at ECREA's 3rd European Communication Conference, October 12-15 (Hamburg, Germany).

2010 with Hilde van den Bulck "Public Service Media Governance After the Crisis: Comparing Assessment Practices in Flanders and Norway". Paper presented at RIPE@2010 Public Service Media After the Recession, September 8-11 (London, UK).

2010 "The History of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation Online". Roundtable presentation at the International Communication Association's conference Matters of Communication, June 22-26 (Singapore).

2010 "Mapping the Norwegian Blogosphere". Paper presentation at the International Communication Association's conference Matters of Communication, June 22-26 (Singapore).

2010 "An approach to studying the public sphere, blogging and minorities". Presentation at the workshop Culture and Politics in the Public Spheres of Multi-Cultural Societies, Centre de coopération Franco-Norvegien en sciences sociales et humaines, June 4 (Paris, France).

2010 "Online Media and the Public Sphere: Mapping the Norwegian Blogosphere". Presentation at MKV's högre seminarier, University of Karlstad, May 26 (Karlstad, Sweden). Abstract

2010 "The ex ante evaluation in Norway". Paper presented at the conference Exporting The Public Value Test: Assessing EU Member States' evaluation of public broadcasters' new media services, May 25 (Brussels, Belgium).

2010 "Hvordan analysere NRKs nyhetstilbud på internett fra 2009?" [How to analyze the NRK's online news services in 2009]. paper presented at the seminar Public service, internet & sociale medier, February 18 (Århus, Denmark). Program and abstract

2010 "Fra public service broadcast til public service medier" [From public service broadcasting to public service media]. Gueast lecture at Aarhus Unversity, February 17 (Århus, Denmark). Abstract

2010 "Public Value Tests: Hva, hvorfor og med hvilke konsekvenser?" [Public value tests: what, why and with what consequences?]. Presentation at the conference Ansvar och gränser - public service som kulturbärare i de nordiska länderna, February 8-9 (Hanaholmen, Finland).

2010 "Online Media Participation and the Structure of the Public Sphere. Blogs and the Issue of Transnationalization". Paper presented at the international conference Democracy as Idea and Practice, January 14-15 (Oslo, Norway). Full text

2009 "Testing the ‘Public Value’ of Public Service Broadcasting". Paper presented at the DigiCult seminar Media Studies in the Digital Era, November 26-27 (Paris, France).

2009 with Kari Karppinen "What We Talk About When We Talk About Document Analysis". Paper presented at the ECREA-CLP workshop New Directions for Communication Policy Research, November 6-7 (Zurich, Switzerland). Abstract

2009 "Hvordan overleve som allmennkringkaster i et digitalisert kringkastingsmarked?" [How to survive as a public service broadcaster in a digitalized broadcasting market]. Panel debate, Digitalforum, October 29 (Oslo, Norway).

2009 "Online Media and the Public Sphere". Lecture (infomevi344), University of Bergen, October 27 (Bergen, Norway). Slides

2009 "Online Media Participation and the Transformation of the Public Sphere: Moving Beyond the Fragmentation Debate". Paper presented at the AoIR conference Internet Research 10.0 - Internet: Critical, October 7-10 (Milwaukee, WI, USA). Full text

2009 with Jostein Gripsrud and Jan Fredrik Hovden "Class, Education and Cultural Practices: What's Going On?". Paper presented at the conference Transforming Audiences 2, September 3-4 (London, the UK). Slides

2009 "Fra allmennkringkasting til allmennmedier: Om NRKs legitimitet" [From public Service Broadcasting to Public Service Media: On the Legitimacy of the NRK]. Presentation, Democracy and the Rule of Law seminar, University of Bergen, May 29 (Bergen, Norway).

2009 with Jostein Gripsrud "Audiences, Publics, Emotions: Conceptualising the Affective Public". Paper presented at the The 59th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, pre-conference Affective Audiences: Analyzing Media Users, Consumers, and Fans, May 20-21 (Chicago, Ill.).

2009 "Allmennkringkasting på nye medieplattformer" [Public Service Broadcasting on New Media Platforms]. Presentation, Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs, March 19 (Oslo, Norway). Slides

2009 "Disseminering og dialog: Fra kringkasting til internett?" [Dissemination and Dialogue: From Broadcasting to the Internet?]. Lecture (mevi347), University of Bergen, March 18 (Bergen, Norway).

2009 "Sentrale utfordringer for medieforskningen i dag" [Key Challenges for Media Research of Today]. Trial lecture for position as Associate Professor, University of Bergen, March 16 (Bergen, Norway).

2009 "Morgendagens NRK: Allmennmedievirksomhet" [The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation of Tomorrow: Public Service Media]. Lecture (mevi101), University of Bergen, February 25 (Bergen, Norway). Slides

2009 "Media, Technology and the Public Sphere: From the Press Age to the Digital Era". Trial lecture for the PhD-degree, University of Bergen, February 5 (Bergen, Norway).

2008 "Notions of the Public in Public Service Broadcasting Policy for the Digital Era". Paper presented at the DigiCult Symposium: Television and the Digital Public Sphere, October 22-24 (Paris, France). Abstract

2008 "Defining Public Service beyond Broadcasting: The Legitimacy of Different Approaches". Paper presented at the RIPE@2008 Conference - Public Service Media in the 21st Century: Participation, Partnership and Media Development, October 8-11 (Mainz, Germany).

2007 "The Public Service Value of Public Broadcasters' Marginal Online Activities". Paper presented at the 18th Nordic Conference on Media and Communication Research, August 16-19 (Helsinki, Finland). Abstract

2007 with Kari Karppinen and Jakob Svensson "Habermas, Mouffe and Political Communication: A Case for Theoretical Eclectism". Paper presented at the 18th Nordic Conference on Media and Communication Research, August 16-19 (Helsinki, Finland). Abstract

2006 "Funding Public Broadcasters Facing New Media Platforms: A Comparison of Different Strategies". Paper presented at the RIPE@2006 Conference - Public Service Broadcasting in a Multimedia Environment: Programmes and Platforms, November 16-18 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). Abstract, full text

2006 "Dissemination and Dialogue in the Public Sphere: Exploring an Argument for Public Service Online". Paper presented at the 2nd annual CRESC conference Media Change and Social Theory, 6th-8th of September (Oxford, The UK), and at the NMLs 12. medieforskningskonferanse [The Norwegian Association of Media Researchers' 12th conference] Medier, IKT og demokrati, October 19-20 (Bergen, Norway). Abstract

2006 "Between Supranational Competition and National Culture? Emerging EU Policy and Public Broadcasters' Online Services". Paper presented at the conference Media, Democracy and European Culture, October 4-6 (Copenhagen, Denmark).

2005 "Challenges to Understanding Public Service: Globalization, the Internet and the Relevance of a Public Sphere Position on Broadcasting and Democracy". Paper presented at the First European Communication Conference, November 24-26 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). Abstract

2005 "Public Service or Just a Service? Comparing Public Broadcasters' Approaches to the Internet". Paper presented at the 17th Nordic Conference on Media and Communication Research, August 11-14 (Aalborg, Denmark). Abstract

2005 "Komparativ samfunnsforskning - om kunnskapsinteresser og holdninger til teori". Obligatorisk vitenskapsteoretisk innlegg for PhD-graden, Universitetet i Bergen. [ "Comparative Social Science - On Knowledge Interests and Approaches to Theory". Paper for mandatory doctoral course on the theory of science, University of Bergen - in Norwegian]. Full text