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NordMedia 2021 – “Crisis and Resilience: Nordic Media Research in the Frontline”

by | Jun 24, 2021

Last Updated on June 24, 2021 by Marius Hatland
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NordMedia 2021 will be held fully virtually this year on 18 – 20 August 2021. The theme of the conference is “Crisis and Resilience: Nordic Media Research in the Frontline”.

Brita Ytre-Arna, MediaFutures’ Work Package 1 leader, will participate in the panel discussion of “The resilience of different types of media systems”.  


Understanding complex social crisis situations is crucial to a functioning democracy. Media use continues to be central for public connection and citizens’ information about and engagement in society. 

Brita Ytre-Arne is Professor of Media Studies at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. She is the leader of Work Package 1: Understanding Media Experiences. The objective of the work package is to provide fundamental knowledge on how users will interact with the media of the future, by monitoring and understanding users across media through advanced quantitative and qualitative approaches.  


Her work is currently focusing on the role of media in complex societal crisis situations (for ex.: climate crisis and COVID-19) Her new project, funded by the Research Council of Norway,  “MUCS – Media Use in Crisis Situations: Resolving Information Paradoxes, Comparing Climate Change and COVID-19” starts in 2021.  

Website: https://www.uib.no/en/persons/Brita.Ytre-Arne 
Twitter: @BritaYtreArne 
Work Package 1: Understanding Media Experiences

Other panelists: 
Kari Karppinen , University Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Finland – Faculty of Social Sciences 
Victor Pickard, Professor – University of Pennsylvania, USA – Annenberg School for Communication 
Ida Willig, Professor – Roskilde University, Denmark – Department of Communication Arts 

Panel Moderator:  Jonas Ohlsson, Director – University of Gothenburg, Sweden – Nordicom 

More information about the program and tickets here:  

https://nordmedianetwork.org/nordmedia-conference-2021/about-the-conference/panel-discussion/

We wish her good luck with her panel discussion!

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