MediaFutures Researcher Dr. Erik Knudsen presents at TEDx Bergen at the event titled “A Glance at the Past – a Glimpse of the Future” on 24 September 2021, from 10:00-16:00 at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen.
In this event, Knudsen will give a talk on the topic of the double-edged sword of media technology, and how this impacts us, as media consumers and society. The title of his talk is “The promise and perils of algorithmic news recommenders’ influence on democracy”.
Erik Knudsen is a highly experienced researcher in the subject of political communication and the principal investigator of the project NEWSREC – The Double-edged Sword of News Recommenders’ Impact on Democracy (awarded by the highly competitive program Research projects for young talents by the Research Council of Norway), which is based at the MediaFutures Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology and Innovation.
He completed his postdoctoral work at the Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) and holds a PhD from the University of Bergen’s Department of Information Science and Media Studies. Much of Erik Knudsen’s research focuses on the causal effects of algorithmic technology on news consumption and polarization. His research has been published in prominent international academic journals, such as Political Communication, Digital Journalism, and Journalism.