Researchers and industry partners at MediaFutures, have published a vison paper exploring the potential of AI to enhance the production of high-quality journalism. The authors discuss how artificial intelligence can be applied at every stage of journalistic value chain, supporting more trustworthy content for consumers.
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From master thesis to publication in a top-international academic journal
Graduate student Aslaug Angelsen has achieved a remarkable feat under the supervison of MediaFutures’ director Christoph Trattner and associate professor Alain Starke. Angelsen has succeeded in having her research article, which builds upon her master’s thesis, accepted for publication in the prominent journal, Nature Food.
Exploring young people’s reluctance to pay for digital news: findings from a study by Borchgrevink-Brækhus & Moe
A recent study by Marianne Borchgrevink- Brækhus and Hallvard Moe challenges the assumption that non-subscribers are inherently opposed to paying for digital news. The research reveals lack of exclusivity, unattractive payment models, and subscription news as too time-consuming, as the main reasons for young people’s unwillingness to pay for online content, and identifies a strong preference for using multiple news providers among young audiences.
Winner of the Norsk Medietidskrift’s Research Paper of the Year announced
MediaFutures’ PhD candidate Marianne Borchgrevink-Brækhus won Research Paper of the Year award conferred by the Norsk Medietidskrift for her study of the transition to algorithm-driven front pages in two Norwegian online newspapers.
Annual Report 2022
An online version of the MediaFutures Annual Report 2022 is now available. The report provides details on our performance in the past year, and includes information on activities, staffing and funding.
Upcoming mid-term evaluations
Scheduled for March 28th, MediaFutures has arranged for mid-term evaluations of the centre’s two PhD candidates, Ayoub El Majjodi and Anastasiia Klimashevskaia. The PhD candidates will showcase their research progress, current findings, and discuss their plans.
New study sheds light on how the COVID-19 pandemic crisis influenced citizens’ trust in the news media in Norway
During times of crisis, citizens tend to increase their support and trust in political leaders, a phenomenon commonly known as the “rally-round-the-flag” effect. New research co-authored by Erik Knudsen sheds light on why and under which conditions the rally effect of international emergencies – the case of the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway – also pertains to the news media.
New Demo & Posters Sites
We are excited to announce the launch of our new demos and poster sites! The newly created web sections showcase the research and the innovative work carried out across all five research groups at the centre.
How COVID-19 metrics became a valuable form of journalism during the pandemic: insights from a Norwegian study
Regular and frequent updates on the infection rates was the journalistic content most sought by news users during the COVID-19 pandemic. In their latest study, researchers John Magnus Dahl and Brita Ytre-Arne delve into the question of why close monitoring of such numbers appeared meaningful, and what these experiences can tell us about the role of journalism during global crises such as the pandemic.
The Generative AI in the Newsroom Challenge
Interested in experimenting with generative AI in news domain? If so, a challenge designed by Associate Professor Nicholas Diakopoulos may be for you.