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Presentations from Annual Meeting 2023

Presentations from Annual Meeting 2023

Thank you to all participants of the MediaFutures Annual Meeting 2023. Research posters from the conference are now available. Click on the selected title to open the file. Posters: Exploring Political Engagement and Communication in Twitch Chat: A...

read more
AI Policy Workshop

AI Policy Workshop

We can proudly present the program of the AI Policy Workshop during our Annual Meeting. From 9am to 12am on day 1 of the Annual Meeting, four experts will exclusively talk about the following topics:

read more

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Presentations from Annual Meeting 2023

Presentations from Annual Meeting 2023

Thank you to all participants of the MediaFutures Annual Meeting 2023. Research posters from the conference are now available. Click on the selected title to open the file. Posters: Exploring Political Engagement and Communication in Twitch Chat: A User Centric...

read more
Thank you for a fantastic Annual Meeting 2023

Thank you for a fantastic Annual Meeting 2023

On November 16th and 17th, MediaFutures hosted its third Annual Meeting at the vibrant venues of Media City Bergen and Scandic Ørnen. Drawing a crowd of more than 150 registered attendees, the 2023 edition of the MediaFutures Annual Meeting proved to be an engaging...

read more
Whose Hands Hold Norway’s Future of AI?

Whose Hands Hold Norway’s Future of AI?

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) has formed an advisory board to make the process of distributing the AI money fair. This board, consisting of experts in the field with various backgrounds, initially received positive feedback about its diversity. Upon further...

read more
AI Policy Workshop

AI Policy Workshop

We can proudly present the program of the AI Policy Workshop during our Annual Meeting. From 9am to 12am on day 1 of the Annual Meeting, four experts will exclusively talk about the following topics:

read more
Understanding Norway’s National AI Ecosystem

Understanding Norway’s National AI Ecosystem

When the Norwegian Government announced the allocation of one billion kroner for research on AI and digital technology on September 7, it sparked intense discussions among experts, academics, and industry professionals. Institutions, organizations, and individuals are...

read more
MediaFutures Annual Meeting 2023

MediaFutures Annual Meeting 2023

MediaFutures is a centre for research-based innovation with the goal to develop responsible media technology, leveraging AI technology, for the media sector. The centre is a consortium of the most important media players in Norway. The University of Bergen is the host...

read more
Norwegian pre-trained language models in the spotlight: how well do they perform in automated claim detection? 

Norwegian pre-trained language models in the spotlight: how well do they perform in automated claim detection? 

Embarking on uncharted terrain, MediaFutures scientists conducted a study to assess the effectiveness of Norwegian pre-trained language models (LMs) in discerning veracity of claims. The results demonstrate that Norwegian pre-trained LMs outperform a SVM baseline system. Their research yields valuable insights into the future of automated claim detection tools for fact-checking in low-and medium-resourced languages.

read more
Exploring young people’s reluctance to pay for digital news: findings from a study by Borchgrevink-Brækhus & Moe

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.

read more
Annual Report 2022

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.

read more
Upcoming mid-term evaluations

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.

read more
New study sheds light on how the COVID-19 pandemic crisis influenced citizens’ trust in the news media in Norway

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.

read more
New Demo & Posters Sites

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.

read more
How COVID-19 metrics became a valuable form of journalism during the pandemic: insights from a Norwegian study

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.

read more
MediaFutures Annual Meeting

MediaFutures Annual Meeting

MediaFutures is a centre for research-based innovation at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen. The centre operates under the Norwegian Research Council’s Research-based Innovation (SFI) scheme, and its main goal is to generate...

read more
Call for papers – MORS: Workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems.

Call for papers – MORS: Workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems.

The 2nd workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems (MORS) will be held in Seattle, USA in conjunction with the 16th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. The workshop itself will take place between September 18th and 23rd (exact date to be announced).The organizers now welcome contributions that address the challenges related to having multiple objectives or multiple stakeholders in recommender systems.

read more
New Publication

New Publication

MediaFutures’ Work Package 3 Leader Bjørnar Tessem alongside Lars Nyre, Michel d.S. Mesquita& Paul Mulholland contributed with a chapter in the book “Futures of Journalism Technology-stimulated Evolution in the Audience-News Media Relationship».

read more
New Publication

New Publication

Congratulations to MediaFutures’ WP4 Leader Morten Fjeld on his co-authored publication: “A Collaborative System of Flying and Ground Robots with Universal Physical Coupling Interface (PCI), and the Potential Interactive Applications”.

read more
MediaFutures’ WP2 team members to present research paper at the Third International Workshop on Algorithmic Bias in Search and Recommendation

MediaFutures’ WP2 team members to present research paper at the Third International Workshop on Algorithmic Bias in Search and Recommendation

We are excited to inform that a research paper Mitigating Popularity Bias in Recommendation: Potential and Limits of Calibration Approaches by Anastasiia Klimashevskaia1, Mehdi Elahi, Dietmar Jannach, Christoph Trattner and Lars Skjæerven, has been accepted for oral presentation and inclusion in the proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Algorithmic Bias in Search and Recommendation (Bias 2022).

read more
Winter Holiday 2022

Winter Holiday 2022

This week is Winter Holiday in western Norway and for us at MediaFutures. There will be reduced activity at the centre as our team takes this opportunity to go skiing in the snowy mountains. Photo credit: Christoph Trattner

read more
One Year of MediaFutures: A Review.

One Year of MediaFutures: A Review.

2021 has yet been another year of transition and adaptation, as we continued to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite many challenges, MediaFutures delivered impactful research, innovation and high-quality work. We thank everyone who has contributed to MediaFutures’ success over this past year. Allow us to share with you some highlights and news stories, chronicling the Centre’s growth and achievements in 2021.

read more
Prof. Enrico Motta meets Infomedia PhD candidates

Prof. Enrico Motta meets Infomedia PhD candidates

Last week Prof. Enrico Motta, MediaFutures Work Package 3 Advisor and Key Researcher, held a meeting with PhD candidates at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies (Infomedia) at the University of Bergen, during which he reflected on some of the issues that may arise when carrying out PhD research.

read more
3.5 million NOK to MediaFutures’ WP leader in grant funding for enabling equipment for research excellence in Human-Computer Interaction.

3.5 million NOK to MediaFutures’ WP leader in grant funding for enabling equipment for research excellence in Human-Computer Interaction.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Department of Information and Media Studies, in cooperation with three other departments, and under the leadership of Prof. Morten Fjeld, MediaFutures’ Work Package 4 leader, has been granted 3.5 million NOK to enable equipment for research excellence in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

read more
Boston-Bergen Forum on Digital Futures

Boston-Bergen Forum on Digital Futures

MediaFutures Bergen and UMass Boston’s Applied Ethics Centre invite to panel event-series. Over the past decade, we have witnessed astonishing protest events, with activists using social media platforms to mobilize masses and bring about change. Occupy’s Facebook...

read more
MediaFutures celebrates its first anniversary

MediaFutures celebrates its first anniversary

With a vision to develop responsible media technology and to address profound global, industrial, and democratic challenges in the media-tech industry, MediaFutures - Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & Innovation - is celebrating its first year of...

read more
Summer holiday 2021

Summer holiday 2021

Fellesferie: noun. Norwegian. In English: summer holiday in Norway when most of the employees and employers are going on a well-deserved vacation for three weeks in July. MediaFutures will go on holidays in July 🙂  We would like to wish you a great summer...

read more
8 million NOK to MediaFutures related project

8 million NOK to MediaFutures related project

In a press release on 24 June, 2021, the Research Council of Norway announced which projects have received support in the application category; Research Projects. The list included Erik Knudsen’s project “NEWSREC - The Double-edged Sword of News Recommenders' Impact...

read more
MORS: Workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems

MORS: Workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems

The 1st workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems (MORS) will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands in conjunction with the 15th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2021). The conference will take place between 27th September - 1st October 2021. The aim of...

read more
Meet our new employees!

Meet our new employees!

24.06.21, MediaFutures - As the development of resposible media technology continues, so does the development of our team. Since january the research center has welcomed eight new employes and we are proud to announce and present them. Please welcome our new...

read more
Three upcoming MediaFutures Seminars in May

Three upcoming MediaFutures Seminars in May

MediaFutures is happy to invite you to join our three seminars in May. First up is our invited speaker, Professor Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity, Cass Business School, City University of London, who will give a talk about JECT.AI – a new digital product...

read more
Video recordings of previous seminars are available

Video recordings of previous seminars are available

If you missed out on our previous seminars, we have made recordings available for you to watch at any time. We will be posting the recordings on the corresponding seminar events, so make sure to check out our passed events if you missed out. We leave these three...

read more
The MediaFutures Annual Report is now out!

The MediaFutures Annual Report is now out!

The MediaFutures Annual Report 2020 has just been published. The report is a public document and can be downloaded below. In this first report we give an overview of the centre's vision and objectives, partners, work packages and planned and ongoing activities. Enjoy!...

read more
Grand Challenge on Cheapfakes Detection

Grand Challenge on Cheapfakes Detection

MediaFutures researcher, Duc Tien Dang Nguyen, is co-organising a Cheapfakes detection challenge together with YouTube, TUM and SimulaMet.  The University of Bergen, YouTube, TUM and SimulaMet have announced a Grand Challenge on Cheapfakes Detection as part of...

read more
MediaFutures presents our new Seminar Series

MediaFutures presents our new Seminar Series

MediaFutures is proud to present a brand new seminar series that will feature world class researchers throughout the academic semesters. The seminars are open to all and will be streamed online. We had a soft start on 11 March 2021, with Associate Professor Duc Tien...

read more
First Steering Board Meeting

First Steering Board Meeting

On 25 March, MediaFutures' Steering Board assembled for their first meeting. The Steering Board consists of members from all 14 consortium participants and an observer from the Research Council of Norway. Professor Christoph Trattner, the Centre Director, gave an...

read more
RAM-funding awarded to news research

RAM-funding awarded to news research

Professor Hallvard Moe is awarded 420.000 NOK in research funding from the Norwegian Media Authority for his project “Payment for news: Reluctance, evasive manoeuvre and inequality in the digital news landscape”.

read more

/ Upcoming events

/ View past events

/ News

Presentations from Annual Meeting 2023

Presentations from Annual Meeting 2023

Thank you to all participants of the MediaFutures Annual Meeting 2023. Research posters from the conference are now available. Click on the selected title to open the file. Posters: Exploring Political Engagement and Communication in Twitch Chat: A User Centric...

read more
Thank you for a fantastic Annual Meeting 2023

Thank you for a fantastic Annual Meeting 2023

On November 16th and 17th, MediaFutures hosted its third Annual Meeting at the vibrant venues of Media City Bergen and Scandic Ørnen. Drawing a crowd of more than 150 registered attendees, the 2023 edition of the MediaFutures Annual Meeting proved to be an engaging...

read more
Whose Hands Hold Norway’s Future of AI?

Whose Hands Hold Norway’s Future of AI?

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) has formed an advisory board to make the process of distributing the AI money fair. This board, consisting of experts in the field with various backgrounds, initially received positive feedback about its diversity. Upon further...

read more
AI Policy Workshop

AI Policy Workshop

We can proudly present the program of the AI Policy Workshop during our Annual Meeting. From 9am to 12am on day 1 of the Annual Meeting, four experts will exclusively talk about the following topics:

read more
Understanding Norway’s National AI Ecosystem

Understanding Norway’s National AI Ecosystem

When the Norwegian Government announced the allocation of one billion kroner for research on AI and digital technology on September 7, it sparked intense discussions among experts, academics, and industry professionals. Institutions, organizations, and individuals are...

read more
MediaFutures Annual Meeting 2023

MediaFutures Annual Meeting 2023

MediaFutures is a centre for research-based innovation with the goal to develop responsible media technology, leveraging AI technology, for the media sector. The centre is a consortium of the most important media players in Norway. The University of Bergen is the host...

read more
Norwegian pre-trained language models in the spotlight: how well do they perform in automated claim detection? 

Norwegian pre-trained language models in the spotlight: how well do they perform in automated claim detection? 

Embarking on uncharted terrain, MediaFutures scientists conducted a study to assess the effectiveness of Norwegian pre-trained language models (LMs) in discerning veracity of claims. The results demonstrate that Norwegian pre-trained LMs outperform a SVM baseline system. Their research yields valuable insights into the future of automated claim detection tools for fact-checking in low-and medium-resourced languages.

read more
Exploring young people’s reluctance to pay for digital news: findings from a study by Borchgrevink-Brækhus & Moe

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.

read more
Annual Report 2022

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.

read more
Upcoming mid-term evaluations

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.

read more
New study sheds light on how the COVID-19 pandemic crisis influenced citizens’ trust in the news media in Norway

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.

read more
New Demo & Posters Sites

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.

read more
How COVID-19 metrics became a valuable form of journalism during the pandemic: insights from a Norwegian study

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.

read more
MediaFutures Annual Meeting

MediaFutures Annual Meeting

MediaFutures is a centre for research-based innovation at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen. The centre operates under the Norwegian Research Council’s Research-based Innovation (SFI) scheme, and its main goal is to generate...

read more
Call for papers – MORS: Workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems.

Call for papers – MORS: Workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems.

The 2nd workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems (MORS) will be held in Seattle, USA in conjunction with the 16th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. The workshop itself will take place between September 18th and 23rd (exact date to be announced).The organizers now welcome contributions that address the challenges related to having multiple objectives or multiple stakeholders in recommender systems.

read more
New Publication

New Publication

MediaFutures’ Work Package 3 Leader Bjørnar Tessem alongside Lars Nyre, Michel d.S. Mesquita& Paul Mulholland contributed with a chapter in the book “Futures of Journalism Technology-stimulated Evolution in the Audience-News Media Relationship».

read more
New Publication

New Publication

Congratulations to MediaFutures’ WP4 Leader Morten Fjeld on his co-authored publication: “A Collaborative System of Flying and Ground Robots with Universal Physical Coupling Interface (PCI), and the Potential Interactive Applications”.

read more
MediaFutures’ WP2 team members to present research paper at the Third International Workshop on Algorithmic Bias in Search and Recommendation

MediaFutures’ WP2 team members to present research paper at the Third International Workshop on Algorithmic Bias in Search and Recommendation

We are excited to inform that a research paper Mitigating Popularity Bias in Recommendation: Potential and Limits of Calibration Approaches by Anastasiia Klimashevskaia1, Mehdi Elahi, Dietmar Jannach, Christoph Trattner and Lars Skjæerven, has been accepted for oral presentation and inclusion in the proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Algorithmic Bias in Search and Recommendation (Bias 2022).

read more
Winter Holiday 2022

Winter Holiday 2022

This week is Winter Holiday in western Norway and for us at MediaFutures. There will be reduced activity at the centre as our team takes this opportunity to go skiing in the snowy mountains. Photo credit: Christoph Trattner

read more
One Year of MediaFutures: A Review.

One Year of MediaFutures: A Review.

2021 has yet been another year of transition and adaptation, as we continued to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite many challenges, MediaFutures delivered impactful research, innovation and high-quality work. We thank everyone who has contributed to MediaFutures’ success over this past year. Allow us to share with you some highlights and news stories, chronicling the Centre’s growth and achievements in 2021.

read more
Prof. Enrico Motta meets Infomedia PhD candidates

Prof. Enrico Motta meets Infomedia PhD candidates

Last week Prof. Enrico Motta, MediaFutures Work Package 3 Advisor and Key Researcher, held a meeting with PhD candidates at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies (Infomedia) at the University of Bergen, during which he reflected on some of the issues that may arise when carrying out PhD research.

read more
3.5 million NOK to MediaFutures’ WP leader in grant funding for enabling equipment for research excellence in Human-Computer Interaction.

3.5 million NOK to MediaFutures’ WP leader in grant funding for enabling equipment for research excellence in Human-Computer Interaction.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Department of Information and Media Studies, in cooperation with three other departments, and under the leadership of Prof. Morten Fjeld, MediaFutures’ Work Package 4 leader, has been granted 3.5 million NOK to enable equipment for research excellence in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

read more
Boston-Bergen Forum on Digital Futures

Boston-Bergen Forum on Digital Futures

MediaFutures Bergen and UMass Boston’s Applied Ethics Centre invite to panel event-series. Over the past decade, we have witnessed astonishing protest events, with activists using social media platforms to mobilize masses and bring about change. Occupy’s Facebook...

read more
MediaFutures celebrates its first anniversary

MediaFutures celebrates its first anniversary

With a vision to develop responsible media technology and to address profound global, industrial, and democratic challenges in the media-tech industry, MediaFutures - Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & Innovation - is celebrating its first year of...

read more
Summer holiday 2021

Summer holiday 2021

Fellesferie: noun. Norwegian. In English: summer holiday in Norway when most of the employees and employers are going on a well-deserved vacation for three weeks in July. MediaFutures will go on holidays in July 🙂  We would like to wish you a great summer...

read more
8 million NOK to MediaFutures related project

8 million NOK to MediaFutures related project

In a press release on 24 June, 2021, the Research Council of Norway announced which projects have received support in the application category; Research Projects. The list included Erik Knudsen’s project “NEWSREC - The Double-edged Sword of News Recommenders' Impact...

read more
MORS: Workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems

MORS: Workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems

The 1st workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems (MORS) will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands in conjunction with the 15th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2021). The conference will take place between 27th September - 1st October 2021. The aim of...

read more
Meet our new employees!

Meet our new employees!

24.06.21, MediaFutures - As the development of resposible media technology continues, so does the development of our team. Since january the research center has welcomed eight new employes and we are proud to announce and present them. Please welcome our new...

read more
Three upcoming MediaFutures Seminars in May

Three upcoming MediaFutures Seminars in May

MediaFutures is happy to invite you to join our three seminars in May. First up is our invited speaker, Professor Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity, Cass Business School, City University of London, who will give a talk about JECT.AI – a new digital product...

read more
Video recordings of previous seminars are available

Video recordings of previous seminars are available

If you missed out on our previous seminars, we have made recordings available for you to watch at any time. We will be posting the recordings on the corresponding seminar events, so make sure to check out our passed events if you missed out. We leave these three...

read more
The MediaFutures Annual Report is now out!

The MediaFutures Annual Report is now out!

The MediaFutures Annual Report 2020 has just been published. The report is a public document and can be downloaded below. In this first report we give an overview of the centre's vision and objectives, partners, work packages and planned and ongoing activities. Enjoy!...

read more
Grand Challenge on Cheapfakes Detection

Grand Challenge on Cheapfakes Detection

MediaFutures researcher, Duc Tien Dang Nguyen, is co-organising a Cheapfakes detection challenge together with YouTube, TUM and SimulaMet.  The University of Bergen, YouTube, TUM and SimulaMet have announced a Grand Challenge on Cheapfakes Detection as part of...

read more
MediaFutures presents our new Seminar Series

MediaFutures presents our new Seminar Series

MediaFutures is proud to present a brand new seminar series that will feature world class researchers throughout the academic semesters. The seminars are open to all and will be streamed online. We had a soft start on 11 March 2021, with Associate Professor Duc Tien...

read more
First Steering Board Meeting

First Steering Board Meeting

On 25 March, MediaFutures' Steering Board assembled for their first meeting. The Steering Board consists of members from all 14 consortium participants and an observer from the Research Council of Norway. Professor Christoph Trattner, the Centre Director, gave an...

read more
RAM-funding awarded to news research

RAM-funding awarded to news research

Professor Hallvard Moe is awarded 420.000 NOK in research funding from the Norwegian Media Authority for his project “Payment for news: Reluctance, evasive manoeuvre and inequality in the digital news landscape”.

read more

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