Understanding Media Experiences

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With the datafication of everyday life, increasingly powerful platforms and intensified competition for attention, media users face a media environment which is increasingly perceived as intrusive and exploitative of their data traces. This situation causes ambivalence and resignation as well as immersive and joyful media experiences. Understanding these experiences is crucial to democracy, as media use continues to be central for public connection and citizens’ information about and engagement in society. In addition to making sense of media usage through metrics such as clicks, time spent, shares or comments, critical attention to problematic representations of datafication should be bridged with broader and deeper understandings of media as experience.

New knowledge: The collaboration between Bergen Media Use Research Group at UiB and user partners in the centre will generate new knowledge from a dual strategy: (i) monitor users across media with state-of-the-art tracking devices and critical attention to limitations of such methods, combined with surveys and survey experiments, and (ii) understand future media experiences through qualitative in-depth explorations of emerging and transforming media use

Objective: 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.   

With the datafication of everyday life, increasingly powerful platforms and intensified competition for attention, media users face a media environment which is increasingly perceived as intrusive and exploitative of their data traces. This situation causes ambivalence and resignation as well as immersive and joyful media experiences. Understanding these experiences is crucial to democracy, as media use continues to be central for public connection and citizens’ information about and engagement in society. In addition to making sense of media usage through metrics such as clicks, time spent, shares or comments, critical attention to problematic representations of datafication should be bridged with broader and deeper understandings of media as experience.

New knowledge: The collaboration between Bergen Media Use Research Group at UiB and user partners in the centre will generate new knowledge from a dual strategy: (i) monitor users across media with state-of-the-art tracking devices and critical attention to limitations of such methods, combined with surveys and survey experiments, and (ii) understand future media experiences through qualitative in-depth explorations of emerging and transforming media use

Objective: 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.   

With the datafication of everyday life, increasingly powerful platforms and intensified competition for attention, media users face a media environment which is increasingly perceived as intrusive and exploitative of their data traces. This situation causes ambivalence and resignation as well as immersive and joyful media experiences. Understanding these experiences is crucial to democracy, as media use continues to be central for public connection and citizens’ information about and engagement in society. In addition to making sense of media usage through metrics such as clicks, time spent, shares or comments, critical attention to problematic representations of datafication should be bridged with broader and deeper understandings of media as experience.

New knowledge: The collaboration between Bergen Media Use Research Group at UiB and user partners in the centre will generate new knowledge from a dual strategy: (i) monitor users across media with state-of-the-art tracking devices and critical attention to limitations of such methods, combined with surveys and survey experiments, and (ii) understand future media experiences through qualitative in-depth explorations of emerging and transforming media use

Objective: 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.   

/ People

Brita Ytre-Arne

Brita Ytre-Arne

Work Package Leader

University of Bergen 

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Hallvard Moe

Hallvard Moe

Work Package Co-Leader

Irene Costera Meijer

Irene Costera Meijer

Work Package Advisor & Key Researcher

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Ana Milojevic

Ana Milojevic

PostDoc Research Fellow

John Magnus Ragnhildson Dahl

John Magnus Ragnhildson Dahl

PostDoc

Erik Knudsen

Erik Knudsen

Researcher

Kristian Tolonen

Kristian Tolonen

Industry WP1 Co-Leader

NRK

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Marianne Borchgrevink-Brækhus

Marianne Borchgrevink-Brækhus

PhD Candidate

Ella Maria Holi

Ella Maria Holi

Research Assistant

/ Publications

2021

How The Public Understands News Media Trust: An Open-ended Approach Journal Article

Erik Knudsen; Stefan Dahlberg; Magnus H Iversen; Mikael P Johannesson; Silje Nygaard

Journalism, (April 2021), pp. 1-17, 2021.

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Framing Protest in Online News and Readers’ Comments: The Case of Serbian Protest “Against Dictatorship” Journal Article

Jelena Kleut; Ana Milojevic

International Journal of Communication, 15 (21), pp. 82-102, 2021, (Pre SFI).

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2020

Folk theories of algorithms: Understanding digital irritation Journal Article

Brita Ytre-Arne; Hallvard Moe

Media, Culture & Society, 2020, (Pre SFI).

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Changing news use. Unchanged news experiences? Book

Irene Costera Meijer; Tim Groot Kormelink

Routledge, 2020, ISBN: 9780367485788, (Pre SFI).

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Operationalizing exposure diversity. Journal Article

Hallvard Moe; Jan Fredrik Hovden; Kari Karppinen

European Journal of Communication, pp. 1-2, 2020, (Pre SFI).

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Temporal ambivalences in smartphone use: Conflicting flows, conflicting responsibilities. Journal Article

Brita Ytre-Arne; Trine Syvertsen; Hallvard Moe; Faltin Karlsen

New Media and Society, 22 (9), pp. 1715–1732, 2020, (Pre SFI).

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Changing News Use. Unchanged news experiences? Book

Irene Costera Meijer; Tim Groot Kormelink

1st, Routledge, London & New York, 2020, ISBN: 9781003041719, (Pre SFI).

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Audiences’ Communicative Agency in a Datafied Age: Interpretative, Relational and Increasingly Prospective. Journal Article

Brita Ytre-Arne; Ranjana Das

Communication Theory, 0 (C), pp. 1-19, 2020, ISSN: 1050–3293, (Pre SFI).

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Methods for datafication, datafication of methods: Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal Article

Stine Lomborg; Lina Dencik; Hallvard Moe

European Journal of Communication, 35 (3), pp. 203-212, 2020, (Pre SFI).

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Deliberative systems theory and citizens’ use of online media: testing a critical theory of democracy on a high achiever. Journal Article

Cathrine Holst; Hallvard Moe

Political Studies, pp. 1-18, 2020, (Pre SFI).

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2019

Distributed Readiness Citizenship: A Realistic, Normative Concept for Citizens’ Public Connection. Journal Article

Hallvard Moe

Communication Theory, 2019, ISSN: 1050–3293, (Pre SFI).

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Journalism, Audiences and News Experience Book Chapter

Irene Costera Meijer

Wahl-Jorgensen, Karin; Hanitzsch, Thomas (Ed.): Chapter 25, pp. 389-405, Routledge, 2nd, 2019, ISBN: 9781315167497, (Pre SFI).

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2018

Approximately Informed, Occasionally Monitorial? Reconsidering Normative Citizen Ideals. Journal Article

Brita Ytre-Arne; Hallvard Moe

International Journal of Press/Politics, 23 (2), pp. 227–246, 2018, (Pre SFI).

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The Future of Audiences: A Foresight Analysis of Interfaces and Engagement Book

Ranjana Das; Brita Ytre-Arne (Ed.)

1st, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-319-75637-0, (Pre SFI).

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Hierarchy of influences on transitional journalism–Corrupting relationships between political, economic and media elites Journal Article

Ana Milojevic; Aleksandra Krstić

European Journal of Communication, 33 (1), pp. 37-56, 2018, (Pre SFI).

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2016

The Future of Journalism as a System, Profession and Culture: The Perception of Journalism Students Journal Article

Ana Milojevic; Aleksandra Krstić; Aleksandra Ugrinić

Media Research, 22 (2), pp. 83-105, 2016, (Pre SFI).

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“Practicing Audience-Centred Journalism Research.” Book Chapter

Irene Costera Meijer

Witschge, T; Anderson, C W; Domingo, D; Hermida, A (Ed.): Chapter 36, pp. 546-561, Sage, 55 City Road, London, 2016, ISBN: 9781473906532, (Pre SFI).

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2014

Checking, sharing, clicking and linking: Changing patterns of news use between 2004 and 2014. Journal Article

Irene Costera Meijer; Tim Groot Kormelink

Digital Journalism, 3 (5), pp. 664-679, 2014, ISSN: 2167-0811, (Pre SFI).

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