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.   

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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

Erik Knudsen

Erik Knudsen

Key Researcher

Kristian Tolonen

Kristian Tolonen

Industry WP1 Co-Leader

NRK

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/ Publications

2021

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

How the public understands news media trust: An open-ended approach Journal Article

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

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Jelena Kleut; Ana Milojevic

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

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

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2020

Brita Ytre-Arne; Hallvard Moe

Folk theories of algorithms: Understanding digital irritation Journal Article

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

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Irene Costera Meijer; Tim Groot Kormelink

Changing news use. Unchanged news experiences? Book

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

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Hallvard Moe; Jan Fredrik Hovden; Kari Karppinen

Operationalizing exposure diversity. Journal Article

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

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

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

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

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Irene Costera Meijer; Tim Groot Kormelink

Changing News Use. Unchanged news experiences? Book

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

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Brita Ytre-Arne; Ranjana Das

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

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

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Stine Lomborg; Lina Dencik; Hallvard Moe

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

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

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Cathrine Holst; Hallvard Moe

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

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

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2019

Hallvard Moe

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

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

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Irene Costera Meijer

Journalism, Audiences and News Experience Book Chapter

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

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2018

Brita Ytre-Arne; Hallvard Moe

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

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

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Ranjana Das; Brita Ytre-Arne (Ed.)

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

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

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Ana Milojevic; Aleksandra Krstić

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

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

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2016

Ana Milojevic; Aleksandra Krstić; Aleksandra Ugrinić

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

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

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Irene Costera Meijer

“Practicing Audience-Centred Journalism Research.” Book Chapter

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

Irene Costera Meijer; Tim Groot Kormelink

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

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

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