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Karoline Andrea Ihlebæk

Karoline Andrea Ihlebæk


Ihlebæk has previously worked at the University of Oslo and the Ministry of Culture, and she has worked in part-time positions at NTNU and the Institute for Social Research.

She currently works as an associate professor in journalism at OsloMet where she is part of the Digital Journalism Research Group. Ihlebæk is affiliated with C-REX and POLKOM at the University of Oslo. Her research interests include journalism, alternative media, participation, platforms and media policy.

Ihlebæk has won two prices for best journal article "Challenging journalistic authority" published in Journalism Studies (with Tine Ustad Figenschou, OsloMet) and "Journalism, solidarity and the civil sphere: The case of Charlie Hebdo" published in European Journal of Communication (with Maria Luengo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid). She is currently the editor of Norsk medietidsskrift together with Bente Kalsnes, and an editorial member of Journalistica.

Ihlebæk is leading the research project Far-Right Politics Online and Societal Resilience together with Kari Steen-Johnsen at ISF. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

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Scientific publications

Haanshuus, Birgitte P.; Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea (2021). Recontextualising the news. How antisemitic discourses are constructed in extreme far-right alternative media. Nordicom Review . Vol. 42.

Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea; Holter, Carina Riborg (2021). Hostile emotions: An exploratory study of far-right online commenters and their emotional connection to traditional and alternative news media. 16 p. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism .

Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea; Nygaard, Silje (2021). Right-wing alternative media in the Scandinavian political communication landscape. Skogerbø, Eli; Ihlen, Øyvind; Kristensen, Nete Nergaard; Nord, Lars W. (Ed.). Power, communication, and politics in the Nordic countries. 13. p. 263-282. Nordicom.

Kalsnes, Bente; Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea (2020). Hiding hate speech: political moderation on Facebook. Media, Culture and Society .

Luengo, Mariá; Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea (2019). Restaging a Vital Centre in Radicalized Civil Societies: The Media, Performativity, and The Charlie Hebdo Attack. Alexander, Jeffrey C.; Trevor, Stack; Khosrokhavar, Farhad (Ed.). Breaching the Civil Order. Radicalism and the Civil Sphere. 5. p. 123-144. Cambridge University Press.

Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea (2019). Media Criticism from the Far-Right: Attacking from Many Angles. Journalism Practice . Vol. 13.

Sundet, Vilde Schanke; Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea; Steen-Johnsen, Kari (2019). Policy windows and converging frames: a longitudinal study of digitalization and media policy change. Media, Culture and Society .

Sandberg, Linn; Karoline, Ihlebæk (2019). Exploring the Link Between Right-wing Alternative Media and Social Media During the Swedish 2018 Election. Statsvetenskaplig Tidsskrift. Vol. 12.

Luengo, Maria; Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea (2019). Journalism, solidarity and the civil sphere: The case of Charlie Hebdo. European Journal of Communication . Vol. 34.

Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea (2018). Challenging Journalistic Authority Media criticism in far-right alternative media. Journalism Studies .

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete