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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 twice won prices for best academic 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

Steensen, Steen; Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea (2023). Playing the Mainstream Game. A Language-Game Analysis of “Mainstream” as a Possible Boundary Object in Journalism Studies. Digital Journalism .

Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea; Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Eldridge, Scott; Frischlich, Lena; Cushion, Stephen; Holt, Kristoffer (2022). Understanding Alternative News Media and Its Contribution to Diversity. Digital Journalism . Vol. 10.

Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea; Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2022). Innenfor eller utenfor? Høyrevridde alternative medier og forhandling om grenser i den journalistiske institusjonen. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning . Vol. 63.

Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea; Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2022). Knock, knock! Right-wing alternative media is at the door. Institutional boundary work in a hybrid media environment. Ferrucci, Patrick; Elddridge II, Scott A. (Ed.). The Institutions Changing Journalism. Barbarians Inside the Gate. 1. p. 15-31. Routledge.

Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea; Sundet, Vilde Schanke (2021). Global platforms and asymmetrical power: Industry dynamics and opportunities for policy change. New Media & Society .

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. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism . Vol. 22.

Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea; Nygaard, Silje (2021). Right-wing alternative media in the Scandinavian political communication landscape. Skogerbø, Eli; Ihlen, Øyvind; Kristensen, Nete Nørgaard; 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.

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