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Steen Steensen

Steen Steensen


Steen Steensen is professor of journalism at the department of journalism and media studies. His research interests are related to the developments of journalism as a social institution, professional field, and text in digital times. He is currently leading the international research project "Source Criticism and Mediated Disinformation" (2020-2024) funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Steensen holds a PhD in media studies from the department of media and communication at the University of Oslo and an MA in European journalism studies from the University of Cardiff, Wales. He has a background as a journalist for Norwegian newspapers.

From 2018 to 2020 Steensen was associate editor of Journalism Practice, and from 2013 to 2016 he was editor-in-chief of the Norwegian journal of media studies (Norsk medietidsskrift). From 2016 to 2020 he was the Head of the department of journalism and media studies at OsloMet

During the spring 2021 Steensen is a visiting professor at Bournemouth university in the UK.

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Scientific publications

Westlund, Oscar ; Belair-Gagnon, Valerie; Graves, Lucas; Larsen, Rebekah ; Steensen, Steen (2024). What Is the Problem with Misinformation? Fact-checking as a Sociotechnical and Problem-Solving Practice. 20 p. Journalism Studies. Vol. 25.

Steensen, Steen ; Kalsnes, Bente ; Westlund, Oscar (2023). The limits of live fact-checking: Epistemological consequences of introducing a breaking news logic to political fact-checking. New Media & Society.

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. 18 p. Digital Journalism. Vol. 11.

Steensen, Steen (2023). Dealing With Covid-19 in Casual Democracies. 11 p. Media and Communication. Vol. 11.

Samuelsen, Reidun; Kalsnes, Bente ; Steensen, Steen (2023). The Relevance of Technology to Information Verification: Insights from Norwegian Journalism During a National Election. 19 p. Journalism Practice.

Westlund, Oscar ; Larsen, Rebekah ; Graves, Lucas; Kavtaradze, Lasha; Steensen, Steen (2022). Technologies and Fact-Checking. A Sociotechnical Mapping. Correia, Joao Carlos; Jeronimo, Pedro; Amaral, Inês (Ed.). Disinformations Studies: Perspectives from An Emerging Field. p. 193-236. Labcom Communication & Arts.

Steensen, Steen ; Belair-Gagnon, Valerie; Graves, Lucas; Kalsnes, Bente ; Westlund, Oscar (2022). Journalism and Source Criticism. Revised Approaches to Assessing Truth-Claims. Journalism Studies. Vol. 23.

Hornmoen, Harald ; Steensen, Steen (2021). Journalistikkens filosofi. ISBN: 978-82-15-05290-8. 226 p. Universitetsforlaget.

Steensen, Steen ; Ferrer-Conill, Raul; Peters, Chris (2020). (Against a) Theory of Audience Engagement with News. Journalism Studies. Vol. 21.

Steensen, Steen ; Westlund, Oscar (2020). What is Digital Journalism Studies?. ISBN: 9780429259555. 136 p. Routledge.

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