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 Media Disinformation" (2020-2024) funded by the Research Council of Norway.
Steensen is associate editor of Journalism Practice, and he used to be (2013-2016) the 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.
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.
During the fall 2020 Steensen is a visiting professor at Roskilde university in Denmark.
The Source Criticism And Mediated Disinformation (SCAM)
The SCAM project will identify the main challenges related to the ways in which technology and platforms affect the distribution of disinformation in public spheres and ways to detect and counter it.