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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.

Research groups

Research projects

Scientific publications

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

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

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

Steensen, Steen; Kalsnes, Bente (2020). Fra fast lokaljournalist til midlertidig digitalt hode. Utviklingen i stillingsmarkedet for journalister 1987–2017. 19 p. Norsk Medietidsskrift . Vol. 27.

Steensen, Steen; Ahva, Laura (2020). Journalism Theory. Wahl-Jørgensen, Karin; Hanitzsch, Thomas (Ed.). Handbook of Journalism Studies, 2. ed. chapter 3. p. 38-54. Routledge.

Steensen, Steen; Larsen, Anna M. Grøndahl; Hågvar, Yngve Benestad; Fonn, Birgitte Kjos (2019). What does digital journalism studies look like?. Digital Journalism . Vol. 7.

Steensen, Steen (2019). Journalism’s epistemic crisis and its solution: Disinformation, datafication and source criticism. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism . Vol. 20.

Goldgruber, Eva; Ausserhofer, Julian; Hornmoen, Harald; Steensen, Steen; Backholm, Klas; Reimerth, Gudrun; Frey, Elsebeth; Ottosen, Rune; McInnes, Colin John (2018). Reflecting on Ethics in the Investigation of Online Communication during Emergencies. Dobrick, Farina Madita; Fischer, Jana; Hagen, Lutz M (Ed.). Research Ethics in the Digital Age. Ethics for the Social Sciences and Humanities in Times of Mediatization and Digitization. Chapter 17. p. 158-163. Springer.

Steensen, Steen; Eide, Tine (2018). News Flows, Inter-Media Connectivity and Societal Resilience in Times of Crisis. Digital Journalism .

Ottosen, Rune; Steensen, Steen (2018). Blood and Security during the Norway Attacks: Authorities’ Twitter Activity and Silence. Hornmoen, Harald; Backholm, Klas (Ed.). Social Media Use in Crisis and Risk Communication: Emergencies, Concerns and Awareness. Chapter 3. p. 63-84. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Steensen, Steen (2018). Tweeting Terror: An Analysis of the Norwegian Twitter-sphere during and in the Aftermath of the 22 July 2011 Terrorist Attack. Hornmoen, Harald; Backholm, Klas (Ed.). Social Media Use in Crisis and Risk Communication: Emergencies, Concerns and Awareness. chapter 1. p. 15-41. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Steensen, Steen; Frey, Elsebeth; Hornmoen, Harald; Ottosen, Rune; Konow Lund, Maria (2018). Social Media and Situation Awareness during Terrorist Attacks: Recommendations for Crisis Communication. Hornmoen, Harald; Backholm, Klas (Ed.). Social Media Use in Crisis and Risk Communication: Emergencies, Concerns and Awareness. Chapter 12. p. 277-295. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Hornmoen, Harald; Backholm, Klas; Frey, Elsebeth; Ottosen, Rune; Reimerth, Gudrun; Steensen, Steen (2018). Key Communicators’ Perspectives on the Use of Social Media in Risks and Crises. Andersen, Robin; de Silva, Purnaka L (Ed.). The Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action. Kap. 36. Routledge.

Steensen, Steen (2018). What is the matter with newsroom culture? A sociomaterial analysis of professional knowledge creation in the newsroom. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism . Vol. 19.

Steensen, Steen (2017). Feature Journalism. Nussbaum, Jon F. (Ed.). Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Subject: Journalism Studies. Oxford University Press.

Steensen, Steen (2017). Subjectivity as a Journalistic Ideal. Fonn, Birgitte Kjos; Hornmoen, Harald; Hyde-Clarke, Nathalie; Hågvar, Yngve Benestad (Ed.). Putting a Face on it: Individual Exposure and Subjectivity in Journalism. 2. p. 25-47. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Steensen, Steen; Ahva, Laura (2017). Deconstructing Digital Journalism Studies. Franklin, Bob; Eldridge II, Scott (Ed.). The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies. 2. p. 25-34. Routledge.

Steensen, Steen; Ahva, Laura (2017). Theories of Journalism in a Digital Age. ISBN: 978-1-138-68407-2. 242 p. Routledge.

Steensen, Steen (2016). The Intimization of Journalism. Witschge, Tamara; Anderson, C. W.; Domingo, David; Hermida, Alfred (Ed.). The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism. chapter 8. p. 113-127. Sage Publications.

Steensen, Steen (2016). Stedets sjanger. Om moderne reportasjejournalistikk. 2 utgave. ISBN: 9788202490577. 288 p. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Steensen, Steen (2015). Den profesjonlige journalisten. Individer, rollespill og masterplot i journalisters bruk av sosiale medier. Hornmoen, Harald; Roksvold, Thore; Alnæs, Jørgen (Ed.). Individet i journalistikken. Kapittel 10. p. 187-203. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Steensen, Steen; Ahva, Laura (2015). Theories of Journalism in a Digital Age. An Exploration and Introduction. Digital Journalism . Vol. 3.

Steensen, Steen; Ahva, Laura (2015). Theories of journalism in a digital age: An exploration and introduction. Journalism Practice . Vol. 9.

Hornmoen, Harald; Steensen, Steen (2014). Dialogue as a Journalistic Ideal. Journalism Studies . Vol. 15.

Steensen, Steen (2014). Conversing the Audience: A Methodological Exploration of How Conversation Analysis can Contribute to the Analysis of Interactive Journalism. New Media & Society . Vol. 16.

Steensen, Steen (2013). The Return of the "Humble I": The Bookseller of Kabul and Contemporary Norwegian Literary Journalism. Literary Journalism Studies . Vol. 5.

Steensen, Steen (2013). Balancing the Bias. The Need for Counter-Discursive Perspectives in Media Innovation Research. Storsul, Tanja; Krumsvik, Arne H. (Ed.). Media Innovations. A Multidisciplinary Study of Change. Chapter 3. p. 45-59. Nordicom.

Steensen, Steen (2012). Ingen lytter til en dårlig fortelling. Krøvel, Roy Gunnar; Orgeret, Kristin Skare (Ed.). Historier om verden. kapittel 7. p. 48-51. IJ-forlaget.

Steensen, Steen (2012). Conversing the Fans. "Coveritlive" and the Social Function of Journalism. Krøvel, Roy Gunnar; Roksvold, Thore Aksel (Ed.). We Love to Hate Each Other. Mediated Football Fan Culture. Chapter 10. p. 207-228. Nordicom.

Steensen, Steen (2011). The Featurization of Journalism. Nordicom Review . Vol. 32.

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