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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

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.

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