Brita Ytre-Arne, Ph.D.

Department of Information Science and Media Studies · University of Bergen, Norway — Professor

Research Areas

  • Journalism
  • Media Audiences
  • Political Communication
  • Social Media

Ongoing Projects

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I am professor of media studies, researching audiences and media use. My research explores the meanings of media in everyday life, how we connect to society through media, and the impact of algorithms and mobile technologies on our lives. I work primarily with qualitative methods. Currently, my work is focused on the role of media use in complex societal crisis situations such as the ongoing pandemic and the climate crisis. I am PI for a new project starting in 2021, funded by the Research Council of Norway, titled "Media Use in Crisis Situations: Resolving Information Paradoxes, Comparing Climate Change and COVID-19".