Erik Knudsen, D.S.Sc.

MediaFutures: Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & Innovation · University of Bergen, Norway — Researcher

Research Areas

  • Communications Theory
  • Journalism
  • Political Communication
  • Social Media

Ongoing Projects

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I am a researcher at the MediaFutures Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology and Innovation and PI of the project NEWSREC – The Double-edged Sword of News Recommenders’ Impact on Democracy (awarded by the the highly competitive program Research projects for young talents by the Research Council of Norway). I did my postdoc at the Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) and hold a PhD from the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Much of my research explore patterns and effects of news and political communication, trust in journalism, and selective exposure to like-minded information.

My work has appeared in Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Journalism, Digital Journalism, Scandinavian Political Studies, and other peer-reviewed journals.