Kenneth Andresen, Ph.D.

Department of Nordic and Media Studies · University of Agder, Norway — Professor

NLA University College, Norway — Professor

Research Areas

  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication History
  • Media Production and Innovation
  • Organizational Communication
  • Political Communication

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Kenneth Andresen is currently Professor of Media Production and Media Studies at the Institute of Nordic and Media Studies at University of Agder (UiA). He holds a PhD in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Oslo, where he conducted a multidiscipline study into the historical development, current practice and international intervention into journalism in Kosovo (dissertation title: “Journalism under pressure”). The case of Kosovo deals with many of the core issues that RePAST faces in dealing with troubled pasts. He joined the University of Agder in 2012, where he is coordinating, teaching and advising students at master’s and bachelor level in University of Agder’s academic programmes in communication and media studies. Prior to UiA, he taught journalism at the NLA University College in Kristiansand for 20 years. Andresen has conducted research in media and journalism in the Western Balkans since 1999, and he has had various international teaching positions in this area (Press- and Information Officer in KFOR, journalism trainer, visiting journalism professor at the Master’s programme at Kosovo Institute of Journalism and Communication (KIJAC), and journalism/media researcher). He has written several articles and book chapters on the topic (see below). Dr. Andresen has presented his research at several international research conferences, such as IAMCR and ECREA over the years, as well as regional research conferences in the Western Balkans. Andresen is a Chief Investigator for Kosovo in the Worlds of Journalism Studies (WJS), the world’s largest ongoing journalism study ( ). He was also a guest professor at the Department of Journalism and Communication at Addis Ababa University. His current research interests (and projects) are transitional journalism, media history, postcards and national historical image and qualitative media research.