Researchers

Steen Steensen project manager

Steen Steensen is head of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at OsloMet. Steensen was the coordinator and WP leader of the NFR funded Rescue project (2014-2017) and leader of the OsloMet financed interdisciplinary educational project KRED (Critical Evaluation and Digital Learning) (2018-2019). Steensen has a background as a journalist and is associate editor of the journal Journalism Practice.

Oscar Westlund

Professor Oscar Westlund at OsloMet, is chair of the Digital Journalism Research Group and editor-in-chief for Digital Journalism. He currently leads a large project on epistemologies of digital journalism in which news production processes and fact-checking practices in Sweden is being investigated.

Bente Kalsnes

Associate Professor Bente Kalsnes (Høyskolen
Kristiania), is the national academic expert on fake news in Norway who has initiated educational experiments on fact checking at the university’s journalism program.

Valerie Belair-Gagnon

Assistant Professor Valerie Belair-Gagnon (University of Minnesota) is the director of the Minnesota Journalism Center and researches emerging media technology and information cultures in relation to journalism.

Lucas Graves

Associate Professor Lucas Graves (University of Wisconsin-Madison) studies new organizations and practices in the emerging news ecosystem. He has been at the forefront of research on the global fact-checking movement and is the author of Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism.

Lasha Kavtaradze

Lasha Kavtaradze is a PhD fellow at Kristiania University College. Kavtaradze holds a master’s degree in Digital Media and Society from Uppsala University and has an experience in journalism, media research, and media criticism. He will be studying digital source criticism practices in Norwegian media organizations during the 2021 Parliamentary Election.