Steen Steensen project manager
Steen Steensen is professor of journalism at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at OsloMet. He chaired the department from 2016 to 2020 and holds a visiting professorship at the Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University (2021-2023). Steensen has published several books and numerous journal articles on topics related to the development of journalism in digital times. He has a background as a journalist and has been editor-in-chief of the journal Norsk Medietidsskrift (2013-2016) and associate editor of Journalism Practice (2018-2020).
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.
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.
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.
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 is a PhD candidate at Kristiania University College and the University of Bergen. Kavtaradze holds a master’s degree in Digital Media and Society from Uppsala University and has experience in journalism, media research, and media criticism. He will be studying the use of digital technologies for information verification, automatization of fact-checking, and its impact on journalistic work.
Reidun J. Samuelsen is a PhD candidate at OsloMet. She has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Oslo (UiO), a master’s in communication from Solvay, Brussels, and The Senior Executive Course at the Norwegian Defence University College. Samuelsen has extensive experience from the media sector, which includes 20 years in the newspaper Aftenposten as a journalist and editor. Her PhD project will focus on traditional media’s handling of disinformation in a security perspective.
Rebekah Larsen is a media sociologist with a PhD from Cambridge University, and a postdoctoral fellow at OsloMet. She researches and publishes around knowledge creation and journalism in the digital age. Her current research focuses on mapping misinformation around the US election in 2020, particularly how it moves differently in rural/urban and online/broadcast contexts. She is also currently an affiliate researcher at the Centre for Governance and Human Rights at Cambridge University.
Mathilde Aarvold Bakke is a research assistant, and holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Oslo (UiO). Her main interests are in cultural and media sociology. She also works as a research assistant as part of The Domestic Violence Research Programme at Norwegian Social Research – NOVA, OsloMet, and at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo (UiO).