How news media are played by the attention economy
Do newsrooms still not really understand how social media works? How news media deal with social media and the broader attention economy is a topic Charlie Warzel in The Atlantic has written extensively and insightfully on. He will explain how the internet distorts our attention.Read more
Covering politics in Trump's aftermath
Has Donald Trump fundamentally changed the Republican party, and all of American politics? And will Trump be the kingmaker that decides the midterm elections this fall? How has the divisive populism of Trump changed how journalists in Washington DC work, and what they cover?Read more
Work from home: A comfortable curse?
What does work look like, after the pandemic? Are we all sick and tired of working from home, or will a constant migration from the kitchen table to the coffee machine at work be the new normal? And do we really grasp the consequences of hybrid work? The American journalist Anne Helen Petersen is coming to Bergen to give her insights into how work will be in the coming yearsRead more
Digital Witnessing and Open Source: The Battle for Truth in the Ukrainian War
Russian military convoys on TikTok. Burned bodies on Twitter and Telegram. Bombed neighborhoods on Google Earth. In the digital age where everyone has a mobile camera and access to social media, troop advancements, skirmishes, and air raids can be followed online almost in real-time.Read more