erik knudsen

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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 am an internationally recognized expert in quantitative audience research.

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.

I am editor-in-chief of Norsk medietidsskrift, chair of NordMedia23, and a member of the Young Academy of Norway.

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

Highlighted publication: Erik Knudsen (2022) Modeling news recommender systems’ conditional effects on selective exposure: evidence from two online experiments. Journal of Communication.