I am a researcher at the MediaFutures Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology and Innovation. I am an internationally recognized expert in quantitative audience research and currently lead the 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 also a member of the Young Academy of Norway.
I did my postdoc at the Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) and I 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 use and political communication, trust in journalism, selective exposure, and polarization and fragmentation.
I also founded and lead the Norwegian Journalism Panel and lead the interdisciplinary Political Behavior and Communication Research Group at DIGSSCORE.
My work has appeared in highly-ranked journals within communication research such as Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Journalism, and Digital Journalism.
Qualifications: Political communication, selective exposure, news use, trust in news, framing, affective polarization, media effects, quantitative content analysis, experimental research design, data donation, public opinion, and survey research.