Professor of Media studies at the
Department of Media and Communication
, University of Oslo


(My homepage in Norwegian is here)


Research interests: the use and transformation of digital personal media in social networks, the sociological controversies that influence the Internet as a social force, the digitization and selection of culture in archives and museums, Internet governance, online journalism, transformations of the european public sphere

Former head of The Social Transformation of The Internet, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The project ended in 2007 and addressed the social, cultural and political forces which influence the development and future of the Internet.

Visiting scholar at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), in Florence, autumn 2007

Visiting scholar at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford winter and spring 2007

Head of research and head of the Ph.D programme in Media studies at the University of Oslo

Author and editor of several books on political communication, digital media, ethics, journalism and social theory (see publications).

Educated (sociology) at University of Oslo, University of Bergen, University of California at Santa Cruz.

Visiting Scholar at the University of Wollongong, Australia 1999-2000

Former Head of Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo (1997-1999)
Born in Oslo (1957). Lives in Oslo with wife and two children