New publication in International Journal of Communication

Hilmar Mjelde and Jan Fredrik Hovden, both members of the SCANPUB team, recently published the article “Populism in Scandinavian Immigration Discourse 1970–2016“, in International Journal of Communication.  The article is open access and available at the journal’s website. If you want to read more articles from SCANPUB’s team members, the list of publications is updated. Read More …

News: Publication, Panel Session And Presentation

This month parts of the SCANPUB team will be presenting their work at two international conferences. First up is the conference “Rhetoric in Society 7, Rhetoric as Equipment for Living”, September, 11-13,  at Ghent University. Ida Andersen, Jens Kjeldsen and John Magnus Dahl will attend the panel session “Using comments sections, press photographs, and comedy Read More …

Can a picture change migrant policies? New publication from SCANPUB’s team

In the article  “Photo of a Drowned Migrant Father and Daughter is Fading Fast”  SCANPUB’s team member Jens Kjeldsen asks the question: “Can images of suffering really stop war – or change immigration policy?”. The article features an analysis of the photo of two drowning migrants, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter. Kjeldsen gives Read More …

New research assistant!

As of July 2019 Hedda Paulsen joins our team as a research assistant. She will mainly focus on SCANPUBS WP1, collecting data and analyzing the immigration debate aired at key TV channels in Scandinavia, as well as handling the project’s administrative work. Hedda completed her master’s degree in media studies at the University of Bergen. Read More …

Two new publications from SCANPUB’s team

An article by Professor Jens E. Kjeldsen recently got published in The Journal of the Media Ecology Association, Explorations in Media Ecology (EME). The article is titled: “Working through immigration with images”. The article proposes the concept rhetorical working through as a way of describing how photojournalistic rhetoric functions as ‘equipment for living’. It argues that Read More …

SCANPUB’s annual Winter Symposium in Oslo January 24-25th 2019

SCANPUB just conducted its third annual Winter Symposium in Oslo at the Institute for Social Research. The Symposium opened Thursday 24th January focusing on the immigration debate in Scandinavia, and other issues such as nationalism, citizenship, human rights and democracy. The Symposiums participants also discussed a wide range of issues related to SCANPUB`s aims and future Read More …

Professor Jostein Gripsrud and Postdoc Hilmar Mjelde at Populism-workshop

Professor Jostein Gripsrud and Postdoc Hilmar Mjelde participated at the workshop “Media Populism and European democracy” November 9. Professor Gripsrud held the presentation “Norway’s Progress Party: Populism and tabloidization”, and Postdoc Mjelde held the presentation “Crowning Moments: Transformative Populist Use of the Media and the Case of Carl I. Hagen and the 1987 No-Confidence Motion”. Read More …

First SCANPUB Book

On October 9th, the first SCANPUB book, “Norsk hamskifte? En kritikk av Terje Tvedt , et betinget forsvar for godheten og en etterlysning av midtbanen i innvandringsdebatten“, written by Professor Jostein Gripsrud, was published.   As the book is a critique of Terje Tvedt`s “Det internasjonale gjennombruddet“, which got a lot of publicity in the Read More …

Talk on Project aims and preliminary results at “Foreningen Norden”-meeting

Professor Jens Kjeldsen gave a talk to the Norden Association (Foreningen Norden), Wednesday 19. september at Bergen Public Library. Kjeldsen spoke of SCANPUBs aims, presented ongoing work within the Project, and showed some of the results from the Projects quantitative analysis. Further, Kjeldsen elaborated on the results by giving examples on how the immigration debate Read More …

SCANPUB Theory Seminar

Next week, the SCANPUB research group will be conducting its second theory seminar in Les Arcs, France. The seminar, lasting from the 24th to the 26th of September, will focus on issues such as nationalism, citizenship, immigration, human rights and democracy. Read more about the program here.

SCANPUB Summer Symposium 2018

SCANPUB just conducted its second annual Summer Symposium in the city centre of Bergen. The Symposium opened thursday 30 August focusing on quantitative comparative studies. Professor Jan Fredrik Hovden and Postdoctoral fellow Hilmar Mjelde held the first presentation, ”Immigration in Scandinavian newspapers 1970-2015”, with results from SCANPUB`s quantitative content analysis. As the program from August Read More …

Jens Kjeldsen in panel discussion at The House of Literature in Bergen

Professor Jens Kjeldsen participated in the discussion “the Norwegian, the Swede and the Dane about the immigrant crisis“, Monday 27th of August. The issue discussed was Scandinavian immigration debate, and differences between the three countries. In addition to Kjeldsen, the discussion featured Lars Åberg and Sylo Taraku, coauthors of the newly published “Skandinavisk Uro“ – a Read More …

Article: Newspaper coverage of the 2015 immigration crisis

Project members Jan Fredrik Hovden, Hilmar Mjelde and project director Jostein Gripsrud recently published the article “The Syrian refugee crisis in Scandinavian newspapers” in The European Journal of Communications Research, and is featured in today’s Aftenposten with a summary of the study’s findings. The article demonstrates internal trends in the Scandinavian countries’ immigration debates in Read More …

Three fresh publications

Over the last months, SCANPUB’s three master’s student members have completed and delivered their master’s theses. The candidates are Anne Bredahl, Luise Salte and Anders Løkeland Slåke. The publications page has been updated with the students’ contributions. SCANPUB congratulates Bredahl, Salte and Slåke on their well-deserved receptions and impressive achievements and contributions to the project.

Lisa Villadsen on doxa, dissent and challenges of rhetorical citizenship

Thursday June 22nd, SCANPUB and the rhetorics group was happy to receive Lisa Villadsen from the University of Copenhagen to the institute for information- and media science at the University of Bergen. Villadsen, one of Denmark’s foremost professors on rhetoric, held a guest lecture called “Doxa, dissent and challenges of rhetorical citizenship”. The lecture discussed Read More …

Coming presentations of master’s theses

The coming Tuesday (June 19th), SCANPUB’s two research assistants and master’s students, Luise Salte and Anders Løkeland Slåke, will give presentations describing the research conducted in their master’s theses delivered June 1st.  Luise Salte first presents her study «HIJABEN OG «OSS» – EN ANALYSE AV ARGUMENTASJON OG MANGFOLGSPERSPEKTIVER I ET UTVALG AV NORSKE HIJABDEBATTER» (THE HIJAB Read More …