Ole J. Mjøs

Title of the presentation:

How to study the relationship between media and the globalization?

Short abstract of the presentation:

The term “globalization” is frequently used both to describe developments in media practice and within media theory. However, the term is used in many different ways and is slippery and difficult to define. This lecture aims to show different ways in which the term may be defined and utilized when doing media research.

Short biography:

Ole J. Mjøs is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway. He specializes in the fields of international communication and global media. Ole is the author of the books Media Globalization and the Discovery Channel Networks (Routledge, 2010) and Music, Social Media and Global Mobility, (Routledge, 2012). Together with Hallvard Moe, Gunn Enli and Trine Syvertsen he is co-authoring the book The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Digital Era to be published by the University of Michigan Press. Ole’s work has appeared in the journals Media, Culture and Society, and the International Communication Gazette. Ole has been a visiting researcher at the Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University, UK, and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Ole received his PhD in Media and Communications from University of Westminster, UK, in 2007, and an MA in Transnational Communications and the Global Media, Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2003. Areas of expertise: media and globalization; online social media; global media; factual television; children’s media; the Nordic media system; qualitative methodology