January 28, 2019

CV at a glance

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List of publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kristin_Orgeret

Here is my ‘CV at a glance’:  Dr. Art, Professor in Journalism and Media Studies at Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway where she is coordinating the MA programme in journalism. She conducts research on journalism in conflict and transition; journalists’ safety, digital activism and gender and media. She is also interested in media development and the evolving nature of journalism in non-Western settings.  She heads the research group MEKK (Media in War and Conflict with Roy Krøvel), which organizes annual conferences of the safety of journalists, and is the Norwegian coordinator of the Norhed project Bridging Gaps, Building Futures with Uganda, South Sudan and Nepal. She is the former Head of the Association of Norwegian Media Researchers (Norsk medieforskerlag) 2006-2009; The National Scientific Board of Media Studies (Nasjonalt fagråd for mediestudier) 2015-2017 and The Norwegian Chapter of IAWRT (International Association for Women in Radio and TV) 2016-2018. She is a board member of the Centre for Cross Disciplinary Media Research (STM).

She is on the editorial boards of Media and Communication (Cogitatio) Critical Arts (Taylor and Francis) and Nordicom Review (Nordicom) as well as being a member of the scientific advisory board of Nordicom. She is frequently used as a commentator on journalism issues and foreign news in Norwegian media and was awarded the Norwegian Media Researchers’ Award for Research Dissemination in 2016.

Upcoming research include three edited collections:

Sharing new knowledge – transforming societies. The NORHED program (with Tor Halvorsen and Roy Krøvel) African Minds 2019

Extremism and the Media (with Elisabeth Eide) Nordicom 2019

Political Communication in East Africa (with Goretti Nassanga and Helge Rønning) Fountain Press 2020

Currently editing special issue editions of the renowned journals:

Conflict and Communication Online, focusing of the safety of journalists (with Roy Krøvel) (2019)

Information, Communication and Society(with Bruce Mutsvairo and Massimo Ragnedda) an edition that explores the dynamics of Afrocentric digital participation and electronic rights (2020).

Editor of Routledge’s Journalism Insight Series on Peace and Conflict Reporting (2020/2021)

Kristin Skare Orgeret has studied History of Art at l’Université Paris Sorbonne, has three intermediate degrees (mellomfag: 90 ETCs) in French, Political Science and Media Studies from the University of Oslo. For her MA thesis in Media Studies she undertook research in Zimbabwe, whereas her Doctoral thesis is on South African SABC. She was attached to the University of KwaZulu-Natal as a visiting scholar in 2003-2004. She has lived, worked and done research and evaluations in a number of African countries (Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Zambia, Mozambique) as well as in Bangladesh and Nepal. She has supervised a large number of BA and MA students from a wide range of countries as well as 6 PhD students.

June 14, 2017

This blog is currently in a sleepy modus, please see https://www.hioa.no/tilsatt/kristo or https://blogg.hioa.no/mekk/members/about/ for more updated information

March 6, 2016

Innovation of media studies – Metropolitan University Prague


February 18, 2016

Launch of UNESCO’s Freedom of Expression Report at HIOA

The Department of Journalism and Media Development launched the UNESCO report on Freedom of Expression and Media Development – Digital Focus on February 16 2016. Anne Fogt Head of the department opened the launch and Director of Division of Freedom of Expression UNESCO, Paris gave an introduction. Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret led the panel discussion between  Aina Landsverk Hagen, Trond Idås and Osman Kibar about countering online hate speech, security and trauma of journalists and protecting sources in the digital age. Professor Elisabeth Eide summed up.12744010_1038699732859602_5088732289478510059_n

Read the report here: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/world-trends-in-freedom-of-expression-and-media-development-special-digital-focus-2015/

December 18, 2015

New anthology on gender and journalism ‘Etter beste kjønn’

On 15th of December co-editor Elisabeth Eide and I launched our new book on gender and journalism ‘Etter beste kjønn’ at the House of Literature in Oslo. We have had a great team of contributors: Nora Brønseth, Thea N. Dahl, Tine Eide, Torunn Grymer, Åsta Hoem Hagen, Aina Landsverk Knudsen, Hege Lamark, Lisbeth Morlandstø, Marie Roksund and Ida Save. In the picture Elisabeth and I are joined by the eminent editor Heidi Norland from Universitetsforlaget.

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December 2, 2015

Engasjement rundt Frankrikes terrorsvar


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November 24, 2015

About gender discriminating in academia

Interviewed in this week’s issue of Ukesavisen Ledelse about gender discriminating in academia. Rather as the exception which confirms the rule, as I have not felt discriminated against in terms of my academic career.


November 23, 2015

Norwegian findings of Who Makes the News 2015

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October 15, 2015

GIJC, Lillehammer 2015

8-11 October we went to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Lillehammer and interacted with some of the 850 investigative journalists from more than 120 countries. A lot of input, hands on strategies and stimulating stories from enormously courageous journalists. Highly inspirational! More here.


October 12, 2015

Global Journalism and Education GloJour15

The conference was organised in Oslo where we brought together the members of our department’s two Norhed projects from Nepal, Uganda, South Sudan and from Colombia, Ecuador and Nicaragua. Key note speakers were Gema Tabares (Mexico), Andrew Mwenda (Uganda), Farid Abudheir (Palestine) and Brigitte Alfter (Denmark). Lots of great introductions, interactions and discussions!  More about GloJour15.

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