• (Against a) Theory of Audience Engagement 

      Steensen, Steen; Ferrer Conill, Raul; Peters, Chris (Journalism Studies;Volume 21, 2020 - Issue 12, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-07-07)
      Audience engagement has become a key concept in contemporary discussions on how news companies relate to the public and create sustainable business models. These discussions are irrevocably tied to practices of monitoring, ...
    • Blood and Security during the Norway Attacks: Authorities’ Twitter Activity and Silence 

      Ottosen, Rune; Steensen, Steen (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      This chapter analyses the Norwegian authorities’ presence on Twitter during the 22 July 2011 terrorist attacks. Twitter activity by two official institutions is analysed in particular, namely, the blood bank at Oslo ...
    • Conversing the Audience: A methodological exploration of how conversation analysis can contribute to the analysis of interactive journalism 

      Steensen, Steen (New Media and Society;2013, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      This paper argues that conversation analysis (CA) has much to offer studies of online interactions and, particularly, online interactive journalism. CA provides a methodological opportunity to closely investigate the ...
    • Conversing the Fans. Cover it Live and the Social Function of Journalism 

      Steensen, Steen (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2012)
    • Cozy Journalism : the rise of social cohesion as an ideal in online, participatory journalism 

      Steensen, Steen (Journalism Practice;5 (6), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011-11-17)
      In recent years applications like CoveritLive have diffused with great speed in online newsrooms. Such technologies create an interface where audience participation and journalistic reporting potentially merge into a ...
    • Deconstructing Digital Journalism Studies 

      Steensen, Steen; Ahva, Laura (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This chapter will discuss the formation and state of digital journalism studies as a field of research. Our point of departure is that journalism studies is an interdisciplinary field that draws inspiration and conceptual ...
    • Dialogue as a Journalistic Ideal 

      Hornmoen, Harald; Steensen, Steen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-04-16)
      Discussions and practices related to participatory and interactive journalism emphasize the dialogical aspects of journalism. However, throughout history, the idea of dialogue in journalism has taken a variety of forms. ...
    • Feature Journalism 

      Steensen, Steen (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Feature journalism has developed from being a marginal and subordinate supplement to (hard) news in newspapers to becoming a significant part of journalism on all platforms. It emerged as a key force driving the popularization ...
    • The Featurization of Journalism 

      Steensen, Steen (Nordicom Review;32 (2), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Feature journalism has developed from being an insignificant supplement to news journalism to a family of genres that today dominates newspapers. The present article explores the growing importance of feature journalism ...
    • Fra fast lokaljournalist til midlertidig digitalt hode. Utviklingen i stillingsmarkedet for journalister 1987–2017 

      Steensen, Steen; Kalsnes, Bente (Norsk Medietidsskrift;Årgang 107, nr. 1-2020, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-03)
      Denne artikkelen presenterer en analyse av stillingsannonser i fagbladet Journalisten fra 1987 til 2017. 1628 stillings- annonser i årene 1987, 1997, 2007 og 2017 er analysert for å undersøke hvordan arbeidsmarkedet for ...
    • Hva skiller innholdsmarkedsføring fra journalistikk og PR/reklame? Retoriske analyser av ni nettartikler 

      Vogt, Line Fosser (Master thesis, 2016)
      Norsk pressehistorie har vært preget av et tydelig fokus på uavhengighet og objektivitet. Siden Tekstreklameplakaten for første gang ble vedtatt i 1925, og fastsatte at tekstreklame var uforenlig med god presseskikk, har ...
    • Journalism theory 

      Steensen, Steen; Ahva, Laura (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-06)
      Journalism studies is a multidisciplinary field of academic inquiry. As such, it employs theory from a wide range of academic disciplines and traditions, and – as its object of study changes – is in constant search of new ...
    • Journalism’s epistemic crisis and its solution: Disinformation, datafication and source criticism 

      Steensen, Steen (Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism;Volume: 20, Issue: 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-10)
      Journalism in many cultures is today in an epistemic crisis. The mains drivers of this crisis are discourses of disinformation and the general datafication of society, which combined render dubious the ways in which ...
    • Key Communicators’ Perspectives on the Use of Social Media in Risks and Crises 

      Hornmoen, Harald; Backholm, Klas; Frey, Elsebeth; Ottosen, Rune; Reimerth, Gudrun; Steensen, Steen (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2017-09-14)
      This chapter examines how key communicators understand and evaluate opportunities and challenges of using social media in risk and crisis situations. We have conducted semi-structured interviews with several risk and crisis ...
    • News Flows, Inter-Media Connectivity and Societal Resilience in Times of Crisis 

      Steensen, Steen; Eide, Tine (Digital Journalism;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-23)
      This article analyzes how inter-media connections and news flows can establish societal resilience in times of crisis. The article is framed by understandings of the discursive practice of news as polyvocal and networked, ...
    • Online Feature Journalism: a Clash of Discourses 

      Steensen, Steen (Journalism Practice;3 (1), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2009-02)
      Although online journalism still is dominated by breaking news coverage, new genres are emerging that differentiate it more and more from old media journalism. This article explores the emergence of feature journalism in ...
    • Online Journalism and the Promises of New Technology : a Critical Review and Look Ahead 

      Steensen, Steen (Journalism Studies;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010-09-04)
      Research about online journalism has been dominated by a discourse of technological innovation. The ‘‘success’’ of online journalism is often measured by the extent to which it utilizes technological assets like ...
    • The Return of the “Humble I”: The Bookseller of Kabul and contemporary norwegian literary journalism 

      Steensen, Steen (Literary Journalism Studies;5(1), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Åsne Seierstad’s The Bookseller of Kabul prompted controversy in Norway, a controversy that influences the practice of literary journalism in that country to this day
    • The Shaping of an Online Feature Journalist 

      Steensen, Steen (Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism;10 (5), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2009-11)
      This paper explores the professional role and normative demands of online feature journalists. Through a longitudinal ethnographic case study of the work practice of feature journalists in the Norwegian online newspaper ...
    • Social Media and Situation Awareness during Terrorist Attacks: Recommendations for Crisis Communication 

      Steensen, Steen; Frey, Elsebeth; Hornmoen, Harald; Ottosen, Rune; Konow-Lund, Maria Theresa (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      This chapter summarises the findings of a case study on social media activity during the 22 July 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway. Based on these findings and on theories and previous research on the role of social media ...