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Performing the Self in the Mainstream
Norwegian girls in blogging

’ media culture Though I document Norwegian girls’ performances of selves in the online-based mainstream blogging community, I have striven to analyse these performances as integral to their offline experiences framed by the wider cultural context and gendered discourses. I view mainstream blogging as illustrative of the postfeminist sensibility ( Gill 2007 ) in that femininity norms promoted by top female bloggers focus on consumerism, the technology-enabled body ( Jackson 2016 ), and hetero-normative sexuality that seems to originate in what Abidin & Thompson (2012

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Swedish teenagers’ difficulties and abilities to determine digital news credibility

= 3.97, SD = 0.748) and search ability ( M = 3.97, SD = 0.748). On average, most pupils rated it important to have access to credible news ( M = 3.98, SD = 1.09) and found information on the Internet not to be very trustworthy ( M = 2.88, SD = 0.758). Most students reported that they have had quite a lot of practice in school in critically scrutinizing sources, M = 7.25 of 10, SD = 2.03. Performance and self-reported abilities To investigate the performance we first computed the total number of correct answers for all question items that could

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Journalism and the political structure
The local media system in Norway

political power in Scandinavian societies. The extent to which local journalism meets community information needs, however, depends on its infrastructure, output and performance ( Napoli et al., 2017 ). Media systems The concept of a system is based on the assumption that the parts that make up a system are involved in necessary and dependent relationships ( Hardy, 2008 ). While the idea of systems has been criticised for being too deterministic in outlining relationships of dependency and stability ( Flew & Waisbord, 2015 ), with particular criticism towards the

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How to Succeed with Film Production in the Regions?
A Study of Key Success Factors in the Norwegian Regional Film Business

be less dependent upon public funding, and also contribute to economic growth. The importance of culture as a source of national economic growth is a talking point of both politicians and people within the cultural sector ( Bille 2013 : 165). The government’s second objective is to strengthen regional film production, in the interests of providing a real counterweight to the dominance of the capital (St.meld. 30 (2014–2015): 12). Little research has looked at the actual relationships between small companies, their strategies and performance ( Gibcus & Kemp 2003

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Local Journalism when the Journalists Leave Town
Probing the news gap that hyperlocal media are supposed to fill

; Nygren & Althén, 2014 ; O’Donnell & Hutchinson, 2011 ; Pew Research Center, 2015 ). Democracy as we know it cannot function without journalists monitoring the elected politicians in power on all political levels – nationally, regionally and locally ( Barnett, 2009 ; Barnett & Townend, 2014 ; Strömbäck, 2015 ; Truedson, 2015 ). Depending on how news coverage might be affected by an editorial absence – certain topics could become more frequent at the expense of others and reliance on official sources might increase – this effect on news performance (as detailed in

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Sustainable Oil and Profitable Wind
The communication of corporate responsibilities as inverted positioning

in the CSR of controversial industries drawing attention to the question of how companies respond – or how they should respond to problematic pre-existing public images. They might aspire to competitive positioning , which would mean generally keeping quiet about CSR as perceived weakness, while highlighting strengths e.g. in the field of economic performance. Or are these companies nevertheless keen to engage in credible CSR communication? Conversely, the same question arises when looking at companies with a distinctly positive image as far as social and

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Crowning Moments
Transformative populist use of the media and the case of Carl I. Hagen

opponents and the media for his handling of the matter, thus earning personal credibility, too. The ambitious Hagen, who wanted to grow and turn the Progress Party into a ruling party, showed himself to be a shrewd and savvy parliamentary tactician by making himself the most critical actor, and in the eyes of some, a statesman. The tabloid Dagbladet described Hagen’s performance as “somewhat of a statesman’s act”, and the historian and prominent Socialist Left Party politician Trygve Bull even called him “the greatest statesman since Count Wedel” Count Herman Wedel

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The Fall of the Queen of Nordic Skiing
A comparative analysis of the Swedish and Norwegian media coverage of the Therese Johaug scandal

Introduction For decades, sport has been a vehicle for the creation of national identity ( Boyle & Haynes, 2009 ) and a very conspicuous way of demonstrating national performance ( Bairner, 2015 ; Li et al., 2016 ). Historically, the best and perhaps most radical example is the 1936 Berlin Olympics which, under the aegis of Nazism, presented Germany through the works of Leni Riefenstahl. Thus, one can argue that sport is one of many social practices that contributes to the construction of “imagined communities” ( Anderson, 1983 ). More recently, hosting mega

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Issue Salience on Twitter During Swedish Party Leaders’ Debates

in the street as well as the consequences of having a foreign labour force. Consequently, it is the predominant framing of an issue that relates it to one of the two dimensions. Table 1 Coding of political issues discussed in the debates Policy dimension Issue Topics discussed Left/right Economy and labour market The state’s economy and labour market (e.g. unemployment, budget deficit, taxes) Left/right School Educational attainment, school performance, private schools and profits, class sizes, grades etc. Left

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Ritualisation of Crisis Communication
Crowd-enabled responses to the Stockholm terror attack on Twitter

ritualisation of crisis communication of ordinary people in the digital media environment. I argue that the ritual approach helps us to see beyond the multiplicity and heterogeneity of digitally mediated responses to crises. Consequently, the ritual approach facilitates a nuanced understanding of the profound social purposes of the communicative performances of ordinary people amidst acute crisis events. Three questions will be asked: 1) How are the crisis communication practices of ordinary people ritualised in the digital age? 2) What are the social functions of these

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