In 2007 The Tinius Trust granted the 3 year media research scholarship to Arne H. Krumsvik (44). In 2099 – 2012 he will
perform research on the conditions affecting Freedom of Expression – and the professionalizing of journalism. He has been
granted a pause in the research while in 2010 acting as Secretary of the government appointed Media Support Committee.
What influences the Freedom of Expression, what impact will ownership concentration in media have? The digital revolution
will give every citizen the ability to get published, - how will this impact the role of the traditional media – and will
this make it easier for all voices to be heard?
These are the issues Arne H. Krumsvik are working on in his postgraduate work as a Tinius Scholar at the University of Oslo,
at the Institute of Media and Communication (IMK).
Arne H. Krumsvik has an impressive track record in journalism and media management. He has been in charge of the online operations
in both VG and Dagbladet, as well as in SOL (Scandinavia On Line). He has been Editor-in-Chief of Romerikes Blad, and also
in Kanal24 (national commercial radio). He got his PhD on his thesis; " The Online News Factory: A Multi-Lens Investigation of the Strategy, Structure, and Process of Online News Production at CNN
and NRK" at the University of Oslo in 2009. In 2008 he co-authored an anthology on Journalism in the digital working day with Media
Professor R. Ottosen. In this anthology well renowned researchers discussed structural and fundamental issues related to media
ownership, economy in the online news media – and in the terrestrial digital transmission systems. The book discusses the
organizational changes necessary in the newsrooms – and the conflicts inherent in the process when implementing the multimedial
“- Technological developments create new conditions for both journalism and the freedom of expression, - and I am grateful
to the Tinius Trust for giving me the opportunity to continue my research in this field” – says Arne H. Krumsvik.
His project will focus on the consequences of ownership concentration in media, - as well as the professionalism of media
management and journalism – and how this may impact the aspects of freedom of expression, such as freedom of the press, free
access to information and communication – in other words how we will be able to express ourselves without fear of interference
from the powers that be; - e.g. the government.
Due to new technology – we have never had it as easy to express ourselves. The obstacles to publish are few – and minor. But
in the more and more fragmented media landscape we are getting – the challenges to be heard get more difficult – and make
it necessary for us to be able to redefine what media pluralism will be in the future.
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