Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud

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Position Senior Research Fellow
Degree PhD

Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud has been employed by the Institute of Social Research from 2015. From 2011-2014, she led the research project "Mediation of Migration (Norway's Research Council 2011-2014).

Kjersti has previously been a Postdoctoral at the Department of Sociology and Political Science (2009-2011), holds a PhD in Media Science (2008) and majored in Political Science (2001) from the University of Oslo. 

Research Interests

Political communication, media, migration, journalism, public policy and administration.

Tags: Welfare, Migration, Elections and Democracy, Media and the public sphere

Publications

  • Karlsen, Rune; Kolltveit, Kristoffer; Schillemans, Thomas & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2020). Media and Bureaucracy: Investigating Media Awareness Amongst Civil Servants. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Ytreberg, Espen (2020). A Human Interest Economy: The Strategic Value of Turning Ordinary People into Exemplars in the News Media. Journalism Studies.  21(8), s 1093- 1108 . doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2020.1720520 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2019). Disruptive Media Events: Balancing Editorial Control and Open Dissent in the Aftermath of Terror. Journalism Practice.  13(8), s 941- 945 . doi: 10.1080/17512786.2019.1647111 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Brekke, Jan-Paul & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2018). Communicating borders - Governments deterring asylum seekers through social media campaigns. Migration Studies. . doi: 10.1093/migration/mny027 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2018). Mediated Agency, Blame Avoidance and Institutional Responsibility: Government Communication in a Personalised Media Landscape. Scandinavian Political Studies.  41(2), s 210- 232 . doi: 10.1111/1467-9477.12117
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2018). Consensus and dissent after terror: Editorial policies in times of crisis. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism.  19(3), s 333- 348 . doi: 10.1177/1464884916657519 Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Karlsen, Rune; Kolltveit, Kristoffer & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Serving the Media Ministers: A Mixed Methods Study on the Personalization of Ministerial Communication. The International Journal of Press/Politics.  22(4), s 411- 430 . doi: 10.1177/1940161217720772 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen; Steen-Johnsen, Kari & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Boundary-making in the public sphere: Contestations of free speech, In Arnfinn Haagensen Midtbøen; Kari Steen-Johnsen & Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud (ed.),  Boundary Struggles : Contestations of Free Speech in the Norwegian Public Sphere.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-02-53503-2.  Ch. 1.  s 13 - 43 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Moe, Hallvard; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Fladmoe, Audun (2017). Perceptions of journalistic bias: Party preferences, media trust and attitudes towards immigration, In Arnfinn Haagensen Midtbøen; Kari Steen-Johnsen & Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud (ed.),  Boundary Struggles : Contestations of Free Speech in the Norwegian Public Sphere.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-02-53503-2.  Chapter 4.  s 109 - 137
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2016). Disruptive Media Events : Managing mediated dissent in the aftermath of terror. Journalism Practice.  11(8), s 942- 959 . doi: 10.1080/17512786.2016.1220258 Show summary
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2016). Do marginalized sources matter?: A comparative analysis of irregular migrant voice in Western media. Journalism Studies.  17(3), s 337- 355 . doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2014.987549
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Beyer, Audun & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). The moral police : agenda-setting and framing effects of a new(s) concept of immigration. Nordicom Review.  36(1), s 65- 78 Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Backstage media-government negotiations: The failures and success of a government pitch. International Journal of Communication.  9, s 1947- 1965
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Faces of an Invisible Population: Human Interest Framing of Irregular Immigration News in the United States, France, and Norway. American Behavioral Scientist.  59(7), s 783- 801 . doi: 10.1177/0002764215573256 Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Myndighetspropaganda eller demokratisk arena: Irregulær migrasjon i norske nyhetsmedier, I:  Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet.  Gyldendal Juridisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-48425-2.  Kapittel 5.  s 110 - 127
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Larsen, Anna M. Grøndahl (2015). Mediatized Asylum Conflicts: Human-Interest Framing and Common-Sense Public Morality, In Mikkel Fugl Eskjær; Stig Hjarvard & Mette Mortensen (ed.),  The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflicts.  Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 978-1-4331-2808-0.  Chapter 6.  s 129 - 145
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Byråkrati, medier og kommunikasjon, I: Øyvind Ihlen; Eli Skogerbø & Sigurd Allern (red.),  Makt, medier og politikk: Norsk politisk kommunikasjon.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215024585.  kapittel 11.  s 147 - 158
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Mediatization of public bureaucracies: Administrative versus political loyalty. Scandinavian Political Studies.  38(2), s 179- 197 . doi: 10.1111/1467-9477.12041
  • Ihlen, Øyvind; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2014). Mediatization in new areas: The changed role of public bureaucracies, In Josef Pallas; Stefan Jonsson & Lars Strannegård (ed.),  Organizations and the media: Organizing in a mediatized world.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-81365-5.  5.  s 162 - 175
  • Ihlen, Øyvind & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2014). Making news and influencing decisions: Three threshold cases concerning forced return of immigrants. European Journal of Communication.  29(2), s 139- 152 . doi: 10.1177/0267323114523149
  • Ihlen, Øyvind & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2014). Tears and Framing Contests: Public Organizations Countering Critical and Emotional Stories. International Journal of Strategic Communication.  8(1), s 45- 60 . doi: 10.1080/1553118X.2013.850695
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Ihlen, Øyvind (2014). Mediatization in public bureaucracies: A typology. Communications.  39(1), s 3- 22 . doi: 10.1515/commun-2014-0002
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Ihlen, Øyvind (2014). Mediatization of public bureaucracies, In Knut Lundby (ed.),  Mediatization of communication.  Mouton de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-027193-5.  12.  s 405 - 422
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2013). The autonomy of Scandinavian public service broadcasters during election campaign periods :. Nordicom Review.  34(1), s 63- 76
  • Brekken, Tove; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Aalberg, Toril (2012). News Substance: The Relative Importance of Soft and De-Contextualized News, In Toril Aalberg & James Curran (ed.),  How media inform democracy. A comparative approach.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-88908-7.  s 64 - 78
  • Lundby, Knut & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2012). Mediatization of Controversy. When the Security Police Went on Facebook, In Stig Hjarvard & Mia Lövheim (ed.),  Mediatization and Religion. Nordic Perspectives.  Nordicom.  ISBN 978-91-86523-44-2.  Kapittel.  s 95 - 108
  • Strabac, Zan; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Jenssen, Anders Todal (2012). News consumption and public opposition to immigration across countries, In Toril Aalberg & James Curran (ed.),  How media inform democracy. A comparative approach.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-88908-7.  Chap.11.  s 176 - 188
  • van Aelst, Peter; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Aalberg, Toril (2012). The Political Information Environment during Election Campaigns, In Toril Aalberg & James Curran (ed.),  How media inform democracy. A comparative approach.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-88908-7.  Chapter 4.  s 50 - 63
  • Ihlen, Øyvind; Allern, Sigurd; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Waldahl, Ragnar (2010). The world on television: Market-driven, public service news. Nordicom Review.  31(2), s 31- 45 Show summary
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2008). ”Inne eller ute"? Casting av politikere til valgdebatt. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2008). Organizing Audiovisual Election Campaign Coverage. Influence on power relations between Media and Politics in Norway, In Jesper Strömbäck; Jesper Ørsten & Toril Aalberg (ed.),  Communicating Politics- Political Communication in the Nordic Countries.  Nordicom.  ISBN 978-91-89471-63-4.  Chapter 7.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2007). Nærkamp i Redaksjon EN, I: Anders Todal Jenssen & Toril Aalberg (red.),  Den medialiserte politikken.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-01063-2.  kapitel 7.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2003). Politiske nyhetsjournalister: Aktører uten intensjoner?. Norsk Medietidsskrift.

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  • Moe, Hallvard; Hovden, Jan Fredrik; Ytre-Arne, Brita; Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Nærland, Torgeir Uberg; Sakariassen, Hilde & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2019). Informerte borgere? Offentlig tilknytning, mediebruk og demokrati. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215036496.  236 s. Show summary
  • Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen; Steen-Johnsen, Kari & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (ed.) (2017). Boundary Struggles : Contestations of Free Speech in the Norwegian Public Sphere. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-02-53503-2.  323 s. Show summary

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  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Larsen, Anna M. Grøndahl & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2018). Lokal helse og omsorg i mediene: Mediepåvirkning på nært hold. Rapport – Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2018:9. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Beyer, Audun; Brekke, Jan-Paul & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Communicating borders : informing migrants and potential asylum seekers through social media. Rapport – Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2017:04. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Syse, Henrik; Ezzati, Rojan; Erdal, Marta Bivand; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti; Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Kaufmann, Mareile; Lysaker, Odin & Steen, Francis Frode Østberg (2017). Negotiating Values: Norway in the wake of July 22. PRIO Report. 2017.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona; STEEN, Arild Henrik & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2009). Norsk arbeidsliv - storm eller stille.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2009). Journalistenes valg. - Produksjon - interaksjon – iscenesettelse. Møtet mellom journalistikk og politikk i en valgkamp med fokus på NRK Fjernsynets valgformater. Acta Humaniora. 388. Show summary

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