Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud

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

  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Hallin, Daniel C. (2021). Whose stories are told and who is made responsible? Human-interest framing in health journalism in Norway, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism. doi: 10.1177/14648849211041516. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ytreberg, Espen & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2020). Agencies and Experiences of the “Good Participant” : The Long-Term Trajectories of Patients Turned Media Participants. International Journal of Communication. 14, p. 6182–6198.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2020). “Hey there in the Night”: The Strategies, Dilemmas and Costs of a Personalized Digital Lobbying Campaign. In Hornmoen, Harald; Fonn, Birgitte Kjos; Hyde-Clarke, Nathalie & Hågvar, Yngve Benestad (Ed.), Media Health. The Personal in Public Stories. Universitetsforlaget. p. 165–185. doi: 10.18261/9788215040844-2020-9.
  • Hallin, Daniel C.; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2020). Biomedicalization and Media in Comparative Perspective: Audiences, Frames, and Actors in Norwegian, Spanish, U.K. and U.S. Health News. The International Journal of Press/Politics. doi: 10.1177/1940161220960415.
  • Karlsen, Rune; Kolltveit, Kristoffer; Schillemans, Thomas & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2020). Media and Bureaucracy: Investigating Media Awareness Amongst Civil Servants. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration. Full text in Research Archive
  • 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), p. 1093–1108. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2020.1720520. Full text in Research Archive
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2019). Disruptive Media Events: Balancing Editorial Control and Open Dissent in the Aftermath of Terror. Journalism Practice. 13(8), p. 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
  • 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), p. 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), p. 333–348. doi: 10.1177/1464884916657519.
  • 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), p. 411–430. doi: 10.1177/1940161217720772. Full text in Research Archive
  • Moe, Hallvard; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Fladmoe, Audun (2017). Perceptions of journalistic bias: Party preferences, media trust and attitudes towards immigration. In Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen; Steen-Johnsen, Kari & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (Ed.), Boundary Struggles : Contestations of Free Speech in the Norwegian Public Sphere. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. p. 109–137.
  • Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen; Steen-Johnsen, Kari & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Boundary-making in the public sphere: Contestations of free speech. In Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen; Steen-Johnsen, Kari & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (Ed.), Boundary Struggles : Contestations of Free Speech in the Norwegian Public Sphere. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. p. 13–43. Full text in Research Archive
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2016). Disruptive Media Events : Managing mediated dissent in the aftermath of terror. Journalism Practice. 11(8), p. 942–959. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2016.1220258.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2016). Do marginalized sources matter?: A comparative analysis of irregular migrant voice in Western media. Journalism Studies. 17(3), p. 337–355. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2014.987549.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Byråkrati, medier og kommunikasjon. In Ihlen, Øyvind; Skogerbø, Eli & Allern, Sigurd (Ed.), Makt, medier og politikk: Norsk politisk kommunikasjon. Universitetsforlaget. p. 147–158.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Myndighetspropaganda eller demokratisk arena: Irregulær migrasjon i norske nyhetsmedier, Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet. Gyldendal Juridisk. p. 110–127.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Backstage media-government negotiations: The failures and success of a government pitch. International Journal of Communication. 9, p. 1947–1965.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Larsen, Anna M. Grøndahl (2015). Mediatized Asylum Conflicts: Human-Interest Framing and Common-Sense Public Morality. In Eskjær, Mikkel Fugl; Hjarvard, Stig & Mortensen, Mette (Ed.), The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflicts. Peter Lang Publishing Group. p. 129–145.
  • 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), p. 783–801. doi: 10.1177/0002764215573256.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Mediatization of public bureaucracies: Administrative versus political loyalty. Scandinavian Political Studies. 38(2), p. 179–197. doi: 10.1111/1467-9477.12041.
  • 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), p. 65–78.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Ihlen, Øyvind (2014). Mediatization in public bureaucracies: A typology. Communications. 39(1), p. 3–22. doi: 10.1515/commun-2014-0002.
  • Ihlen, Øyvind; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2014). Mediatization in new areas: The changed role of public bureaucracies. In Pallas, Josef; Jonsson, Stefan & Strannegård, Lars (Ed.), Organizations and the media: Organizing in a mediatized world. Routledge. p. 162–175. doi: 10.1515/commun-2014-0002.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Ihlen, Øyvind (2014). Mediatization of public bureaucracies. In Lundby, Knut (Eds.), Mediatization of communication. De Gruyter Mouton. p. 405–422. doi: 10.1515/9783110272215.405.
  • Ihlen, Øyvind & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2014). Tears and Framing Contests: Public Organizations Countering Critical and Emotional Stories. International Journal of Strategic Communication. 8(1), p. 45–60. doi: 10.1080/1553118X.2013.850695.
  • Ihlen, Øyvind & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2014). Making news and influencing decisions: Three threshold cases concerning forced return of immigrants. European Journal of Communication. 29(2), p. 139–152. doi: 10.1177/0267323114523149.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2013). The autonomy of Scandinavian public service broadcasters during election campaign periods :. Nordicom Review. 34(1), p. 63–76. doi: 10.2478/nor-2013-0043.
  • Lundby, Knut & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2012). Mediatization of Controversy. When the Security Police Went on Facebook. In Hjarvard, Stig & Lövheim, Mia (Ed.), Mediatization and Religion. Nordic Perspectives. Nordicom. p. 95–108.
  • Brekken, Tove; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Aalberg, Toril (2012). News Substance: The Relative Importance of Soft and De-Contextualized News. In Aalberg, Toril & Curran, James (Ed.), How media inform democracy. A comparative approach. Routledge. p. 64–78.
  • van Aelst, Peter; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Aalberg, Toril (2012). The Political Information Environment during Election Campaigns. In Aalberg, Toril & Curran, James (Ed.), How media inform democracy. A comparative approach. Routledge. p. 50–63.
  • Strabac, Zan; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Jenssen, Anders Todal (2012). News consumption and public opposition to immigration across countries. In Aalberg, Toril & Curran, James (Ed.), How media inform democracy. A comparative approach. Routledge. p. 176–188.
  • Ihlen, Øyvind; Allern, Sigurd; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Waldahl, Ragnar (2010). The world on television: Market-driven, public service news. Nordicom Review. 31(2), p. 31–45.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2008). Organizing Audiovisual Election Campaign Coverage. Influence on power relations between Media and Politics in Norway. In Strömbäck, Jesper; Ørsten, Jesper & Aalberg, Toril (Ed.), Communicating Politics- Political Communication in the Nordic Countries. Nordicom.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2008). ”Inne eller ute"? Casting av politikere til valgdebatt. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2007). Nærkamp i Redaksjon EN. In Jenssen, Anders Todal & Aalberg, Toril (Ed.), Den medialiserte politikken. Universitetsforlaget.
  • 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 [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Informerte borgere? Offentlig tilknytning, mediebruk og demokrati. Universitetsforlaget. 236 p.
  • Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen; Steen-Johnsen, Kari & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Boundary Struggles : Contestations of Free Speech in the Norwegian Public Sphere. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 323 p.

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  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2021). Helse, medier og makt: Kommunikasjonsregimer i mediene. Institutt for samfunnsforskning. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mangset, Marte; Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti; Wollebæk, Dag & Fladmoe, Audun (2021). Forskerne og offentligheten – om ytringsfrihet i akademia. Fritt ord. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fladmoe, Audun; Wollebæk, Dag; Steen-Johnsen, Kari & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2021). Hva mener befolkningen om ytringsfrihetens grenser? Fritt ord. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nadim, Marjan; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Fladmoe, Audun (2021). Gråsoner og grenseoverskridelser på nettet: En studie av deltagere i opphetede og aggressive nettdebatter. Institutt for samfunnsforskning. Full text in Research Archive
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Larsen, Anna M. Grøndahl & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2018). Lokal helse og omsorg i mediene: Mediepåvirkning på nært hold. Institutt for samfunnsforskning. Full text in Research Archive
  • Syse, Henrik; Ezzati, Rojan; Erdal, Marta Bivand; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Kaufmann, Mareile [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2017). Negotiating Values: Norway in the wake of July 22. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).
  • Beyer, Audun; Brekke, Jan-Paul & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Communicating borders : informing migrants and potential asylum seekers through social media. Institutt for samfunnsforskning. Full text in Research Archive
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2009). Journalistenes valg. - Produksjon - interaksjon – iscenesettelse. Møtet mellom journalistikk og politikk i en valgkamp med fokus på NRK Fjernsynets valgformater. Unipub forlag.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona; STEEN, Arild Henrik & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2009). Norsk arbeidsliv - storm eller stille. Arbeidsforskningsinstituttet.

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  • Haugsgjerd, Atle & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2021). Innspill til debatten om strukturell rasisme: potensial, utfordringer og kritikk. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 62(1), p. 78–79. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-291X-2021-01-04.
  • Haugsgjerd, Atle; Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2020). Ulikhet og ideologi: Hva kan norsk samfunnsforskning lære av Piketty? Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 61(4). doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-291X-2020-04-04. Full text in Research Archive
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2019). Mediatization and implisit normativity in the study of immigration. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 60(1), p. 84–87. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-291X-2019-01-07.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2019). Informasjonsstrukturen i den norske valgkampen legger ikke til rette for meningsfull formidling. [Newspaper]. Morgenbladet.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2019). Tilliten til den politiske journalistikken under press.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2019). Sykdom og helse i mediene.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2019). The Human Interest Economy: Making media cases out of patients.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2019). Alarmed citizens: Immigration, mistrust and alternative media.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2019). Mediatisering og implisitt normativitet i innvandringsforskningen. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 60(1), p. 84–87. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-291X-2019-01-07.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2018). Personlig sykdom er gull verdt for mediene. [Newspaper]. Morgenbladet.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Fredheim, Nanna Alida; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Ytreberg, Espen (2018). The use of digital and mainstream media lobbying health interests.
  • Moe, Hallvard & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Høyresiden har størst mistillit til journalistikken. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Social bureucracies? Government communication beyond the news logic.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Karlsen, Rune; Kolltveit, Kristoffer & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Media influence on bureaucratic decision-making: Evidence from Norway and the Netherlands.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Dual Personalization: Government communication in an emotional media landscape.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Helsebyråkratiets bevisste bruk av media.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Sosialt byråkrati?
  • Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen; Steen-Johnsen, Kari & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Utstøting og selvsensur truer ytringsfriheten i Norge. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Framing Irregular Immigration in Western Media. American Behavioral Scientist. 59(7), p. 771–782. doi: 10.1177/0002764215573255.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Ihlen, Øyvind (2012). Mediatized bureaucracy: Uncovering mediatization in public organizations.
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2010). Med media som 7. sans : norsk politikk som ekstremt case. Sosiologi i dag. 40(4), p. 77–91.

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