The following overview contains texts sorted under the genre "Research article" on larsnyre.no.

Media Design Method: Combining Media Studies with Design Science to Make New Media

This text was published in in . The topic is , and the genre .

Media researchers should construct their own new media. It is in the public’s best interest that academics as well as industry professionals and amateurs experiment directly with the materiality of new media. Due to a medium’s potential for becoming important in people’s lives, its success should be measured not only by its profitability and usability, […]

Two-way Radio: Audience Participation and Editorial Control in the Future

This text was published in in . The topic is and the genre .

Authors: Lars Nyre & Marko Ala-Fossi This book deals with the promise of digital radio. In the 2000s, we see clear tendencies towards a participatory turn in broadcast media, and this is often praised as one the greatest improvements brought along by the digitalization of mass media. Broadcasters now commonly use SMS-messaging, interactive websites and […]

What does it mean to trust the media?

This text was published in in . The topic is and the genre .

Authors: Tereza Pavlíčková, Lars Nyre and Jelena Jurisic 1. Introduction What does it mean when people say that they trust or do not trust the media? Additionally, we ask what is so important about this question? In this chapter we suggest that the audiences’ trust in media must be conceptually re-considered. If we want to […]

Locative journalism: Designing a location- dependent news medium for smartphones

This text was published in in . The topic is and the genre .

Authors: Lars Nyre, Solveig Bjørnestad and Bjørnar Tessem (University of Bergen, Norway) Kjetil Vaage Øie (Volda University College, Norway) This article provides an account of the tensions between locative context-awareness and the act of writing journalistic copy for a mobile application. Based on the field trials of the interdisciplinary LocaNews project, the article discusses locative […]

For and against Participation: A Hermeneutical Approach to Participation in the Media

This text was published in in . The topic is , and the genre .

Authors: Lars Nyre and Brian O’Neill: Media use is a social activity, and nowhere is it more social than during participatory acts where the user is personally engaged in the public sphere and can lose face or have success in the eyes of others. This chapter deals with ordinary people’s reasons for and against participating […]

The broadcast public and its problems

This text was published in in . The topic is and the genre .

It was a loss for Western democracies that wireless transmission technologies, which were discovered and invented from around 1900, became broadcasting and not something more democratic. Transmission acquired a centralised structure, an expert-oriented journalistic ethics, and a relatively passive domestic culture of reception. This was good, but not good enough. In strictly technical terms, the […]

Experimenting with New Media for Journalism

This text was published in in . The topic is and the genre .

New media are maturing, and it is increasingly evident that they wield great influence on traditional journalism as we find it in newspapers, radio and TV news programmes. The present article (1) deals with two strengths of the new media: their affordance of public participation through the aid of two-way interfaces, and their affordance of […]

Normative media research: Moving from the ivory tower to the control tower

This text was published in in . The topic is and the genre .

The article enquires about the role of researchers in an era of increasingly competitive innovation in the media industry. I argue that research-driven change in the mass media is possible, and that there should be more of it in the future. More democratic participation in mass media is the issue that most urgently needs to […]

Minimum journalism – Experimental procedures for democratic participation in sound media

This text was published in in . The topic is and the genre .

This article presents a sociological experiment with public speaking in a controlled studio environment. We tested several procedures designed to make it possible for ordinary Norwegian citizens to discuss and deliberate public issues more freely than is currently possible in public service broadcasting and the commercial sector. Demostation ran two different series of editorial programming […]

What happens when I turn on the TV set?

In a little known manuscript from 1998 Paddy Scannell asks some dumbfoundingly basic questions about the electronic media: ‘What happens when you turn on your television set? What is the meaning of television?’ The present article presents Scannell’s Heideggerian analysis of the act of turning on the TV set, and relates it to his other […]

The Interactive Sublime: Obstacles to Dialogue in Digital Broadcasting

This text was published in in . The topic is and the genre .

Interactivity is the most revered value of new media. It promises to empower domestic users and make the media more democratic, and even to increase the profit of media companies in the bargain. The meaning of “interactivity ” must be defined carefully so that we do not confuse good and bad qualities in communication just […]