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Journalism and communication is undergoing deep transformative changes currently, in part due to globalization resulting in changed media use habits, and in part due to the driving forces of technology. There are deep implications for culture and society, now paving the way for a more interdisciplinary approach to the study of media and communication.  Society´s digital future is key to much of what you will find on this website. 

Oddgeir Tveiten

Professor, Agder University
World Learning Summit, Future Learning Lab
Center for Global Journalism and Communication

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Education & media

Education orientation includes political communication, globalization, journalism, technology and society

Media research

Research orientation includes global development, media & culture, journalism and globalization

Training & consultancy

If you are interested in talks, workshops, training and consultancy work in any of these areas

The emerging ecosystem of hybrid learning requires a new approach to course design and execution of entire programs. Students today have different media habits compared to students of yesterday. How does one cope and keep up with the changes? First of all, in order to understand them one needs to get involved and exposed to new education technology.

Today, communication is key to an expanding range of academic fields and concerns. The coming of “social media” has affected politics, cultural industries and the workings of the public sphere. Political science, anthropology, sociology and a spectrum of other approaches to social study are faced with issues similar to those encountered in media studies, offering a rich set of themes fo talks and interactions.

The so-called “digital transformation” of society is neither new nor inseparable from the digitalization of learning and education. Services change. Rights are challenged. Some social groups adapt more easily than others. But more profoundly, the digital challenge concerns our ways and means of dealing with truth, correct information and misinformation.

Like the music industry, film industry and popular culture – journalism is faced with a brutal need to change and adapt to new technologies and emergent global giant companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Meta. On one level there is nothing new, in the sense hat social change and transformation always has been disruptive. On the other hand, the changes today are happening at an unprecedented scale.