New Media Research Workshop: “Political Journalists’ Attitudes Toward Social Media”

Ingrid Rogstad is a PhD-candidate in political science at the Institute for Social Research/University of Oslo. She received her master’s degree in political science from the University of Oslo in 2010. Her dissertation concerns political communication and social media, i.e. how do social media affect political communication and the relationship between central political institutions and actors (including mass media and journalists).

Her talk will be based on her survey research with political journalists in Norway (n = 250). She asked about their use and attitudes towards social media. She is analysing the data through a cluster analysis and is grouping the respondents into five different groups which represent different ways of using, and looking at, social media.

Sponsored by the BCNM with support from the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative.