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The media's influence on justice policy. A review of formal communication between Members of Parliament and the Minister of Justice and Public Security.
Parliamentary Questions are an important means by which Members of Parliament ensure the accountability of Government to Parliament for its policies and actions and, through Parliament, to the people. In examining the extent to which the media have any influence on Parliamentary Questions, this study shows that they do indeed influence questions put to a minister, while the minister's replies are only to a limited extent influenced by the information that Members of Parliament extract from the media.
Motherhood forums as arenas for political debate – An analysis of online discussions about the welfare state.
This article analyses online debate in a popular Norwegian discussion forum for mothers, a forum in which participants discuss a wide range of topics that includes news and politics. A quantitative and qualitative textual analysis is given of forum discussions on welfare services and welfare politics, and how these are understood in relation to the Norwegian welfare state. Findings are contextualized in light of a theoretical perspective drawing on public sphere theory and the concept cultural citizenship.
A comparison of crossmedia news journalism at the NRK with similar European public service broadcasters.
Digitisation of news production has laid the ground for increased cooperation and integration across media platforms in broadcasting organisations, but it has proved difficult to establish satisfying work routines for cross-media journalism. Over the past few years, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) has taken specific action to implement new technology and to make both organisational changes and changes in the physical surroundings as part of an over-arching strategy of making its news journalism more platform-independent. Comparing developments within the NRK to convergence processes in a selection of five similar European public service broadcasters (as analysed in Larrond et al., 2015), the article is a status report of convergence developments in news journalism at the NRK, with specific attention given to the establishing of a centralised news desk for coordinating and publishing news across media platforms.