Turid Borgen

PhD Student – Section for Journalism, Media and Communication Studies (JMK) (2010 - 2017)

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Turid Borgen is currently not affiliated to the department.


Turid Borgen obtained har PhD in journalism from Stockholm University in May 2017. Her thesis has the title "Between societal mission and market demands. A study of the role of editors-in-chief in leading Norwegian and Swedish media companies from 1985 to 2015". The dissertation analyses changes in the role of editors-in-chief in ten leading Norwegian and Swedish media houses – today owned by either Bonnier or Schibsted – in light of the potential tensions between journalistic ideals and market demands. This duality is studied over a period of 30 years, from 1985 to 2015. The most defining changes in the structural framework under which editors-in-chief work are the ongoing technological revolution, the transformation from an analogue into a digital society, and structural, economic changes related to this development.

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