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Toril Aalberg is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at NTNU in Trondheim. She is the author or editor of 7 books, some in conjunction with others. These include Challenges to Representative Democracy (1999), Achieving Justice (2003), Communicating Politics (2007) and How Media Inform Democracy (2012). She has published 26 book chapters and 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Sociological Review, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, International Journal of Press/Politics and the International Political Science Review. Aalbergs research Interests include comparative politics, election campaigns, how media affects public opinion, the relationship between media and politics and the role of stereotypes. She has had a number of visiting appointments including longer periods at the Department of Communication at Stanford University, Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin, and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Oslo.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts.
- (2013) Media choice and informed democracy: toward increasing news consumption gaps in Europe?. The International Journal of Press/Politics. volum 18 (3).
- (2013) INTERNATIONAL TV NEWS, FOREIGN AFFAIRS INTEREST AND PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE: A comparative study of foreign news coverage and public opinion in 11 countries. Journalism Studies. volum 14 (3).
- (2013) Internet Revolution Revisited: A Comparative Study of Online News. Media Culture and Society. volum 35 (7).
- (2013) Towards a rolling news logic in fixed time bulletins? A comparative analysis of journalistic interventions in the US, UK and Norway. European Journal of Communication.
- (2013) Do Attitudes About Immigration Predict Willingness to Admit Individual Immigrants? A Cross-National Test of the Person-Positivity Bias. Public Opinion Quarterly. volum 77 (3).
- (2013) Online Threat, But Television is Still Dominant — A comparative study of 11 nations’ news consumption. Journalism Practice. volum 7 (6).
- (2013) Auntie Knows Best? Public Broadcasters and Current Affairs Knowledge. British Journal of Political Science. volum 43 (4).
- (2013) Anti-Muslim Prejudice or General Xenophobia? Evidence from Survey Experiments across four Countries. Journal of ethnic and migration studies.
- (2013) Attitudes towards Muslim Immigrants: Evidence from Survey Experiments across Four Countries. Journal of ethnic and migration studies.
- (2013) Sources in the news: A comparative study. Journalism Studies.
- (2012) Norway. European Journal of Political Research : Political Data Yearbook. volum 51 (1).
- (2012) Who is a 'Deserving' Immigrant? An Experimental Study of Norwegian Attitudes. Scandinavian Political Studies. volum 35 (2).
- (2012) The framing of politics as strategy and game: A review of concepts, operationalizations and key findings. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism. volum 13 (2).
- (2012) Tuning out the World of News and Current Affairs. An Empirical Study of Europe’s Disconnected Citizens. European Sociological Review. volum 28 (1).
- (2012) Political Information Opportunities in Europe: A Longitudinal and Comparative Study of Thirteen Television Systems. The International Journal of Press/Politics. volum 17 (3).
- (2012) De vanskelige nyhetene. Hvordan krav om politiske forkunnskaper og kildebruk kan gjøre nyhetsdekningen vanskelig å forstå. Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. volum 28 (1).
- (2012) Makrofaktorer og offentlig opinion: En gjennomgang av forskning på økonomiske venstre–høyre-holdninger. Sosiologisk Tidsskrift. volum 20 (4).
- (2011) HEKTISK. Nationen.
- (2011) Hvem har regi på valgkampen?. Nationen.
- (2011) Interessen for lokalsamfunnet. Nationen.