Tine Ustad Figenschou

Associate professor
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Postal address 0317 Oslo P.O. Box 1097 Blindern

Academic interests

  • Media, elites and power
  • Media and marginalized groups
  • Journalism



Tine Ustad Figenschou is an associate professor at the Department of journalism and media, Oslo and Akershus University College and Researcher-II at the C-Rex centre. Figenschou has a journalistic background and worked as a researcher at the Department of media and communication (UiO) from 2006-16. Her research interests include international news, mediatization of conflicts, media-elite relations, and media and marginalized groups. At the C-REX centre she will be part of a study of right-wing media criticism and the relations between radical right groups and the mainstream media.




Figenschou, Tine Ustad and Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud (2016) “Disruptive media events”, Journalism Practice (online first September 2016). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17512786.2016.1220258


Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti and Tine Ustad Figenschou (2016) “Consensus and dissent after terror: Editorial policies in times of crisis”, Journalism (online first July 2016) DOI: 10.1177/1464884916657519


Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2016) ”Professional Journalism? Aims, strategies and dilemmas in Al Jazeera
news production”, in Abdelmoula, Ezzeddine and Noureddine Miladi (eds.) Mapping the Al Jazeera phenomenon: Twenty years on, Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, Doha.


Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2016) ”Networked reporting on Al Jazeera English”, in Cushion, Stephen & Richard Sambrook (eds.) The future of 24-hour news, New York: Peter Lang.


  • Beyer, Audun & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2018). Media hypes and public opinion. Human interest frames and hype fatigue, In Peter Vasterman (ed.),  From Media Hype to Twitter Storm. News Explosions and Their Impact on Issues, Crises and Public Opinion.  Amsterdam University Press.  ISBN 9789462982178.  11.  s 249 - 266
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2018). Mediated Agency, Blame Avoidance and Institutional Responsibility: Government Communication in a Personalised Media Landscape. Scandinavian Political Studies.  ISSN 0080-6757.  41(2), s 210- 232 . doi: 10.1111/1467-9477.12117
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2018). Consensus and dissent after terror: Editorial policies in times of crisis. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism.  ISSN 1464-8849.  19(3), s 333- 348 . doi: 10.1177/1464884916657519 Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2017). Patient narratives: Health journalists’ reflections, dilemmas and criticism of a compelling journalistic tool, In Birgitte Kjos Fonn; Harald Hornmoen; Nathalie Hyde-Clarke & Yngve Benestad Hågvar (ed.),  Putting a Face on it: Individual Exposure and Subjectivity in Journalism.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-02-52214-8.  Chapter 10.  s 235 - 256
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Karlsen, Rune; Kolltveit, Kristoffer & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Serving the Media Ministers: A Mixed Methods Study on the Personalization of Ministerial Communication. The International Journal of Press/Politics.  ISSN 1940-1612.  22(4), s 411- 430 . doi: 10.1177/1940161217720772 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2016). Professional Journalism? Aims, strategies and dilemmas in Al Jazeera English’s news production, In Ezzeddine Abdelmoula & Noureddine Miladi (ed.),  Mapping the Al Jazeera Phenomenon: Twenty Years On.  Arab Scientific Publishers, Inc..  ISBN 9786140120792.  PART IV.  s 191 - 210
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2016). Disruptive Media Events : Managing mediated dissent in the aftermath of terror. Journalism Practice.  ISSN 1751-2786.  11(8), s 942- 959 . doi: 10.1080/17512786.2016.1220258 Show summary
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2016). Do marginalized sources matter?: A comparative analysis of irregular migrant voice in Western media. Journalism Studies.  ISSN 1461-670X.  17(3), s 337- 355 . doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2014.987549
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Beyer, Audun & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). The moral police : agenda-setting and framing effects of a new(s) concept of immigration. Nordicom Review.  ISSN 1403-1108.  36(1), s 65- 78 Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Larsen, Anna M. Grøndahl (2015). Frivillige organisasjoner, I: Øyvind Ihlen; Eli Skogerbø & Sigurd Allern (red.),  Makt, medier og politikk: Norsk politisk kommunikasjon.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215024585.  kapittel.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Backstage media-government negotiations: The failures and success of a government pitch. International Journal of Communication.  ISSN 1932-8036.  9, s 1947- 1965
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Faces of an Invisible Population: Human Interest Framing of Irregular Immigration News in the United States, France, and Norway. American Behavioral Scientist.  ISSN 0002-7642.  59(7), s 783- 801 . doi: 10.1177/0002764215573256 Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2015). Myndighetspropaganda eller demokratisk arena: Irregulær migrasjon i norske nyhetsmedier, I:  Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet.  Gyldendal Juridisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-48425-2.  Kapittel 5.  s 110 - 127
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Larsen, Anna M. Grøndahl (2015). Mediatized Asylum Conflicts: Human-Interest Framing and Common-Sense Public Morality, In Mikkel Fugl Eskjær; Stig Hjarvard & Mette Mortensen (ed.),  The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflicts.  Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 978-1-4331-2808-0.  Chapter 6.  s 129 - 145
  • Ihlen, Øyvind; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Larsen, Anna M. Grøndahl (2015). Behind the framing scenes: Challenges and opportunities for NGOs and authorities framing irregular immigration. American Behavioral Scientist.  ISSN 0002-7642.  59(7), s 822- 838 . doi: 10.1177/0002764215573254
  • Beyer, Audun & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2014). Human-Interest Fatigue: Audience Evaluations of a Massive Emotional Story. International Journal of Communication.  ISSN 1932-8036.  8, s 1944- 1963 Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Beyer, Audun (2014). Elitene, minoritetene og mediene: Definisjonsmakt i norsk innvandringsdebatt. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning.  ISSN 0040-716X.  55(1), s 25- 54
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Beyer, Audun (2014). The Limits of the Debate: How the Oslo Terror Shook the Norwegian Immigration Debate. The International Journal of Press/Politics.  ISSN 1940-1612.  19(4), s 430- 452 . doi: 10.1177/1940161214542954 Show summary
  • Ihlen, Øyvind; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2014). Mediatization in new areas: The changed role of public bureaucracies, In Josef Pallas; Stefan Jonsson & Lars Strannegård (ed.),  Organizations and the media: Organizing in a mediatized world.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-81365-5.  5.  s 162 - 175
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Ihlen, Øyvind (2014). Mediatization in public bureaucracies: A typology. Communications.  ISSN 0341-2059.  39(1), s 3- 22 . doi: 10.1515/commun-2014-0002
  • Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti; Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Ihlen, Øyvind (2014). Mediatization of public bureaucracies, In Knut Lundby (ed.),  Mediatization of communication.  Mouton de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-027193-5.  12.  s 405 - 422
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2012). Content: The Messages of AJE's News, In Philip Seib (ed.),  Al Jazeera English: Global News in a Changing World.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 9780230340206.  3.  s 41 - 56
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2012). The South is talking back: With a white face and a British accent – editorial dilemmas in Al Jazeera English. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism.  ISSN 1464-8849.  13(3), s 354- 370 . doi: 10.1177/1464884911398337
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2011). Suffering Up Close: The Strategic Construction of Mediated Suffering on Al Jazeera English. International Journal of Communication.  ISSN 1932-8036.  5, s 233- 253
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2010). A voice for the voiceless? A quantitative content analysis of Al-Jazeera English's flagship news. Global Media and Communication.  ISSN 1742-7665.  6(1), s 85- 107
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2010). Young, female, Western researcher vs. senior, male, Al Jazeera officials: critical reflections on accessing and interviewing media elites in authoritarian societies. Media Culture and Society.  ISSN 0163-4437.  32(6), s 961- + . doi: 10.1177/0163443710379667
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2009). Al-Jazeera effekten, I: Elisabeth Eide & Anne Hege Simonsen (red.),  Dekke verden! Lærebok i utenriksjournalistikk.  IJ-forlaget.  ISBN 978-82-7147-309-9.  15.  s 245 - 260
  • Ottosen, Rune & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2007). September 11 in Norwegian Media: Images of the Local Threat, In Tomasz Pludowski (ed.),  How the World's News Media Reacted to 9/11. Essays from Around the Globe.  Marquette Books LLC.  ISBN 9780922993666.  7.  s 122 - 137
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2006). Courting, Criticism, Censorship and Bombs: The Bush Administration’s Troubled Relations with Al Jazeera Channel from September 11th to the War in Iraq. Nordicom Review.  ISSN 1403-1108.  1(27), s 81- 96
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2006). Hvor mye medievold er for mye?. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier.  ISSN 1503-5727.  2, s 54- 63
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2006). Kanalen mot strømmen. Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  27(1), s 173- 198
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2003). Hvordan selge den amerikanske drømmen til ”araberen i gata”?. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier.  ISSN 1503-5727.  2, s 98- 107

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  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2013). Al Jazeera and the global media landscape: The South is talking back. Routledge.  ISBN 9780415814430.  208 s.

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  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Larsen, Anna M. Grøndahl & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2018). Lokal helse og omsorg i mediene: Mediepåvirkning på nært hold. Rapport – Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2018:9. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2017). Public sector communications and NGOs.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2017). Sosial byråkrati? Innovasjon, prøving og feiling.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Fredriksson, Magnus; Pallas, Josef & Houlberg, Heidi (2017). Mediatization in translation – the Nordic experience.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea (2017). The mainstream is fake: Media criticism and distrust from the radical right.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Karlsen, Rune; Kolltveit, Kristoffer & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Media influence on bureaucratic decision-making: Evidence from Norway and the Netherlands.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Dual Personalization: Government communication in an emotional media landscape.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Helsebyråkratiets bevisste bruk av media.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Social bureucracies? Government communication beyond the news logic.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2017). Sosialt byråkrati?.
  • Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2017). Media criticism and mistrust in radical right-wing alternative media.
  • Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2017). The mainstream is fake: Media criticism and mistrust in right-wing alternative media.
  • Kolltveit, Kristoffer; Karlsen, Rune & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2017). Mounting media pressure: Push and pull forces influencing decision making in public bureaucracies.
  • Syse, Henrik; Ezzati, Rojan; Erdal, Marta Bivand; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti; Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Kaufmann, Mareile; Lysaker, Odin & Steen, Francis Frode Østberg (2017). Negotiating Values: Norway in the wake of July 22. PRIO Report. 2017.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2016). Networked Reporting on Al Jazeera English: Context, Challenges and Comparative Advantages, In Stephen Cushion & Richard Sambrook (ed.),  The Future of 24-hour News: New Directions, New Challenges.  Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 9781433130472.  Chapter 16.  s 201 - 212
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Beyer, Audun (2014). The Limits of the Debate. How the Oslo Terror Attacks shook the Norwegian Immigration Debate.
  • Beyer, Audun & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2013). Burglar Alarm Fatigue. Media-hype, human-interest frames and audience reactions to a real-life news serial.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad & Beyer, Audun (2013). Norwegian Identity Revisited: How the 22/7 Terror Attacks Shook the Immigration Debate.
  • Beyer, Audun & Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2012). The consequences of mediatized news serials – what does the audience say?.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti & Ihlen, Øyvind (2012). Mediatized bureaucracy: Uncovering mediatization in public organizations.
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2010). The South is Talking Back: Al Jazeera English as a Strategic Contra-Flow. Show summary
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2008). Review: Mohamed Zayani and Sofiane Sahraoui: The Culture of Al Jazeera: Inside an Arab Media Giant. European Journal of Communication.  ISSN 0267-3231.  23(2), s 226- 228
  • Figenschou, Tine Ustad (2004). Fra ofre til heltinner. Innvandrerkvinner i norske medier, I: Erika Jahr (red.),  Kjønn og journalistikk i mediene.  IJ Forlaget.  ISBN 9788271472658.  2.  s 33 - 54

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