Helge Rønning

Professor Emeritus

Background

Born in Oslo, Norway. 1943.

Education

Norwegian matriculation exam. Oslo Katedralskole. 1962.

Studies at the University of Oslo, 1963-71. Ending with a Magistergrad in Comparative literature, topic of dissertation: Nigerian Novels and Social Change. Supporting subjects for the degree: English literature and language, Nordic literature and languages.

Studies in literature and philosophy at Brandeis University, Mass. USA. 1964-65.

Studies in anthropology and African Studies at School of Oriental and African Studies. London University 1968-69.

Academic positions

Research assistant and research fellow in The Department of Comparative Literature University of Oslo 1972-1980.

Lecturer and later Senior Lecturer in The Department of Nordic Literature and Languages. UofO.1980-87.

Professor in The Department of Media and Communication. UofO. from 1987- .

Head of Department in two periods.

Member of the Faculty Board of Faculty of Humanities

Selected posts and activities

Member of the faculty board of The Faculty of Arts, University of Oslo during several periods,.

Member of several committees in the Norwegian Research Council.

Reporter and editor with Norwegian radio and television on a free-lance basis.

Editor and reader with Norwegian publishers.

Editor of the journals Kontrast and Samtiden 1969-1979, 1979-1989.

Reviewer for the Norwegian daily newspaper Dagbladet  1978 –1998.

Member of the government committee that planned the Norwegian film school (1989)

 President of Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Union 1994 –1996 (Norsk faglitterær forfatter- og oversetterforening (NFF).

Member of the Programme council (Proramrådet) for TV2 1994 - 1998.

Member of the board for Oslo Regional College for Higher Education (Høgskolen i Oslo) 1994 – 2000.

Member of the Norwegian Public Service Broadcasting Council (Allmennkringkastingsrådet) 1996 – 2004.

Member of the Government Commission on Freedom of Expression  (Ytringsfrihetskommisjonen) 1996- 1999.

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Centre for Environment and Development Research, (Senter for utvikling og miljø) University of Oslo:  1990 - 2000

Chairman of the Board of the Ibsen Centre (Senter for Ibsenstudier), University of Oslo 1997 – 2009.

Chairman of the Board of the Norwegian Reprographic Rights Organisations, Kopinor, 1998 - 2010.

Member of the National Ibsen Committee  (Nasjonalkomiteen for Ibsensatsning)1998 – 2007.

Member of the Council and Board for the Norwegian Literature Festival (Norsk litteraturfestival) 1997 – 2014.

Chairman of  Government Advisory Council on Results in Development Policies (Rådgivender utvalg for resultater i utviklingspolitikken) 2001 – 2003.

Member of the international Jury for Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century. 2001 – 2002

Member of the National Committee for Ethics in Resarch. 2003 – 2006

Chairman of the Board of NORCODE (Norwegian Copyright Development Organisation) 2011 –

Consultancies and Evaluations.

Evaluations and consultancies undertaken for NORAD, Danida, UNDP; UNESCO, and other agencies in the areas of:

Research, Cultural policies, Media,

Languages

Norwegian – native (Swedish Danish); English fluent – written and spoken; German – good reading – acceptable speaking capacity; French – reading capacity; Portuguese – good reading – good speaking, passable writing; Italian – reading – slow; Spanish – reading – slow.

Educational Areas

Textual analysis of fim and TV; Adaptation; Media and Literature; Cultural Studies; News analysis and International Journalism; Media and Democracy; Media and Development; Freedom of Expression; Intellectual Property Rights and the Media; Media Theory.

Research areas

Film and TV analysis; News Analysis; Democratic Developments and Media; Globalisation Theory; Media and Development, African Media and politics; Freedom of Expression; Copyright in the Media; Cultural Studies; The book as a Medium; Cultural Politics; Media and Literature.

Research Projects

 The Voice of China in Africa – Media and Soft Power. (http://www.cmi.no/research/project/?1686=voice-of-china), Between Ink and Hyperlink. European Publishing. (With Tore Slaatta)

Emneord: Medier og kommunikasjon, Medieestetikk, Ytringsfrihet og demokrati i mediene

Publikasjoner

Den umulige friheten. Henrik Ibsen og moderniteten. Oslo 2006. Rønning, Helge. African Journalism and the Struggle for Democratic Media. I: Making Journalists. London and New York: Routledge 2005. ISBN 0-415-31502-6. s. 157-181

Communication, Convergence, and Citizens' Rights. I: Comunicação para os cidadãos no estado da sociedade em que vivemos. Oeiras: Camerra municipal de Oeiras 2004. ISBN 9896080003. s. 221-231

Status of Media in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. I: Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications. San Diego: Academic Press 2003. ISBN 01238

The Media in Zimbabwe: The Struggle between State and Civil Society. I: Twenty Years of Independence in Zimbabwe. From Liberation to Authoritarianism. Houndmills. Basingstoke: Macmillan 2003. ISBN 0333804538. s. 196-222

Norske kulturforlag og internasjonale mediekonserner. Etterord til André Schifrin: Bøker og business. I: Bøker og business: Aschehoug. Oslo 2002. ISBN 82-03-20630-1. s. 187-205

The Role of Media in a Democracy: Political Transition, Civil Society, and Freedom of Expression. I: Training for Media Transformation and Democracy: South African National Editors' Forum 2002. ISBN 0-620-27762-9. s. 112-125

Waldahl, Ragnar; Andersen, Michael Bruun; Rønning, Helge. Nyheter først og fremst. Myter og realiteter om norske tv-nyheter.: Universitetsforlaget 2002. ISBN 82-15-00147-5. 325 s.

Media and Democrcay in Southern Africa. A Northern View. I: Essays and Conversations on MEDIA & DEMOCRACY.: Nordic SADC Journalism Centre Trust. Maputo. Mosambik 2001. s. 62-86

Rønning, Helge; Kupe, Tawana. The Dual Legacy of Democracy and Authoritarianism: The Media and the State in Zimbabwe. I: De-Westernizing Media Studies: Routledge 2000. ISBN 0-415-19394-X. s. 157-177

 Broadcasting regulation vs. freedom of expression and editorial independence a contradictory relationship?. / Rønning, Helge.

In: Nordicom Review, Vol. 28, 2007.

Den åpne samtalens rom : om offentlighetsteorier. / Rønning, Helge.

Norske medier : journalistikk, politikk og kultur. ed. / Kristin Skare Orgeret. Kristiansand : Høyskoleforlaget AS, 2012. p. 163-181.

Det elegante uromoment : Hans Fredrik Dahl og offentligheten. / Bastiansen, Henrik G. (Editor); Hjeltnes, Guri (Editor); Lundby, Knut (Editor); Rønning, Helge (Editor); Hagtvet, Bernt (Editor).

Oslo : Pax Forlag, 2009. 410 p.

Digital challenges to bibliodiversity. / Rønning, Helge; Slaatta, Tore.

In: Bibliodiversity , Vol. 1, 2011, p. 96-103.

Europeisk bokpolitikk : prisregulering som kulturpolitisk virkemiddel. / Larsen, Håkon; Rønning, Helge; Slaatta, Tore.

In: Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidsskrift, No. 1, 2012, p. 121-148.

Freedom of expression is not a given right. / Rønning, Helge.

Freedom of expression revisited. ed. / Ulla Carlsson. Gøteborg : Nordicom, Göteborgs universitet, 2013. p. 13-26.

Freedom of expression is not a given right. / Rønning, Helge.

In: Nordicom Information, Vol. 35, No. 3-4, 2013, p. 1-14.

Freedom of speech abridged? : cultural, legal and philosophical challenges. / Kierulf, Anine (Editor); Rønning, Helge.

Göteborg : Nordicom, Göteborgs universitet, 2009. 155 p. (Research Anthologies and Monographs).

Half-orchestrated, half freestyle : soft power and reporting Africa in China. / Rønning, Helge; Li, Shubo.

In: Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, Vol. 34, 2013.

Homo Proponens - det utgivende mennesket. / Slaatta, Tore; Rønning, Helge.

Forlagsredaktion: Claus Clausen. ed. / N. Brennøe; P. Juul; C. Rothstein. Tiderne Skifter, 2013. p. 208-218.

Hva er en redaktør? : Notat om redaktørrollens forandringer og om en mulig lovfesting av redaktørplakaten. / Rønning, Helge.

Oslo : Norsk Journalistlag, 2007. 29 p.

Ibsen as a Modernising Agent : Ibsen Inside or Outside History?. / Rønning, Helge.

The Living Ibsen. ed. / Frode Helland; Kaja S. Mollerin; Jon Nygaard; Astrid Sæther. Oslo : Unipub AS, 2007. (Acta Ibseniana).

Intercultural implications of A Doll's House. / Rønning, Helge.

Ibsen across cultures. ed. / Jian Sun; Frode Helland. Shanghai : FuDan University Press, 2012. p. 135-142.

Introduction : changes and challenges in African media. / Orgeret, Kristin Skare; Rønning, Helge.

The power of communication: changes and challenges in African media. ed. / Kristin Skare Orgeret; Helge Rønning. Oslo : Unipub forlag, 2009. p. 5-25.

Knowing and debating the unexpected. / Rønning, Helge.

Hunting high and low: skriftfest for Jostein Gripsrud. ed. / Jan Fredrik Hovden; Karl Knapskog. Oslo : Spartacus - Scandinavian Academic Press, 2012. p. 417-436.

Legitimacy of power and the possibilities for opposition in Africa : the role of the media. /

Lusophone Africa : 50 Years of Media. / Rønning, Helge.

50 Years of African Journalism: frican Media Since Ghana's Indpendence. ed. / Guy Berger; Elsabeth Barrat. Johannesburg : Highway Africa, African Editors Forum; Media Foundation of West Africa, 2007.

Makt og endring i den litterære institusjon. / Rønning, Helge; Slaatta, Tore.

Litteratursosiologiske perspektiv. ed. / Jofrid Karner Smidt; Tonje Holm; Knut Oterholm; Lis Byberg. Oslo : Universitetsforlaget AS, 2013. p. 93-117.

Mangfoldets styrke. / Rønning, Helge.

Det elegante uromoment: Hans Fredrik Dahl og offentligheten: festskrift på 70-årsdagen. ed. / Henrik G. Bastiansen; Bernt Hagtvet; Guri Hjeltnes; Knut Lundby; Helge Rønning. Oslo : Pax Forlag, 2009. p. 247-263.

Opening Remarks to the Sessions of the UNESCO International Symposium on Freedom of Expression, 26 January, 2011. / Rønning, Helge.

In: Nordicom-Information, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2011, p. 71-74.

South-North perspectives : the development of cultural and media studies in Southern Africa. / Tomaselli, Keyan; Mboti, Nyasha; Rønning, Helge.

In: Media Culture and Society, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2013, p. 36-43.

Strenghts and weaknesses : political change and the media in Africa since the 1990s. / Rønning, Helge.

The power of communication: changes and challenges in African media. ed. / Helge Rønning; Kristin Orgeret. Unipub, 2009. p. 25-65.

The contemporary challenge to the concept of universal human rights and freedom of expression. / Rønning, Helge.

Freedom of speech abridged?: cultural, legal and philosophical challenges. ed. / Helge Rønning; Anine Kierulf. Göteborg : Nordicom, Göteborgs universitet, 2009. p. 9-19.

The influence of the media : audiences and impact in Mozambique. / Rønning, Helge.

The power of communication: changes and challenges in African media. ed. / Kristin Orgeret; Helge Rønning. Unipub forlag, 2009. p. 243-285.

The politics of corruption and the media in Africa. / Rønning, Helge.

In: Journal of African Media Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2008, p. 155-171.

The power of communication : changes and challenges in African media. / Rønning, Helge; Orgeret, Kristin Skare.

Oslo : Unipub forlag, 2009.

Til bokas pris : utredning av litteraturpolitiske virkemidler i Europa. / Rønning, Helge; Slaatta, Tore; Torvund, Olav; Larsen, Håkon; Colbjørnsen, Terje.

Oslo : Kulturdepartementet, 2012. 189 p.

Tools for democracy or surveillance? : reflections on the rule of law on the Internet. / Rønning, Helge.

The digital public sphere: challenges for media policy. ed. / Jostein Gripsrud; Hallvard Moe. Göteborg : Nordicom, Göteborgs universitet, 2010. p. 133-142 (Research Anthologies and Monographs chapter).

Tv-nyhetenes verden. / Waldahl, Ragnar; Rønning, Helge; Andersen, Michael Bruun.

Oslo : Universitetsforlaget AS, 2009. 224 p.

What constitutes media development?. / Rønning, Helge.

Norden och världen: perspektiv från forskningen om medier och kommunikation. ed. / Torbjørn Broddason; Ullamaija Kivikuru; Birgitte Tufte; Lennart Weibull; Helge Østbye. Göteborg : Göteborgs universitet, Institutionen för journalistik och masskommunikation (JMG), 2010. p. 305-319 ( Göteborgs studier i journalistik och masskommunikation; No. 61).

 

 

  • Rønning, Helge & Iversen, Irene (2017). Litteraturhistorikeren, I:  En litterær veiviser. Kritikeren, litteraturhistorikeren og forfatteren Willy Dahl 90 år.  Bodoni forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7128-891-4.  2.1.  s 104 - 112
  • Rønning, Helge (2016). Henrik Ibsen and the Paradoxical Drama of Modernity. Images, Imagini, Images. Journal of Visual and Cultural Studies.  ISSN 2247-7950.  2016(6), s 11- 27

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