Terje Rasmussen

...is a sociologist and professor of media studies at the University of Oslo. Rasmussen’s research interests include political sociology and political theory, the history of public opinion and popular sovereignty, the history of the media, online journalism and transformations of the European public sphere. He is the author of several books and articles on political history, digital media, ethics, journalism and social theory – among them Social Theory and Communication Technology (Ashgate, 2000), Digital Media Revisited: Theoretical and Conceptual Innovation in Digital Domains (with Gunnar Liestøl and Andrew Morrison, eds.) (the MIT Press 2003), and Personal Media and Everyday Life – A Networked Lifeworld, (Palgrave 2014). Among his most recent books (in Norwegian) is a social history of the Norwegian political public sphere since 1945: Offentlig parlamentarisme – politisk strid og offentlig mening 1945 – 2000 (Pax 2015), and the biography of the leading Norwegian political profile Finn Gustavsen: Folkesosialisten (2020)