Ingar K. Haaland Awarded 8 Million NOK for Media and Polarization Project
Promising young FAIR researcher Ingar Haaland, in collaboration with Chris Roth and Felix Chopra, received an 8 million kroner grant from The Research Council of Norway for their project, "Media Bias and Political Polarization."
"Inquiry-driven high-quality research is crucial for how we address significant societal challenges. It is important for us to contribute to building up research talent in the early stages of their careers," says Research and Higher Education Minister Sandra Borch.
The Research Council of Norway is actively supporting innovative research projects led by young scholars, ranging from the origins of the universe to the degradation of seaweed, from the relationship between aging and communication abilities to understanding why some individuals are more resilient to stress while others succumb to illness.
Amid this diverse spectrum of research endeavors, Ingar Haaland, along with Chris Roth and Felix Chopra, is embarking on a pioneering exploration of the media's role in shaping public opinion and political divisions. In a rapidly evolving media landscape, their work promises to offer essential insights into the dynamics of media influence.
This achievement marks a significant step towards comprehending the nuances of our information ecosystem and addressing the challenges posed by the current media environment. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Ingar Haaland, Chris Roth, and Felix Chopra for their dedication to this pioneering project.