Erik Knudsen is a highly experienced researcher in the subject of political communication and the principal investigator of the project NEWSREC – The Double-edged Sword of News Recommenders' Impact on Democracy (awarded by the highly competitive program Research projects for young talents by the Research Council of Norway), which is based at the MediaFutures Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology and Innovation.
He completed his postdoctoral work at the Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) and holds a PhD from the University of Bergen's Department of Information Science and Media Studies. Much of Erik Knudsen’s research focuses on the causal effects of algorithmic technology on news consumption and polarization. His research has been published in prominent international academic journals, such as Political Communication, Digital Journalism, and Journalism.
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