Henrik Ornebring

Henrik Ornebring (Dr Ornebring left the MDCEE Project in January 2013]

Henrik Ornebring led [to January 2013] the project’s research on journalism, professionalism and democracy (Pillar 3). He has a PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication from Goteborg University, Sweden, and has worked at several Swedish universities, including Goteborg, Halmstad and Sodertorn University College. In 2002-3 he was Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Media and Communication at the London School of Economics, and worked at the Universities of Leicester and Roehampton before coming to the University of Oxford in 2007 as Axess Research Fellow in Comparative European Journalism at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. His most recent research is a major comparative study of journalism as work in six European countries (UK, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Poland and Estonia), based on survey data, as well as a series of in-depth, semi-structured interviews with journalists in all six countries. 

He took up a position at Karlstad University, in his native Sweden, in January 2013.

Publications include:


  • Örnebring, Henrik (2012, forthcoming)Anything you can do, I can do better? Professional journalists vs. citizen journalists in six European countries’, in International Communication Gazette 74 (8) (December 2012)


  • with Anna Maria Jönsson (2011) User-generated content and the news: Empowerment of citizens or an interactive illusion?’, pp 127-144 in Journalism Practice 5 (2) April 2011


  • Guest editing an issue of Journalism Studies, Questioning European Journalism’, Journalism Studies 10.1 (2009)


He has also published several articles and book chapters on media history, the history of journalism and the comparative analysis of journalism.