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12.00-12.30: Lunch and welcome (HUM-kantinen in “Building 23”.)


Concepts, definitions and delineations

12:30-12.50: Jens E. Kjeldsen (UoB): The three cousins: Credibility, Ethos, and Trust

12.50-13.20: Kristian Bjørkdahl (UoO): Character, Stereotype, and Rhetorical Inclination

13.20-13.50 Christine Isager (CU): Ethos via Persona: Journalistic Profile Pieces as Personal Encounters of Public Interest



              Break: 13.50-14.00


14.00-14.30: Christian Kock: “Ethos, credibility, charisma: A report on some little-known empirical findings”.

14.30-15.00: Eirik Vatnøy (UoO): Textual ethos. Credibility strategies in factual prose



              Break 15.00-15.10


Ethos and expertise

15.00-15.30: Øyvind Ihlen (UoO): What we have learned about credibility, ethos, and trust in two research projects on the pandemic

15.30-16.00: Ragnhild Mølster (UoB): Ethos and expertise in the pandemic


              Break: 16.00-16.10


16.10-16.40: Maryam Alavi Nia (UoB): “Say naught shall visit us but what Allah has prescribed for us”: Immigrants’ trust in authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

16.40-17.10: Pamela Petrucci (CU): Framing the scientist’s interventions in mass media.


Discussion and project thinking:

17.10-17.40: Plenary discussion: What research and projects on credibility, ethos, and trust ought to be done? Brief introduction by Jens E. Kjeldsen.

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