It is with deep sadness that we inform you about the passing of Mrs Anne Jacobsen, the CEO of Media City Bergen AS and Media Innovation Norway.

Published 29.01.2022

Anne didn't wake up for her 59th birthday breakfast on Friday the 28th of January. Our hearts go out to Anne´s family at this difficult time. Please keep them in your thoughts.

Media City Bergen AS has lost its leader, its engine, its North Star. We - the members - got to keep Anne for seven very productive and precious years for the Norwegian Media Cluster. In the fight for our youngest companies and the battle against fake news. Her babies. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Anne have lost a dear friend and an inspiring human being. She leaves behind a Media Cluster and a company that only she could have built, and her spirit will forever be the foundation of Media City Bergen.

Anne was a leader and an organizer we all loved. There is, however, a lot of processes and connections that might be lost with Anne, so please reach out to us if you have any information of relevance.

As of Friday 28th, Odd Gurvin will act as interim CEO for the company. Contact Odd by email

We are planning a celebration of Anne´s extraordinary achievements that will take place soon. More information to follow.

No words can express our sadness at Anne´s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with her. The boards and the administration will honour her memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work she loved so much.

On behalf of the administration and the boards of Media City Bergen AS and Media Innovation Norway

Haavard Myklebust
Media City Bergen AS