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2017

2017-11
NEWS | 20 Nov 2017

Diligent Danish readers are getting fewer

The Danes’ desire to read is changing, and the use of digital media such as audio books is advancing. This is according to new figures from the Danish Book and Literature Panel’s annual report.

NEWS | 14 Nov 2017

The Norwegian media economy 2016

Payment from users is becoming an increasingly important source of revenue for the Norwegian media industry. This is shown in the Media Authority's report on the Norwegian media economy 2016.

NEWS | 14 Nov 2017

The status of free speech in the world

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development front page Increase in online hate speech, the spreading of unverified “fake news” and continuing threats to journalists physical and digital safety. That’s some of the challenges that the changing media landscape have brought, according to the new UNESCO report World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. 

NEWS | 13 Nov 2017

Cultural habits among Swedish children and youth

The Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis has examined the cultural habits of children and young people. The most common media-related activity is watching online videos, which a majority of children and young people do every day.

NEWS | 13 Nov 2017

The Swedish Media landscape: a classic in a new version

“A classic and a standard work for anyone looking for an overview of the media landscape.” That’s the description of the new book, The Swedish Media landscape, that will be launched early next year. Two of the three authors are from Nordicom.

 

NEWS | 7 Nov 2017

Growing old with and via media: New issue of MedieKultur

The national research association in Denmark (SMiD) has released a new issue of the scientific research journal MedieKultur. The theme of the autumn edition is ’Growing old with and via media’.

NEWS | 1 Nov 2017

Global players’ impact on the Danish media market

The Danish media companies have lost their impact on the media market development. Instead, global giants like Google and Facebook are setting the terms – and taking care of the money. This is reported in a study of the global players' impact on the Danish media industry.

2017-10
NEWS | 26 Oct 2017

Swedish proposal: New funding model for public service

The radio and television fee, which finances SR, SVT and UR, should be abolished and replaced with an earmarked tax. This is the proposal of a Swedish parliamentary committee, assigned to review the public service funding system.

NEWS | 23 Oct 2017

Media conferences in the Nordic countries

Safety of journalists, the role of news media in modern day democracies or media education and media pedagogy - those are some of the conference topics that the Nordic countries offers during the autumn and winter.

NEWS | 18 Oct 2017

Nordic capital cities top lists of internet use

The people of the Nordic capital city regions are Europe’s most avid internet users. This is according to new statistics from Eurostat, comparing the internet development in over 200 European regions.

NEWS | 17 Oct 2017

Norsk medietidsskrift 3/2017

The new Media City Bergen has opened and TV2 celebrates its 25th anniversary, those are some of the topics in the latest issue of Norsk medietidskrift. 

PUBLICATIONS | 16 Oct 2017

Launching the anthology Negotiating Journalism

Transnational research on journalistic core values, press freedom and freedom of speech, that’s some of the main topics of the new research anthology Negotiating Journalism. Core Values and Cultural Diversities. The book launch will be held in connection with the conference Safety of Journalists Covering Conflict and Sensitive Issues in Oslo.

NEWS | 9 Oct 2017

New research journal focusing on the Nordic countries

Rethinking ScandinaviaRethinking Scandinavia is the name of a new online research journal in the field of Scandinavian studies. The idea behind this new publication was presented this summer during an international conference in Lund. 

NEWS | 5 Oct 2017

Study of Danish children's reading habits

Danish children read less in their spare time, and especially girls have changed their reading habits. These are some of the conclusions in a study of Danish children's reading habits, media habits, and library use by the Danish Think Tank – Libraries of the Future.

NEWS | 5 Oct 2017

Film in cinemas in the Nordic region

Icelanders go to the cinema more often than other Nordic people, and domestic films are popular in all Nordic countries. But the shares of women and men in Nordic films are still unbalanced. These are some of the key figures presented in a compilation of Nordic film and cinema statistics.

2017-09
NEWS | 18 Sep 2017

The documentation of NordMedia 2017

NordMedia 2017 is over and the conference documentation is now in progress. Some changes will be made from previous years. 

NEWSLETTER | 12 Sep 2017

New issue of Media Trends in the Nordic countries

The Nordic countries are becoming increasingly digital and mobile. There is a continuing growth of online media use, but there is also evidence that media users are not simply forsaking traditional media from one day to the next. Read more in this issue of our Nordic newsletter.

NEWS | 11 Sep 2017

Finland: Reports review Yle’s online local news

Public service companies’ news online cannot be proven to have any harmful effect on the commercial media market. This conclusion can be found in a Finnish report on a review of Yle's regional online news activities in relation to the newspaper market. The authors’ conclusion is based on a number of Nordic studies on the possible impact of public service content.

NEWS | 11 Sep 2017

Media development in Denmark in 2017 - English summary

The Danes’ media consumption is increasingly based on digital and mobile platforms. But there are significant age patterns in how the use of media and platforms evolves. This is shown in a report on the media development in Denmark, for which an English summary is now available.

NYHET | 8 Sep 2017

The Swedish public service inquiry: part 2

The Swedish Government has assigned a parliamentary committee to overhaul the terms for public service broadcasters, who will face a new license period from January 2020. This is a supplementary directive to an inquiry launched in autumn 2016.

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