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2017

2017-12
NEWS | 14 Dec 2017

New issues of Norsk medietidsskrift and Media & viestintä

The national research journals in Norway and Finland have both released new issues during December. Norsk medietidsskrift 4/2017 cover themes such as religion, editorship and sources and Media & viestintä 3-4/2017 is a special issue on Truth, Lies, Media and Communication. 

NEWSLETTER | 13 Dec 2017

New issue of Media Trends in the Nordic Countries

The digital competition puts pressure on the Nordic media companies – and on journalism. Nevertheless, large parts of the Nordic media industry are still profitable. These are some of the results from different studies, as reported in a new issue of Nordicom’s Nordic newsletter.

NEWS | 12 Dec 2017

Media issues on the Nordic agenda 2018

During Sweden’s presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, media issues will have an important place on the Nordic agenda. Focus will be on empowering children and young people as conscious media users and countering disinformation on the Internet. 

PUBLICATIONS | 11 Dec 2017

Video is everywhere

Web TV, YouTube channels and plenty of moving images on social media: the use of online video has grown explosively in recent years. The autumn issue of the journal Nordicom-Information deals with different dimensions of video usage. 

NEWS | 7 Dec 2017

Free report on European advertising law

A new report from the Audiovisual Observatory deals with the European regulatory framework for advertising, sponsorship and product placement in the media. Focus is on the ongoing revision of the AVMS directive and what the future may hold.

NEWS | 5 Dec 2017

Researchers map the Finnish and Swedish media landscapes

Finland's Media Landscape and The Swedish Media Landscape – these are two books with the same concept, written by Nordic media researchers, and published almost simultaneously in Finland and Sweden. Both are examples of publications documented by Nordicom during 2017.

NEWS | 5 Dec 2017

Media ad revenue in Iceland halved since 2007

The advertising revenue of Icelandic media is now at half of its all-time high in 2007. Newspapers are still the single most important advertising medium in the country, retaining almost 50 per cent in 2015. This development is described in an analysis from Statistics Iceland.

NEWS | 5 Dec 2017

The Swedish media economy 2016

The Swedish advertising market is growing, but the surplus goes mainly to Google and Facebook. The radio industry shows record results, while the TV industry faces increasing competition and the newspaper industry continues to lose revenues. These are some of the results found in a report on Swedish media economy in 2016.

NEWS | 5 Dec 2017

Slight growth on the Finnish media market in 2016

After several years of decline the value of the Finnish media market grew slightly in 2016, with the strongest growth in online advertising. This is shown in Statistics Finland’s annual overview of the Finnish media market.

NEWS | 5 Dec 2017

Continuing decline in Internet freedom

A new report from Freedom House shows that, in 2017, Internet freedom declined for the seventh consecutive year. Governments’ manipulation of social media is one explanation for this decline. Iceland and Estonia top the list of countries with high Internet freedom.

NEWS | 4 Dec 2017

Media Freedom Navigator compares media freedom indices worldwide

Media Freedom Navigator is a website developed by the German DW Akademie, where the users themselves, through navigating an interactive world map, can compare global press and development indices. 

PUBLICATIONS | 1 Dec 2017

Yearbook 2017: Beyond the Stereotypes?

Beyond the Stereotypes? Images of Boys and Girls, and their Consequences  is the Clearinghouse Yearbook of 2017. The book explores the influence and consequences of exposure to gender representations on children and youth. 

2017-11
NEWS | 30 Nov 2017

The world’s largest media corporations, 2017

Google, Comcast and Disney are the largest media companies in the world, according to the list of the 100 largest media corporations, compiled by the Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationspolitik. Spotify, from Sweden, is the highest ranked Nordic corporation on the list, ranking 57th.

NEWS | 30 Nov 2017

The Swedes and the Internet 2017

Swedish pensioners are online to an increasing extent. Younger Swedes, however, use the Internet more often than older Swedes. This year, the survey The Swedes and the Internet from the Internet Foundation in Sweden shows for the first time that a majority (56 per cent) of people over 75 years old use the Internet.

PUBLIKATIONER | 29 Nov 2017

Photojournalism and Editorial Processes

This new special issue of Nordicom Review puts togheter comprise new research and international perspectives on photojournalism and editorial processes.

NEWSLETTER | 29 Nov 2017

New issue of European Media Policy

The November issue of Nordicom's newsletter European Media Policy is out. The newsletter provides an update on policy developments at the European level, concentrating on news from the European Union.

PUBLICATIONS | 24 Nov 2017

The E-book: a discreet challenger on the book market

Nordicom is now launching a new book that explores the development of the e-book in Sweden from different perspectives: authors, readers, publishers, booksellers and libraries. In the new book ‘Books on Screens. Players in the Swedish e-book market’, six researchers have followed the e-book during its introduction on the Swedish book market in a joint project.

NEWS | 23 Nov 2017

The Danes are using fewer social media platforms

It seems like the Danes no longer need to be active across social media platforms; an increasing number of Danish social media users are only active on one platform. 

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