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2017

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.

NYHET | 8 Sep 2017

Literacy in a Digital World

Friday the 8th of September 2017 is International Literacy Day, this year it’ll be celebrated under the theme of ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. In honour of the day we’re highlighting some of our recent publications focusing on media literacy in a digital world. 

NEWS | 6 Sep 2017

Nordic expert meeting on fake news

In cooperation with the Nordic Journalist center, Nordicom is arranging an expert meeting on fake news in the end of September. 

2017-08
NEWS | 31 Aug 2017

Report maps business models of Nordic local and city newspapers

A report published by the Communication Research Centre CRC at the University of Helsinki explores the business models of local and city newspapers in Scandinavia. The report, written in Finnish, is based on a description and comparison of cases in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

NEWS | 31 Aug 2017

Digital News Report 2017

People in the Nordic countries are among Europe’s most avid users of smartphones for reading news online. They are also the most willing to pay for online news. These are some of the findings in the Digital News Report 2017 from the Reuters Institute.

NEWS | 30 Aug 2017

Nordic telecom report: Mobile continues to increase

In the Nordic countries, the data volume in the mobile networks is still growing strongly. High-speed broadband subscriptions are also increasingly popular, and all Nordic countries have more subscriptions per capita than the EU average. These are some of the findings in a report from the Nordic telecom authorities.

PUBLICATIONS | 21 Aug 2017

New book addresses 250 years of freedom of expression in Sweden

Last year Sweden’s Freedom of the Press Act, the first legislation of its kind in the world, celebrated 250 years. The newly released book, ‘The Legacy of Peter Forsskål. 250 Years of Freedom of Expression’, sheds light on the history of free speech based on Peter Forsskål and his 21 theses on civil liberty. 

NEWSLETTER | 9 Aug 2017

New Issue of European Media Policy

The August 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.

2017-07
NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

UNESCO study: Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age

Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age is the name of a new global study produced by WAN-IFRA for UNESCO. It examines the risks and challenges confronting the safety and privacy of journalistic sources in the new digital environment. 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

Trust in the media remains stable

Despite great changes in the surrounding world, there is a general stability in Sweden. Trust in the media also remains stable, although it differs between different social groups. This is shown in the new research anthology Larmar och gör sig till, published by the SOM-institute.

 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

Global journalism research collected on one site

Can all global journalism research be captured on one site? The Journalism Research News Project mines the Internet for news about recent international research, and collects it in one place. Launched in 2015 in Finland, it has presented almost 1500 articles so far.

2017-06
NEWS | 28 Jun 2017

New issue of MedieKultur

The Danish reserach journal MedieKultur has released a new special issue. The theme is ”Complex Evolution - Media and communication in contemporary Asia” and it contains articles from one of the panels at the NordMedia conference in 2015. 

NEWS | 28 Jun 2017

New issue of Norsk medietidskrift

Issue 2/2017 of Norsk medietidskrift is a special issue based on the Norweigan Media Research Conference that was held in Bergen in 2016. The common theme of the articles is that they are about news, in one way or another. 

NEWS | 28 Jun 2017

Huge loss in ad revenues for Norwegian newspapers

Last year, the newspapers in Norway lost well over 100 million euro in advertising revenue (over one billion NOK). For the first time, revenue from digital advertising also declined. This is according to a report by the Norwegian Media Authority on the newspaper economy in 2016.

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