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NEWS | 19 Apr 2018

Proposal for a new media agreement in Denmark

The Danish Government has presented its proposal for a new media policy agreement. Reduced funding for the current public service institutions, more money to public service production outside DR, and a closedown of the FM radio networks are some of the proposals.

NEWS | 19 Apr 2018

Digitization of local media use in Norway

Local newspapers still play an important role for most people, though only a few find it reasonable to pay for online news. At the same time, Facebook has become the most widely used source for community information, while NRK is not considered a threat to local newspapers. These are some of the findings in a report on digital media use in Norway.

NEWS | 19 Apr 2018

Report: Finland’s media policy lacks a citizen’s perspective

In comparison to the other Nordic countries, Finland has shortcomings in how the citizen's perspective is incorporated into the national media and communications policy. This is pinpointed by a study on media policy in Finland, which asserts that the citizen's perspective should be strengthened through systematic assessment of the development in different policy areas.

NEWS | 10 Apr 2018

New report advises EU on how to counter fake news

Cover: The final report of the high level expert groupA new report from the European Commission presents advice on how to counter fake news and disinformation spread online. 

 

NEWS | 9 Apr 2018

State of the Nordic Region 2018

A new report from the Nordic Council of Ministers presents facts and figures about the Nordic region. Besides core facts on demography, economics, education, etc., the report also highlights the digitalisation and cultural habits in the Nordic countries.

NEWS | 6 Apr 2018

Jonas Ohlsson – new director of Nordicom

The University of Gothenburg has appointed associate professor Jonas Ohlsson as the new director of Nordicom.

PUBLICATIONS | 6 Apr 2018

What’s the problem in problem gaming?

This new Nordicom anthology, titled What is the problem in problem gaming?, tackles the debate about young people’s gaming habits and the highly contested con­cept of “video game addiction”. 

PUBLIKATIONER | 5 Apr 2018

Public Service Media in the Networked Society

Nordicom now launches the eighth book in the RIPE series: Public Service Media in the Networked Society. The book critically examines the ‘networked society’ concept in relation to public service media.

NEWS | 29 Mar 2018

New media subsidy scheme suggested in Sweden

The Swedish government has suggested platform-neutral media subsidies, aiming to strengthen local journalism. Over a transitional period, the current press subsidy system will run parallel to the new scheme. The proposals are expected to enter into force in early 2019.

NEWS | 29 Mar 2018

Nordic TV and media partnership sets new records

2017 was a record-breaking year for Nordvision, the Nordic public service partnership. Never before has so much TV been co-produced across the Nordic borders. In the future, a stronger collaboration in Nordic drama will meet the competition from global streaming giants.

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