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NEWS | 9 Aug 2018

The Danish media agreement is set

In June, Denmark’s new media policy agreement for the next five years was set. The agreement includes, among other things, new public service channels focusing on culture, more money for public service production outside DR (Denmark’s main public service company), and increased support for news media. The funding for DR is to be cut by 20 per cent.

NEWS | 11 Jul 2018

Media and information literacy – a question of democracy

On May 30, the UNESCO Professorship at the University of Gothenburg and the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO organised a conference to discuss and find models to promote media and information literacy based on a democratic perspective. 

NEWS | 9 Jul 2018

Sweden: Stable media trust, but cracks in the facade

In Sweden, there is a clear divergence in media trust and news usage between different groups in society. These are some of the findings in a new research anthology, which points to an increased polarisation, but also an underlying long-term stability in Sweden. 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2018

Nordic report: High-speed broadband increasingly popular

In the Nordic countries, high-speed broadband subscriptions are becoming increasingly popular. There is also a continuous growth in mobile data traffic; however, as shown in a Nordic telecom report, there are differences between the countries.

NEWS | 25 Jun 2018

Digital News Report 2018

The Nordic countries lead the world in paying for online news. This is according to the Digital News Report 2018, which compares online news consumption in 37 countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

NEWS | 21 Jun 2018

The Nordics peak in 2018 digital EU index

Denmark, Sweden and Finland are the EU’s best-performing countries in digitization, according to the European Commission’s 2018 digital index. As a non-EU member Norway is not included in the ranking, but is at the same high level as its neighbouring Nordic countries.

NEWS | 21 Jun 2018

New issue: Norsk medietidskrift 2/2018

The diversity of journalistic sources in different media types, the slow TV phenomenon, and the polarization of media usage by political ideology are topics covered in the new issue of Norsk medietidskrift, the Norwegian research journal in the media and communication field.

NEWS | 21 Jun 2018

Media policy in Sweden and the EU

What rules must media companies in Sweden follow? In a recent report on media policy, the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority describes the media regulation in Sweden and in the EU.

NEWS | 15 Jun 2018

Future financing of public service in Sweden

The radio and television fee, which finances SR, SVT and
UR, should be abolished and replaced with an earmarked tax. This is the Swedish Government’s proposal in its Government Bill "Long-term funding and strengthened independence for public service".

NEWS | 14 Jun 2018

New members of Nordicom’s scientific advisory board

Nordicom’s scientific advisory board has two new members: Marko Ala-Fossi, University of Tampere and Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen. 

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