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NEWS | 17 May 2018

Sharp increase for streaming services in Norway

Norsk mediebarometer 2017 omslagThe Norwegians spend more time online than ever before. And while newspaper reading, radio listening and television viewing are decreasing, the streaming of both sound and video content is growing significantly. These are some of the results from the Norwegian Media Barometer 2017 survey.

NEWS | 17 May 2018

The state of cultural policy governance in the Nordic countries

A report investigating cultural policy governance throughout the Nordic region has been published by Kulturanalys Norden. It shows, amongst other things, that the responsibility for cultural policy is increasingly shifting from the national to the regional level.

PUBLICATIONS | 7 May 2018

Media Innovation and Design in Cultural Institutions

This new Nordicom anthology looks at how cultural institutions, having traditionally been mainly concerned with knowledge preservation and presentation, are increasingly trying to enable audience participation and co-production. A major explanation behind this shift is the possibilities (and demands) brought about by new technology.

NEWS | 3 May 2018

Fighting Fakes – The Nordic Way

“Fake News” understood as propaganda, lies, disinformation and fake factory stories are serious threats to our democracies. The Nordic Council of Ministers is now launching a booklet on how to counter so-called “fake news".

NEWS | 26 Apr 2018

New issue of Media Trends in the Nordic Countries

Newspaper trends in the Nordic countries, increasing digital media use, and a number of media policy initatives – these are some of the issues covered in the new issue of Nordicom’s newsletter, all with a focus on the Nordic countries.

NEWS | 24 Apr 2018

NRK’s contribution to media diversity analysed

The public service media house NRK makes a positive contribution to media plurality in Norway, and its online operations do not seem to place significant constraints on the market competition. These are the Norwegian Media Authority’s main conclusions in a report presented in April.

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. 

 

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