European Science Foundation | 19 Mar 2014

The European Science Foundation’s (ESF) Forward Look on Media Studies

The publication of the Final Report of the European Science Foundation’s (ESF)  Forward Look on Media Studies, Media in Europe: New Questions for Research and Policy, is now available.

Forward Looks enable Europe’s scientific community, in interaction with policy makers, to develop medium to long-term views and analyses of future research developments with the aim of defining research agendas at national and European level.  Forward Looks are driven by ESF’s Member Organisations and, by extension, the European research community.

From the Data Base NCOM | 19 Mar 2014

PhD Dissertations 2013

NORDICOM presents  PhD theses from the Nordic universities annually. In the database NCOM, you can also search for dissertations by searching for Doctoral Dissertation. Recently documented thesis can be found on NCOM's front page.

Nordicom Review Special Issue | 19 Mar 2014

New Nordic Journalism Research. Challenges and Perspectives

Journalism studies has been a reseach area at Nordic universitites for many decades. Today, at most Nordic universities, journalism reseach is integrated into and organized within the broader field of media and communication studies. The Nordic Research network in Journalism Studies, financed by NordForsk from 2009-2013, was an attempt to establish a more specialized forum for contact and cooperation between senior researchers and PhD students engaged in journalism studies.

The Swedish Research Council | 12 Mar 2014

International Career Grant

The Swedish Research Council introduce a new research grant: International Career Grant, adressed to researchers early in their career. You can apply for an International Career Grant in all subject areas and the doctorate must be between two and seven years old on the closing application date.

NEWS | 6 Mar 2014

Men still dominate the boards in Swedish newspaper industry

[NORDICOM] Three of four board members in the Swedish daily newspaper companies are still men. As for CEOs, 84 per cent are men compared to 14 per cent women. This is shown in a Nordicom survey covering the Swedish daily press.

Reprinted | | 24 Feb 2014

Diffusion of the News Paradigm 1850-2000

  Diffusion of the News Paradigm 1850-2000, edited by Svennik Høyer & Horst Pöttker is now available in a reprinted version.The anthology was first published in 2005, and it is one of a few which compares the developments of news journalism cross-nationality. The anthology is topically centred on the news paradigm: its origin and diffusion over more than a century. It also contrasts the news paradigm with some of its opposites in journalism history.


NEWS | 14 Feb 2014

TV-viewing in the Nordic countries decreases

[NORDICOM] TV-viewing in the Nordic countries decreased in 2013. Denmark shows the largest change, while the situation in Finland is rather stable. This is shown in data from the national survey institutes, compiled by Nordicom.

Nordicom | 6 Feb 2014

A Wide Global Reach

Nordicom reaches users in 194 countries. The most downloaded publication is the scientific journal Nordicom Review. It also has a substantial number of subscribers, where the majority is outside the Nordic region. 

Research news | Norway | 6 Feb 2014

Academia and the media business in dialogue

During the second half of 2013, alumni-students from the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen organized media science evenings at Litteraturhuset in Bergen. They created the events they felt were missing when they were students.

NEWS | 4 Feb 2014

No gender balance in Nordic film

[NORDICOM] The Nordic film industry has not yet reached gender equality. Men still dominate the functions both behind and in front of the camera, which is shown in a recent report on gender balance in the Nordic countries compiled by Nordicom.