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NEWS | 7 Mar 2018

Women direct only one out of ten Icelandic films

Since the mid-1950s, almost 200 Icelandic full-length cinematographic feature films have been produced in Iceland; and nearly all of them have been directed by men. New data from Statistics Iceland cover 70 years of Icelandic film production.

NEWS | 13 Nov 2017

The Swedish Media landscape: a classic in a new version

“A classic and a standard work for anyone looking for an overview of the media landscape.” That’s the description of the new book, The Swedish Media landscape, that will be launched early next year. Two of the three authors are from Nordicom.


PUBLICATIONS | 19 Jun 2017

New study maps the Swedish media output

In collaboration with the Swedish press and broadcasting authority, Nordicom is publishing the report Medieutveckling 2017 – Medieutbud [Media development 2017 – media output]. The report is a new way of mapping the Swedish media output, focusing on news and fact content in the media over time. 

NEWS | 19 May 2017

Women and men in the news 

The report “Women and men in the news”, made on behalf of the Nordic Council of Minister, shows that in all the Nordic countries women are clearly underrepresented in the news media both as news subjects and as sources of information and opinion. Furthermore, women and men are often represented in gender stereotypical ways. 

NEWS | 20 Apr 2017

More fact-based media coverage of alcohol and drugs

To increase the understanding between the ways journalists and researchers work, the Nordic Welfare Centre has published Missbruk av fakta? Alkohol och droger i medierna [Misuse of facts? Alcohol and drugs in the media]. The aim of the publication is to make the media coverage of alcohol and drugs more fact-based and nuanced. 

NEWS | 5 Apr 2017

Great uncertainty about fake news in Norway

According to a recent study conducted by the Norwegian Media Authority, more than half of the members of the Norwegian population report reading, weekly or more often, news that they perceive to be untrue. Almost a quarter also say that they have shared news that they later realized was fake. 

NEWS | 5 Apr 2017

The state of Danish local media

What is the state of the local media - and are the local media still local? These questions are the focus of two new reports published by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces in cooperation with the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

NEWS | 20 Mar 2017

New record for Nordic TV and media partnership

Never before has so much TV been co-produced across Nordic boundaries. This is reported in the 2016 annual report from Nordvision, the partnership among the Nordic public service broadcasters. The youth drama series Shame and journalistic collaboration around the so-called Panama Papers are two examples of Nordic projects from last year.

NEWS | 13 Mar 2017

Harsh Debates on Facebook Scares Half of the Danes Away

New research shows that 50 percent of the Danes restrain from participating in online debates because the tone is too harsh.   

NEWS | 13 Mar 2017

Finnish proposal for support to commercial TV news

A Finnish working group appointed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications suggests financial support to commercial TV news broadcasting. They propose a three-year support programme for commercial TV channels with a programme licence to operate a public interest channel.



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