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NEWS | 5 Dec 2018

Use of social media in Denmark in 2018

grafph The Danes' use of social media in 2018From 2017 to 2018, the proportion of the Danish population who use social media has risen slightly. While the proportion of older people using social media has grown, the development among young people has stagnated or decreased slightly, though from a very high level.

NEWS | 26 Oct 2018

More new books, but fewer frequent Danish readers

The Danes’ desire to read continues to change. Today, more fiction than ever is being published, while at the same time, digital media is still progressing. This is according to new figures from the Danish Book and Literature Panel’s annual report for 2018.

NEWS | 2 Oct 2018

Media development in Denmark in 2018

Danish media consumption is becoming increasingly digital and mobile. The use of streaming services is on the rise, and the smartphone is the Number 1 device for Internet users. Read more in the English summary of the Media development in Denmark report.

NEWS | 26 Sep 2018

New public service contract in Denmark: Drastic changes for DR

In Denmark, a new public service contract establishes DR's public service goals for the next five years. Fewer channels, a more streamlined content, and a stop for long articles online are parts of the contract. Moreover, large budget cuts mean around 400 job losses.

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 | 4 Jun 2018

European study: Large divergence in media trust

 Most Europeans consider the news media to be important to society, but the level of media trust differs by both country and populist leaning. A new study from the Pew Research Center reveals the news habits in eight European countries, including Denmark and Sweden.

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 | 5 Mar 2018

Nordic media policy inquiries – find the reports here

Are you interested in media policy in the Nordic region? Nordicom’s compilations of government reports in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden provide links to public media inquiries over several decades.

NEWS | 5 Mar 2018

Fake news has not broken the Danes' trust in the media

Despite a major focus on “fake news” last year, the Danes still have great trust in the Danish news media. This is one of the points made in Media Development 2017, the annual report on electronic media use in Denmark from the DR Audience Research Department.

NEWS | 7 Feb 2018

Changes in Danish households’ media expenses

A new analysis from the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces shows that in 2016, Danish households spent much more money on audiovisual media than on text media. The amount of money spent on text media – newspapers, magazines and books – has almost halved in ten years.

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