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NEWS | 29 Nov 2018

The Swedish media economy in 2017

The Internet is about to become the main playing field for media companies. An analysis of the Swedish media companies’ economy in 2017 shows the competition between media companies and media branches in Sweden – and not least the competition between Swedish media and global online networks.

NEWS | 9 Oct 2018

Maarit Jaakkola – new assistant director of Nordicom

Media researcher Maarit Jaakkola has been appointed the new assistant director of Nordicom. In her new role, she will participate in Nordicom’s strategic development work and be responsible for research collaboration and contact with the Nordic research community in media and communication. 

NEWS | 9 Oct 2018

The Swedes and the Internet: How Swedes’ media habits are changing

The use of social media and digital media platforms continues to increase. At the same time, there is a clear gap between different generations, according to the report The Swedes and the Internet 2018 from the Internet Foundation in Sweden.

NEWS | 10 Sep 2018

Nationwide commercial radio starts in Sweden

As the last Nordic country, Sweden now has nationwide commercial radio channels. The three companies that have been granted licences to broadcast throughout the country are Bauer Media, NRJ and NENT Group (MTG).

NEWS | 10 Sep 2018

Four reports on media and cultural habits in Sweden

The consumption of media and culture is becoming increasingly digital, and the generation gaps increasingly clear. And looking at media and culture habits combined, one can see connections between them. Four new reports reveal the consumption of media, news and culture in Sweden.

PUBLICATIONS | 27 Aug 2018

Sweden needs a national policy for MIL

It is time that Sweden, just like many other countries, develop a national policy framework to strengthen media and information literacy (MIL) among the citizens. Ulla Carlsson, Professor and UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression at the University of Gothenburg has submitted a knowledge overview to the government containing suggestions and actions on how to increase MIL. 

NEWS | 21 Aug 2018

Proposals for public service broadcasting remit 2020–2029

Public service activities on digital platforms should be clarified and public service companies become more important for local journalism in less covered areas, as proposed  by the Swedish Public Service Committee in its final report.

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. 

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