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NEW PUBLICATION | 28 Oct 2021

New report: How the Swedish media coped with the corona pandemic

Continued decrease in advertising revenues, but increased media consumption, growing consumer revenues and a doubled press and media support. In addition, the media companies reduced their costs. This sums up the Swedish media year 2021, according to the new report Medieutveckling 2021: Medieekonomi [Media Development 2021: Media Economy].
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NEWS | 28 Sep 2021

New reports, new insights: How the pandemic changed the media day

During the pandemic, Swedes’ daily media usage time increased from six to seven hours per day. As for children and youth, their social media usage increased significantly. Three new Swedish reports reveal changes in media usage during 2020.
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NEW PUBLICATION | 22 Sep 2021

Struggling with technology in everyday life – new special issue

Struggling with technology is the theme of a new special issue of Nordicom Review that has just been published. The contributions explore the cultural, social and temporal understandings of the complex ways in which people engage with and make use of different media types and technologies.
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NEW PUBLICATION | 08 Sep 2021

New book: Wizards of the Web

What is it that unites the ideals of hippies with those of start-up entrepreneurs? In a new book, Jakob Svensson studies the people behind algorithms and automated systems: the people that create them, the wizards of the web.
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NEWSLETTER | 06 Sep 2021

European Media Policy 2/2021 – a new issue is out!

EU policy makers are appalled by the erosion of media freedom in Europe. But what can they do about it? Find out more about current media policy issues at the European level in this new issue of our newsletter.

Latest publications

Nordicom Review 42 (Special Issue 4) 2021. Struggling with Technology

The articles in this special issue explore and discuss the cultural, social and temporal understandings of the numerous complex ways in which people engage with and make use of different media types and technologies
Cover to the book Wizards of the web

Wizards of the Web

While algorithms and automated systems themselves are often a topic of controversy and debate, this book is about the people behind them; it is an account of the cultures, values, and imaginations that guide programmers in their work designing and engineering software and digital technology.

Nordicom Review 42 (2) 2021 (ongoing)

Find the latest Nordicom Review articles from our regular issues.

Nordic Journal of Media Studies, vol. 3, 2021. Media and the Climate Crisis

This issue of Nordic Journal of Media Studies presents a set of articles that address the intersection of media and the climate crisis from many angles and with a diversity of data, methods, and conceptual frameworks.
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The Media for Democracy Monitor 2021

In a two-volume edition, the Media for Democracy Monitor 2021 delivers a panorama of the news media’s performance regarding freedom, equality and control across 18 countries worldwide.