Collaborations

Collaboration is one of Nordicom’s core values. Our operations are based on a wide range of collaborations and networks – at Swedish, Nordic, and international levels. Listed below are our main partners and networks. 

University of Bergen

The Department of Information and Media Studies at the University of Bergen is our Norwegian sister organisation. The collaboration, which is conducted with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, aims to strengthen Nordicom’s Nordic work. Since 2019, the collaboration between Nordicom and the University of Bergen has mainly been concentrated on the operation and development of the digital research platform NordMedia Network. 

The Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority 

Nordicom has for a long time been cooperating with the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority in matters concerning the ownership and structure of the Swedish media market. Their annual report series Medieutveckling: Medieekonomi[Media Development: Media Economy] is produced in collaboration with Nordicom. The Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority is also one of the stakeholders behind the Swedish Media Barometer [Mediebarometern] survey (see below). 

The Swedish Media Council 

Nordicom also cooperates with the Swedish Media Council on issues concerning children, youth, and media. Since 2020, Nordicom has been one of the members of the national network MIL Sweden [MIK Sverige], which is coordinated by the Swedish Media Council on behalf of the Swedish government. The network works to strengthen media and information literacy (MIL) in Sweden. Nordicom is the coordinator of the Academic Forum for MIL Research, which is part of MIL Sweden and aims to bring together Swedish researchers and research institutions with an interest in MIL issues. 

Nordic statistical network

In our work with Nordic media statistics and analysis, Nordicom collaborates with the Danish Ministry of Culture’s reporting on media development in Denmark, Statistics Finland, Statistics Iceland, and medienorge at the University of Bergen. These organisations monitor media development in their respective countries and publish national media statistics on the web and in various reports. 

The National Media Research Associations in the Nordic Countries 

Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden have national research associations that bring together media and communication researchers in each country. These are The Danish Association for Media Researchers (SMiD), The Society for Media and Communication Studies in Finland (Mevi ry), the Norwegian Media Research Team (MBL), and The Swedish Association for Media and Communication Studies (FSMK). Together with the national research associations and with representatives of Icelandic media research, Nordicom participates in the organisation of the Nordic media research conference NordMedia. The research associations also nominate members of Nordicom's Scientific Advisory Board from their respective countries. 

The Swedish Media Barometer

Since 1994, Nordicom has been in charge of the annual Swedish Media Barometer [Mediebarometern] survey, which measures the Swedish population’s access to and use of various media. The survey is part of Nordicom's mandate from the Swedish Ministry of Culture. In addition, a number of media actors make important contributions to the Media Barometer's implementation and method development. These are the newspapers Dagens NyheterGöteborgs-Posten, and Svenska Dagbladet; the public service broadcasters Swedish Radio (SR), Swedish Television (SVT), and Swedish Educational Broadcasting (UR); the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority; Dentsu Data Labs; and the Swedish Publishers’ Association and the Swedish Magazine Publishers Association.