Nordicom’s scientific advisory board

Nordicom has a scientific advisory board whose purpose is to provide scientific and strategic support within our Nordic mission and to strengthen the connection between Nordicom and the media research communities in the Nordic countries. 

The Committee of Senior Officials for Culture (EK-K) within the Nordic Council of Ministers appoints the board in dialogue with Nordicom. 

The board consists of one member from each Nordic country along with the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland, with the members from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden being nominated by the national media research associations. Board members are appointed for four-year terms and serve a maximum of two terms. 

Since 2020, the scientific advisory board has been chaired by Margareta Melin of Malmö University.

The scientific advisory board consists of the following members and alternate members: 



Regular member
Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen

Alternate member 
Aske Kammer, Danish School of Media and Journalism



Regular member
Marko Ala-Fossi, University of Tampere 

Alternate member  
Epp Lauk, University of Jyväskylä



Regular member
Helga Ólafs, University of Iceland

Alternate member  
Elfa Ýr Gylfadóttir, Icelandic Media Commission



Regular member
Kristin Skare Orgeret, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University 

Alternate member 
Erik Knudsen, University of Bergen



Regular member
Margareta Melin (chair), Malmö University

Alternate member
Lars Nord, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall


Representative from the Faroe Islands

Heini í Skorini, University of the Faroe Islands


Representative from Greenland

Signe Ravn-Højgaard, University of Greenland 


Representative from Åland

Carl-Gustav Lindén, University of Bergen