Nine of ten young Norwegians check out the news every day, often several times a day, and the smartphone stands out as their main source of news. These are some of the results of a survey of young people’s news consumption in a digitized everyday life.
In 2015, the value of the Finnish media market continued downward. However, there was some growth in a few media sectors, particularly cinemas with a more than 25 per cent increase in sales. This is shown in Statistics Finland’s overview on the Finnish mass media market.
On average, the Swedes use the Internet 24 hours a week, and the Internet has become the most important source of information. This is reported in the “The Swedes and the Internet 2016”, the annual report produced by the Internet Foundation in Sweden (IIS).
The young and elderly populations have moved in opposite directions in traditional media consumption – a decrease for the young and an increase for the elderly. But the elderly are well on the move in using digital media. Read the English summary of the Media Development in Denmark report.
The Swedish press subsidies should be replaced with a broader media subsidy. In addition to printed newspapers, the digital media, free media, and news agencies would also be able to receive financial support for news production. This is recommended by the government media inquiry.
On November 7, the Danish Public Service Committee published its report on public service in the new media reality. In it, they propose five future media scenarios that include both a disappearance of public service funding and a strengthening of the largest public service institution in Denmark, DR.
Competition from global players in the advertising market is growing. But what consequences do the operations by, for instance, Google and Facebook have for media and journalism in the Nordic countries? This will be examined by Nordicom in a new study.
Internet access is approaching saturation in the developed world. At the same time, however, half the world’s population is still offline. Iceland and Finland are world leaders in Internet use and mobile broadband subscriptions, respectively. All this according to the report State of Broadband 2016.
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