Nyhetsarkiv

2018

2018-08
NEWS | 10 Aug 2018

New issue: Media & viestintä 2/2018

This year’s second issue of the Finnish research journal Media & viestintä has been published. Among other things, this issue deals with the ethical and practical difficulties facing researchers in their work. 

NEWS | 9 Aug 2018

The Danish media agreement is set

In June, Denmark’s new media policy agreement for the next five years was set. The agreement includes, among other things, new public service channels focusing on culture, more money for public service production outside DR (Denmark’s main public service company), and increased support for news media. The funding for DR is to be cut by 20 per cent.

2018-07
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. 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2018

Nordic report: High-speed broadband increasingly popular

In the Nordic countries, high-speed broadband subscriptions are becoming increasingly popular. There is also a continuous growth in mobile data traffic; however, as shown in a Nordic telecom report, there are differences between the countries.

2018-06
NEWS | 25 Jun 2018

Digital News Report 2018

The Nordic countries lead the world in paying for online news. This is according to the Digital News Report 2018, which compares online news consumption in 37 countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

NEWS | 21 Jun 2018

The Nordics peak in 2018 digital EU index

Denmark, Sweden and Finland are the EU’s best-performing countries in digitization, according to the European Commission’s 2018 digital index. As a non-EU member Norway is not included in the ranking, but is at the same high level as its neighbouring Nordic countries.

NEWS | 21 Jun 2018

New issue: Norsk medietidskrift 2/2018

The diversity of journalistic sources in different media types, the slow TV phenomenon, and the polarization of media usage by political ideology are topics covered in the new issue of Norsk medietidskrift, the Norwegian research journal in the media and communication field.

NEWS | 21 Jun 2018

Media policy in Sweden and the EU

What rules must media companies in Sweden follow? In a recent report on media policy, the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority describes the media regulation in Sweden and in the EU.

NEWS | 15 Jun 2018

Future financing of public service in Sweden

The radio and television fee, which finances SR, SVT and
UR, should be abolished and replaced with an earmarked tax. This is the Swedish Government’s proposal in its Government Bill "Long-term funding and strengthened independence for public service".

NEWS | 14 Jun 2018

New members of Nordicom’s scientific advisory board

Nordicom’s scientific advisory board has two new members: Marko Ala-Fossi, University of Tampere and Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen. 

PUBLICATIONS | 11 Jun 2018

Several challenges for openness in media and communication

 Nordicom releases the Spring issue of the journal Nordicom Information, in which the theme is openness in media and communication.

NEWS | 8 Jun 2018

A new issue of European Media Policy is here

Welcome to a new issue of Nordicom's European newsletter. It provides an update on policy developments at the European level on, e.g., EU rules concerning audiovisual media, copyright and telecom.

NEWS | 8 Jun 2018

Behind the Paywall 2019 Conference

Nordicom  invites the international research community to a two-day conference devoted to the paywall phenomenon. The conference will take place at the University of Gothenburg on January 23–24, 2019. 

NEWS | 4 Jun 2018

Find facts about Finnish media

Statistics Finland media statistics serviceDo you want to know more about media economics, newspapers, magazines, radio and television in Finland? Download Statistic Finland’s five new articles on the development of the Finnish media market.

NEWS | 4 Jun 2018

European study: Large divergence in media trust

 Most Europeans consider the news media to be important to society, but the level of media trust differs by both country and populist leaning. A new study from the Pew Research Center reveals the news habits in eight European countries, including Denmark and Sweden.

2018-05
NEWS | 23 May 2018

Small growth in newspaper circulation in Norway

Last year, for the first time in almost 20 years, there was a growth in the total circulation for Norwegian newspapers. This increase was due to a growing number of digital subscriptions. This is shown in an annual report on the newspaper development in Norway (Avisåret, 2017).

NEWS | 21 May 2018

Media and information literacy must increase among the citizens

Media and information literacy (MIL) among the citizens is a democratic issue. But who is responsible and how does it increase? These are questions that will be discussed by ministers and experts at a conference held by the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO in May. 

NEWS | 17 May 2018

Sharp increase for streaming services in Norway

Norsk mediebarometer 2017 omslagThe Norwegians spend more time online than ever before. And while newspaper reading, radio listening and television viewing are decreasing, the streaming of both sound and video content is growing significantly. These are some of the results from the Norwegian Media Barometer 2017 survey.

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