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2020-12
NEWSLETTER | 22 Dec 2020

European Media Policy 3/2020 – a new issue is out!

Logo and content sections in European Media Policy 3/2020On 15 december the EU Commission unveiled a new rulebook for digital platforms. The bigger the platform, the tougher the rules. Find out more in this new issue of our European newsletter.

NEWSLETTER | 21 Dec 2020

Welcome to Nordicom's new and improved newsletter!

the newsletter logo on the screen of mobile phoneThe Corona Spring 2020 led to an increased demand for news and media content in the Nordic countries. But it also led to large advertising losses for the media industry. Read more in this new – and re-designed – issue of Nordicom’s Nordic newsletter.

NEWS | 16 Dec 2020

Digital steps during the corona pandemic

The Swedish Internet Foundation's annual survey The Swedes and the Internet, shows that the corona pandemic has affected our Internet habits – particularly more and more pensioners have started using the Internet during the pandemic. Most new Internet users are 76 years old or older.

NEWS | 15 Dec 2020

Pandemic increased news and media usage in the Nordics

A hand which with a rubber glove holding a tube with corona test. Photo Scandinav bildbyråThe Corona pandemic has led to increased demand for news in the Nordic countries. The increase for television news is particularly clear, while social media as a news source has played a minor role. These are some of the results from national Corona surveys during Spring and Summer 2020.

NEWS | 14 Dec 2020

Global tech giants control our news consumption

Sign with Google's logo reflectning in the main building's glass facade.Global tech giants, with Google and Facebook in the forefront, have increasing power over the news media. Being in a monopoly-like position on the digital advertising market, they are indirectly able to control what kind of journalism reaches digital media users, according to a new study, published by Nordicom. To resist the power of the tech giants, media organisations, as well as countries, have to cooperate.

NEWS | 10 Dec 2020

Growth for podcasts in the Nordics – find listening data here

Photo: Young woman with headphones. Source: SkandinavPodcasts are steadily gaining a bigger audience in the Nordic region. The most avid listeners are found among people aged 15–45, among the highly educated and in the big cities. This article guides you to more data and interesting results in the separate Nordic countries.

NEWS | 7 Dec 2020

The Finnish media economy in 2019

New media market data from Statistics Finland show growing revenues for television, radio and other audio media in 2019. In contrast, for newspapers and magazines, the downward trend continues.

NEWS | 7 Dec 2020

Norwegian media economy: Pandemic causes large ad drop

Omslag Norsk medieekonomi 2015-201920 per cent of advertising revenue is gone due to the Corona pandemic. In its latest media economy report, the Norwegian Media Authority presents new data on Corona’s effect on Norwegian media.

2020-11
NEWS | 26 Nov 2020

Challenging times for the Swedish media market

Digital advertising platforms dominate, the newspaper market has reached a new bottom and the corona pandemic caused a socioeconomic breakdown with severe consequences for the advertising market. These are some of the results from the 2020 edition of Medieutveckling – Medieekonomi, an annual report about media economics in Sweden, published by the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority.

NEWS | 23 Nov 2020

The news media won’t reach gender equality for another 70 years

Camera filming womanWomen are underrepresented in the news media in almost every country in the world. If progress does not accelerate, it will be several decades before the news media reaches gender equality. These are results from a study published by Nordicom, in which a group of researchers have developed a new index, measuring gender equality in the news media.

NEWS | 11 Nov 2020

Telecommunications report: Broadband speed steadily on the rise

Omslag nordisk-baltisk telekomrapport 2019In the Nordics fixed telephony subscriptions sharply decline and mobile subscriptions stagnate, while fibre subscriptions and broadband speed are steadily on the rise. These are some takeaways from the most recent telecommunications report on the Nordic and Baltic telecommunications markets.

NEWS | 2 Nov 2020

Norway’s most extensive survey on young people’s media use

Covers of reports from Norwegian Media AuthorityOver the year the Norwegian Media Authority has published nine separate reports with new data on various themes and aspects of young people’s media use. The complete results are now available in two reports.

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NEWS | 26 Oct 2020

Swedish authorities guide how to make Internet a safer place for young people

Three Swedish authorities with responsibilities to protect children and youth and strengthen their rights recently published guidelines for online content creators. The purpose of the guide is to make the online environment aimed at young people more safe.

NEWS | 26 Oct 2020

Recommendations to safeguard a democratic dialogue

Cover SOU 2020:56 Det demokratiska samtaletRecently the Swedish Commission for Media and Information Literacy and Democratic Dialogue released their final report with recommendations for future actions. Although there are threats to an inclusive and open dialogue, there are measures that can be taken to move in a positive direction.

NEWS | 13 Oct 2020

Watch media literacy webinars on NordMedia Network

In autumn 2020, Nordicom and the Swedish Media Council co-organized a series of webinars addressing media and information literacy (MIL) in the Nordic countries: Media Education in the Nordic Countries – Lessons Learned from the Neighbours. Now, the webinar lectures can be watched on each webinar's page on NordMedia Network, Nordicom's digital platform for Nordic and Nordic-oriented media researchers.

NYHET | 2 Oct 2020

Changing news habits in Sweden

Omslag till SOM-institutets rapport Svenska medietrender 1995-2019During the last years, the use of news sites and news on social media seems to have reached a plateau. This is according to the SOM Institute's new report on media trends in Sweden 1995–2019.

2020-09
NEWS | 24 Sep 2020

Nordic policy on media and information literacy proposed

Older man reading from an IPadThe spread of false and misleading information and so-called fake news significantly increase in connection to major news events. An efficient way to counter negative consequences is raised awareness and the knowledge to scrutinise information and news items. A joint policy to strengthen the efforts within media- and information literacy in the Nordic region is now proposed.

PUBLICATIONS | 15 Sep 2020

New special issue explores the geopolitics of Nordic television drama

A new Special Issue of Nordicom Review has just been published, titled “Dark Screens: The geopolitics of Nordic television drama”. Robert A. Saunders, one of the Special Issue editors, answered a few questions about the findings. 

NEWSLETTER | 8 Sep 2020

European media policy 2/2020 – welcome to a new issue!

Logo and content sections in European Media Policy 2/2020Welcome to a new issue of our European Media Policy newsletter, providing an update on policy developments at the European level, concentrating on news from the EU.

NEWSLETTER | 3 Sep 2020

New issue: Media trends in the Nordic region 2-2020

Logotype Nordic Media Trends newsletterThis issue of Nordicom’s Nordic newsletter presents you with the results from a number of Nordic media use surveys and media development reports. It also recommends new reading about media freedom, media trust, public service and much more.

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