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NEWS | 9 Jun 2014

The Nordic countries - Europe's busiest IT users

Europe’s most avid IT users live in the Nordic countries and the Netherlands. But Internet use is on a steady increase in all of Europe. More and more Europeans use a mobile phone to connect to the Internet, many have their own profiles on social networks, and online shopping is increasing. This is shown in Statistics Denmark’s report on ICT development in the EU countries.

NEWS | 2 Jun 2014

Nordic Top Priorities on Prime Ministers Summit

At their summit meeting in Iceland the Nordic Prime Ministers described the Nordic co-operation as a natural platform for the work involved in meeting the challenges facing the Nordic region, Europe and the rest of the world. They gave highest priority to the work of the Nordic Council of Ministers in areas such as bio-economy and health, and to strengthening the position and competitiveness of the region.

Nordicom | 22 May 2014

Ulla Carlsson Honorary Doctor at University of Tampere

Joint doctoral conferment of the School of Communication, Media and Theatre, the School of Education and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Tampere to be held on 5-7 June 2014

Conference Report | 5 May 2014

Making Television in the 21st Century

Fresh insights and global perspectives dominated the Making Television in the 21st Century Conference held in Aarhus University, Denmark from October 24-26, 2013. The common thread uniting the wide-ranging talks was the pursuit to provide updated models and methods to make sense of the evolving medium.

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NEWS | 5 May 2014

New five-year agreement to support Nordic films and TV

The Nordic culture ministers have together with Nordic film institutes and television stations announced a new five-year agreement with the Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

NEWS | 23 Apr 2014

Gender Balance in the Nordic Advertising Industry

Nordicom has compiled statistics about the Nordic advertising industry as a part of the project Nordic Gender & Media Forum. The data will be presented at at seminar in Copenhagen April 24 in collaboration with Kvinfo; Byrummets stereotype kvindebilleder - Køn og Reklamer" -  a seminar about the gender stereotypes in adverts  in the public sphere. (The seminar will be held in Scandinavian.)

A link to the handout Gender Balance in the Nordic Advertising industry can be found here.

NEWSLETTER | 15 Apr 2014

Newsletter on media policy in Europe

[NORDICOM] European Media Policy provides an up-date on policy developments at the European level. The April issue gives an overview of some main media questions - such as Internet governance, data protection and copyright - that have been discussed during the last months or will be on the agenda in the near future.



Nordicom-Finland | 14 Apr 2014

The Finnish Conference for Media Studies

The Finnish Conference for Media Studies was held in Vaasa, Finland 4-5april. It was organized by the Finnish Association for Media and Communication Studies (Mevi ry) together with the Department of Communication Studies in the University of Vaasa.

Nordicom | 31 Mar 2014

Where are the females in the gaming industry?

The rapid growth of the computer games market and industry has taken the education sector as well as the labour market by surprise. The gender distribution among students and workers, however, doesn't correspond with that of the population, nor with that of the players. This raises many questions: • What will the consequences of this distortion be? • Are we missing a great part of the potential game developers? • How does the Nordic games development respond to the recruiting challenges of the future? • Which attitudes promote diversity within the business? • What is the role of the university gaming schools? These issues are in focus during a seminar at Hanaholmen/Hanasaari, the Swedish-Finnish Culture Centre, Finland on April 2, 2014.

NEWS | 26 Mar 2014

Norwegian Media Barometer 2013: Steady increase in Net use

In Norway, Internet use is increasing in both reach and time. Reading of print newspapers shows a downward trend, while online reading is going up. These are some of the results from the Norwegian Media Barometer 2013, a survey conducted by Statistics Norway.

PUBLICATIONS | 24 Mar 2014

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Birgitta Ohlsson, the Swedish Minister for Democracy and EU-Affairs, and Ulla Carlsson, Professor and Director, Nordicom are speakers at this global event.

Nordicom | 20 Mar 2014

Time to step up - conference in Bergen

Time to step up. That is the theme for the Nordicom Nordic Gender & Media Forum conference in Bergen on May 7th.  The aim of the conference is to share good gender practice from the Nordic countries within the media industry, research and activism. It also serves as a pre-conference to the Nordic Media Festival May 7-9.  

From the Data Base NCOM | 19 Mar 2014

PhD Dissertations 2013

NORDICOM presents  PhD theses from the Nordic universities annually. In the database NCOM, you can also search for dissertations by searching for Doctoral Dissertation. Recently documented thesis can be found on NCOM's front page.

Nordicom Review Special Issue | 19 Mar 2014

New Nordic Journalism Research. Challenges and Perspectives

Journalism studies has been a reseach area at Nordic universitites for many decades. Today, at most Nordic universities, journalism reseach is integrated into and organized within the broader field of media and communication studies. The Nordic Research network in Journalism Studies, financed by NordForsk from 2009-2013, was an attempt to establish a more specialized forum for contact and cooperation between senior researchers and PhD students engaged in journalism studies.

The Swedish Research Council | 12 Mar 2014

International Career Grant

The Swedish Research Council introduce a new research grant: International Career Grant, adressed to researchers early in their career. You can apply for an International Career Grant in all subject areas and the doctorate must be between two and seven years old on the closing application date.

NEWS | 6 Mar 2014

Men still dominate the boards in Swedish newspaper industry

[NORDICOM] Three of four board members in the Swedish daily newspaper companies are still men. As for CEOs, 84 per cent are men compared to 14 per cent women. This is shown in a Nordicom survey covering the Swedish daily press.

Reprinted | | 24 Feb 2014

Diffusion of the News Paradigm 1850-2000

  Diffusion of the News Paradigm 1850-2000, edited by Svennik Høyer & Horst Pöttker is now available in a reprinted version.The anthology was first published in 2005, and it is one of a few which compares the developments of news journalism cross-nationality. The anthology is topically centred on the news paradigm: its origin and diffusion over more than a century. It also contrasts the news paradigm with some of its opposites in journalism history.


NEWS | 14 Feb 2014

TV-viewing in the Nordic countries decreases

[NORDICOM] TV-viewing in the Nordic countries decreased in 2013. Denmark shows the largest change, while the situation in Finland is rather stable. This is shown in data from the national survey institutes, compiled by Nordicom.

Nordicom | 6 Feb 2014

A Wide Global Reach

Nordicom reaches users in 194 countries. The most downloaded publication is the scientific journal Nordicom Review. It also has a substantial number of subscribers, where the majority is outside the Nordic region.