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Book | Denmark | 17 Dec 2015

Credible Journalism, A Question of Ethics and Accuracy

Professors Mark Blach-Ørsten, RUC, and Anker Brink Lund, Copenhagen Business School have completed the Danish study on Credible Journalism, A Question of Ethics and Accuracy.

NEWSLETTER | 14 Dec 2015

New issue of European Media Policy newsletter

European Media Policy reports about policy developments at the European level, as well as some international news. Read the new issue here.

Från forskarföreningarna | Sverige | 10 Dec 2015

FSMK-dagen och ämneskonferens

Föreningen för svensk medie- och kommunikationsforskning (FSMK) inbjuder  medlemmar till FSMK-dagen och ämneskonferensen i Karlstad 18-19 maj.
Årets tema är Digitala metoder.

Call for paper | 7 Dec 2015

Behind the Scenes? Ethnic Minorities in European Media Organizations

In a special issue of Nordicom Review, no. 1/2017, we invite proposals for papers addressing one of the most important, yet under-addressed issues in contemporary European media and communication research: the presence and role of ethnic minorities working within European media organizations.

Deadline for abstracts: January 30, 2016.

NEWSLETTER | 4 Dec 2015

New issue: Media Trends in the Nordic Countries

Read about the top 25 Nordic media companies, the economic development on the Nordic media markets, and current media inquiries in the Nordic countries. Media use and Books & Libraries are other themes in this issue.

NEWS | 3 Dec 2015

Media use in the EU countries

In a European comparison, the people of the Nordic countries are fairly avid radio listeners and readers of written press, but watch traditional TV at an EU average level or slightly less. As for Internet-related activities such as watching TV via the Internet, using online social networks or the Internet on the whole, the Nordics are at the top, according to the Eurobarometer surveys.

NEWS | 3 Dec 2015

Current media inquiries in the Nordic countries

In the Nordic countries a number of media-related inquiries are underway. In focus are the media market and the conditions for its operators, public service media's role and financing, as well as how media policies should be developed to support media diversity, freedom of expression, and democracy in the future.

NEWS | 3 Dec 2015

Report on RÚV creates debate in Iceland

A report on RÚV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, has been followed by a heated political debate. Both the opposition in Parliament and individuals within the media community have criticized the report, which is expected to serve as input in the ongoing discussions concerning a new service contract between RÚV and the State.

NEWS | 2 Dec 2015

A century of Swedish media inquiries

Nordicom has made a compilation of political inquiries regarding the media industry conducted since the early 1920's, and found that newspapers, public service and advertising are areas often examined.

NEWS | 1 Dec 2015

Top 25 Nordic media companies in 2014

Five Nordic media companies are significantly larger than the other players on the market, with Swedish media group Bonnier remaining the largest media company in the region. The distance down to Finnish Sanoma, in second place, is nonetheless smaller than before. The most profitable media company is the Swedish telecom company Com Hem.

NEWS | 1 Dec 2015

Report on the Danish book market 2015

The Book and Literature Panel in Denmark has published its first report, a mapping - not previously been done to the same extent - of the existing statistics on the book market in Denmark. In addition, the report presents new interdisciplinary statistics in the field. Moreover, it offers a number of recommendations for the improvement of existing statistics.

NEWS | 1 Dec 2015

Five trends affecting future cultural habits

   In a report released in October, the Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis addresses a number of trends in society that may have an important impact on the cultural habits of young and elderly people, as well as cultural policy in the future.

NEWS | 26 Nov 2015

Open access resources on media law in Europe

The  implementation of the Audiovisual Media Service Directive and the public service media remit are the subjects of two open access resources, recently launched by the European Audiovisual Observatory.

Television | Finland | 26 Nov 2015

Finnish TV output 2014

In Finland, the programme supply of the nationwide free-to-air channels has risen by six hours per day. Reality television and foreign fiction continue to be the largest programme categories in Finnish television, while news continues to decrease. This is shown in a report on Finnish TV programming by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which also indicates continuities of trends rather than any major changes compared to the previous year.

Nordicom-Information | 26 Nov 2015

Hets och hat online

Den digitala utvecklingen har inneburit enorma möjligheter att sprida budskap, kommunicera och bilda opinion. Men som så ofta finns det också en baksida. Detta nummer av Nordicom-Information handlar om trakasserier, hets och hat online.

Conference | 19 Nov 2015

The Free Daily Press in Europe 1995-2015

The free daily newspaper was created in Scandinavian countries in the mid-1990s. Today it's part of the everyday life of millions of Europeans.
The Free Daily Press in Europe 1995-2015  is an event aimed to promote an indepth debate on this particular massmedium that has been circulating in cities for the past 20 years.

Abstracts must reach the scientific committee by 30 November 2015.

NEWS | 17 Nov 2015

The Swedes and the Internet 2015

Over 90 per cent of the Swedish population has access to the Internet, and on average they use the Internet three hours a day. Almost eight in ten use social media, more and more watch movies and TV on the web, and more pay for streaming services. These are some of the results reported in The Swedes and the Internet 2015, by the Internet Foundation in Sweden.

NEWS | 16 Nov 2015

Norwegian media economy 2014

The Norwegian Media Authority has published its annual report on Norwegian media economy. It shows that commercial broadcasting has increased its revenues, but that the development of the media industry as a whole is marked by the decline in the newspaper economy.