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NEWS | 16 Dec 2016

Update of AVMSD: Role of National Regulators Contentious Issue

During the autumn the new rules for audiovisual media services proposed in May by the EU Commission were debated in the Council and the European Parliament’s Culture Committee. The role of national regulators, advertising rules and the new “quotas” for European works in on-demand services seem to be tricky issues. This is reported in the latest issue of Nordicom's European Media Policy newsletter.

NordMedia | 14 Dec 2016

Welcome to NordMedia 2017

NordMedia 2017 conference is coming soon. Next summer media reseachers will meet again, this time in Finland. The School of Communication, Media and Theatre at the University of Tampere is honored to organize the next biannual NordMedia conference.

NEWS | 7 Dec 2016

New editor of Norsk medietidsskrift

A new issue of the Norwegian journal Norsk medietidsskrift is released. This is the last issue with Steen Steensen as editor. From 2017 Jens Barland will be the editor.

NEWSLETTER | 6 Dec 2016

New Issue of European Media Policy

Welcome to a new issue of our newsletter European Media Policy, providing an up-date on policy developments at the European level.

Conference | Sweden | 5 Dec 2016

Journalism and Terrorism

The Linnæus University, Kalmar, will organise an international conference on Journalism in a world of terrorism, 9-11 May 2017.

NEWS | 2 Dec 2016

Top 25 companies on the Nordic media market in 2015

In 2015, five media companies, all Nordic, reached a turnover of one billion euros on the Nordic markets. The largest by far is the Swedish Bonnier group, followed by Norway's Schibsted Media Group and the Swedish Stenbeck sphere (MTG/Viasat).

NEWS | 2 Dec 2016

Media VAT in the Nordic countries

In a new proposal, the European Commission suggests identical rules for value-added tax (VAT) on print and digital papers and books. Norway abolished VAT on digital news in March this year, but what is the situation in the other Nordic countries? Nordicom has mapped the VAT rates for the media sectors in the five Nordic countries.

NEWS | 30 Nov 2016

Norway to start closing down FM network early 2017

Next year, nationwide radio in Norway will go fully digital. The FM transmissions will be closed down county by county, starting in January 2017. Most local radio stations will be able to continue on the FM network until 2022.

NEWS | 29 Nov 2016

Internet freedom on decline

Internet freedom around the world declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2016, according to a report by Freedom House. Iceland, the only Nordic country in the study, is rated as a global leader in free speech.

NEWS | 28 Nov 2016

One in four Danes does not actively seek news

A new report reveals Danish citizens’ sources of knowledge and news. Among other things, it shows that TV remains the main provider of news, that nearly one in four Danes does not actively seek news, and that there is a relationship between higher news consumption and having discussed politics in one’s family while growing up.

NEWS | 28 Nov 2016

Young people’s news consumption in Norway

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.

Nordicom Review | 28 Nov 2016

Nordicom Review continues to develop

In November 2016, Nordicom Review’s new editorial board was completed. This is one of many steps taken during recent years to further develop the journal into one of a clear international standard.

NEWS | 23 Nov 2016

Decline in the Finnish media market in 2015

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.

NEWS | 23 Nov 2016

The Swedes and the Internet in 2016

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).

NEWS | 23 Nov 2016

Media development in Denmark in 2016 - English summary

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.

Conference | Nordic | 22 Nov 2016

Nordic Data Journalism - NODA17

Data journalism is changing journalism. New processes, products, and professional values are emerging ­ but data journalism also makes new cooperative efforts possible, enabling new types of agency. NODA17 is an annual meeting point for media trends, addressing digital journalists, reseachers and media companies.

NEWS | 15 Nov 2016

Swedish inquiry suggests platform-neutral media subsidies

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.

NEWS | 15 Nov 2016

Five future scenarios from the Danish Public Service Committee

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.

NEWS | 9 Nov 2016

Global challenges for the Nordic media industry

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.