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NEWS | 8 Nov 2016

Media VAT in the Nordic countries

The different value-added tax (VAT) rates for digital and print papers and books are under debate. 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.

Ledig tjänst | 7 Nov 2016


Som forskningsinformatör på Nordicom arbetar du såväl nationellt som nordiskt och globalt. Arbetsspråket är skandinaviska eller engelska; det varierar mellan olika uppdrag.
Tjänsten är delad mellan två områden, där båda i huvudsak handlar om att föra ut den kunskap som produceras vid Nordicom. Det innebär att du kommer att arbeta mycket med vår webb, men också att självständigt utveckla vår omvärldsnärvaro.

Ledig tjänst | 6 Nov 2016


Som dokumentalist hos Nordicom arbetar du dels med vår relationsdatabas med nordiska medieforskare utifrån keywords, dels med den vetenskapliga tidskriften, Nordicom Review och att strukturera så kallade back issues, till internationella databaser.

NEWS | 2 Nov 2016

Extra funds to develop Nordicom’s media use survey

When the Swedish government’s budget for 2017 was presented in September, Nordicom was allocated an additional  500,000 SEK. This money will be used to develop Nordicom’s annual media use survey.

NEWS | 1 Nov 2016

Half the world’s population is still offline

Internet access is approaching saturation in the developed world. At the same time, however, half the world’s population is still offline. Iceland and Finland are world leaders in Internet use and mobile broadband subscriptions, respectively. All this according to the report State of Broadband 2016.

NEWS | 1 Nov 2016

Reading trends in Sweden: Do we still read books?

Is there room for the book in the digital media landscape? Or have we ceased reading books? These are some of the questions a short book trends report, based on Nordicom-Sweden’s Media Barometer surveys, seeks to answer.

From the research associations | Finland | 1 Nov 2016

Media & viestintä 3/2016

Media & viestintä är en av Finlands ledande tidskrifter om kommunikations- och medieforskning. Artiklarna skrivs i regel på finska men sammandrag på engelska ingår. Media & viestintä ges ut av den finländska forskarföreningen Mevi.

NEWS | 28 Oct 2016

Norway and Sweden: Savings keep newspapers in the black

The newspaper industry is under pressure. Advertising revenues continue to fall, and the continued profitability of most newspapers is explained by substantial cost cuts. At the same time, business is going relatively well for TV and radio. This is shown in two reports on media economy by the Norwegian and Swedish media authorities.

NEWS | 26 Oct 2016

Nytt nummer av Norsk Medietidsskrift

"Det er allment kjent at medieforskningen står i et spenn mellom humaniora og samfunnsvitenskapene og i økende grad også teknologivitenskapene og andre felt."
Det skriver Steen Steensen i siste nummer av Norsk Medietidsskrift.
Les artikeln om metodeproblem och andra artikler i det seneste nummer av tidsskriften.

NordMedia | 14 Oct 2016

NordMedia 2017: Call for temporary working groups

NordMedia 2017 conference invites proposals for new temporary working groups to complete academic discussions around the conference theme Mediated Realities - Global Challenges.
Proposals for temporary working groups with contact information of chairs and vice chairs and no more than 300 word must be submitted before 14th November.

New publication | 7 Oct 2016

Blurring the Lines


Blurring the lines focuses on challenges from the market to free speech and how free speech can be protected, promoted and developed when lines between journalism and advertising are blurred.

Editors: Maria Edström, Andrew T. Kenyon & Eva-Maria Svensson.

Nordicom | 29 Sep 2016

Meet Maarit Jaakkola - new employee at Nordicom

Nordicom welcomes a new colleague, Maarit Jaakkola. Maarit will mainly work as an editor of the scientific journal Nordicom Information and lead an annual study on the content in Swedish media. She brings with her broad experience as a researcher, teacher and journalist in Finland.

NEWS | 21 Sep 2016

EU study: How do people access media content online?

A new Eurobarometer survey shows how 15- to 45-year-olds use the Internet to access media content. Finland, Denmark and Sweden top the league in using professional streaming services to access music, films and TV series online. Finland and Sweden also rank high in reading digital news via newspaper websites or apps.

NEWSLETTER | 7 Sep 2016

New issue of Media Trends in the Nordic Countries

The Nordic countries are increasingly mobile, the smartphone has become a given interface, and age stands out as an important factor for how media is consumed. These are some of the media trends reported in the new issue of Nordicom's Nordic newsletter.

NEWS | 5 Sep 2016

New Nordic knowledge centre for cultural analysis

A knowledge centre for Nordic cultural policy is underway. The project, commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers, is headed by the Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis. Compiling and harmonizing Nordic cultural statistics is one part of its mission.

NEWS | 5 Sep 2016

Suggestion for NRK's financing in Norway

An expert committee suggests that the financing for NRK, the Norwegian public service company, should be based on a licence fee (household fee), that should be platform-neutral, and include both linear and non-linear services.

NEWS | 31 Aug 2016

The YLE tax remains in Finland

A parliamentary working group, established to re-assess the role of the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE on the media market, did not propose any changes to the existing system of funding. YLE should increase its purchases from independent production companies, but the tax remains.

NEWS | 30 Aug 2016

News consumption in Norway and Sweden

In Norway and Sweden, two inquiries are looking into how the media sector should be arranged to encourage media diversity, especially in news journalism. In both countries, the inquiries have turned to researchers for help in identifying and analysing citizens' news habits.

Conference | 25 Aug 2016


The biannual NordMedia conference is arranged by the Nordic media research associations in cooperation with Nordicom and the host university. The conference was first arranged in Oslo in 1973, and has ever since been arranged by the Nordic countries in turn.

The NordMedia 2017 conference - the 28th - is hosted by University of Tampere between August 17th to 19th. The theme is 'Mediated Realities – Global Challenges'. .

The conference website is under construction.



NEWS | 25 Aug 2016

Digital News Report 2016

An increasing move to mobile phones, growing importance of social media for news, and a reluctance to pay for news online. These are some of the findings in the Digital News Report 2016, covering 26 countries including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.