News archive

2017

2017-09
NYHET | 8 Sep 2017

Literacy in a Digital World

Friday the 8th of September 2017 is International Literacy Day, this year it’ll be celebrated under the theme of ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. In honour of the day we’re highlighting some of our recent publications focusing on media literacy in a digital world. 

NEWS | 6 Sep 2017

Nordic expert meeting on fake news

In cooperation with the Nordic Journalist center, Nordicom is arranging an expert meeting on fake news in the end of September. 

2017-08
NEWS | 31 Aug 2017

Report maps business models of Nordic local and city newspapers

A report published by the Communication Research Centre CRC at the University of Helsinki explores the business models of local and city newspapers in Scandinavia. The report, written in Finnish, is based on a description and comparison of cases in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

NEWS | 31 Aug 2017

Digital News Report 2017

People in the Nordic countries are among Europe’s most avid users of smartphones for reading news online. They are also the most willing to pay for online news. These are some of the findings in the Digital News Report 2017 from the Reuters Institute.

NEWS | 30 Aug 2017

Nordic telecom report: Mobile continues to increase

In the Nordic countries, the data volume in the mobile networks is still growing strongly. High-speed broadband subscriptions are also increasingly popular, and all Nordic countries have more subscriptions per capita than the EU average. These are some of the findings in a report from the Nordic telecom authorities.

NEWS | 23 Aug 2017

Call for Papers: NORDICOM Review Special Issue


CALL FOR PAPERS: NORDICOM Review/ (OPEN ACCESS)
Making sense of small and big data as onlife traces

Deadline for abstracts is approaching, send your submission by the 1st of September 2017. 

PUBLICATIONS | 21 Aug 2017

New book addresses 250 years of freedom of expression in Sweden

Last year Sweden’s Freedom of the Press Act, the first legislation of its kind in the world, celebrated 250 years. The newly released book, ‘The Legacy of Peter Forsskål. 250 Years of Freedom of Expression’, sheds light on the history of free speech based on Peter Forsskål and his 21 theses on civil liberty. 

NEWSLETTER | 9 Aug 2017

New Issue of European Media Policy

The August issue of Nordicom's newsletter European Media Policy is out. The newsletter provides an update on policy developments at the European level, concentrating on news from the European Union.

2017-07
NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

UNESCO study: Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age

Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age is the name of a new global study produced by WAN-IFRA for UNESCO. It examines the risks and challenges confronting the safety and privacy of journalistic sources in the new digital environment. 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

Trust in the media remains stable

Despite great changes in the surrounding world, there is a general stability in Sweden. Trust in the media also remains stable, although it differs between different social groups. This is shown in the new research anthology Larmar och gör sig till, published by the SOM-institute.

 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

Global journalism research collected on one site

Can all global journalism research be captured on one site? The Journalism Research News Project mines the Internet for news about recent international research, and collects it in one place. Launched in 2015 in Finland, it has presented almost 1500 articles so far.

2017-06
NEWS | 28 Jun 2017

New issue of MedieKultur

The Danish reserach journal MedieKultur has released a new special issue. The theme is ”Complex Evolution - Media and communication in contemporary Asia” and it contains articles from one of the panels at the NordMedia conference in 2015. 

NEWS | 28 Jun 2017

New issue of Norsk medietidskrift

Issue 2/2017 of Norsk medietidskrift is a special issue based on the Norweigan Media Research Conference that was held in Bergen in 2016. The common theme of the articles is that they are about news, in one way or another. 

NEWS | 28 Jun 2017

Huge loss in ad revenues for Norwegian newspapers

Last year, the newspapers in Norway lost well over 100 million euro in advertising revenue (over one billion NOK). For the first time, revenue from digital advertising also declined. This is according to a report by the Norwegian Media Authority on the newspaper economy in 2016.

NEWS | 28 Jun 2017

Growth in digital subscriptions in Norway

In Norway, the number of newspapers with paywalls for online content continues to increase. The number of digital newspaper subscriptions is also growing. This has resulted in a slow-down in the decreasing of circulations, according to a 2016 report on Norwegian newspapers (Avisåret, 2016).

NEWS | 27 Jun 2017

New issue of Media & viestintä

The Finnish scientific journal Media & viestintä has released its second issue for 2017.  New to this issue is that the journal is moving to a new address and becomes part of the open journal database “Journal.fi”. 

NEWS | 26 Jun 2017

Online hate speech legislation in the Nordic countries

Online hate speech targets both women and men. However, men are more likely to fall victim to attacks involving threats of violence and references to their profession and competence, whereas women are more likely to experience sexist and sexually charged offences. This is shown in a new report presented by Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK). 

PUBLICATIONS | 19 Jun 2017

New study maps the Swedish media output

In collaboration with the Swedish press and broadcasting authority, Nordicom is publishing the report Medieutveckling 2017 – Medieutbud [Media development 2017 – media output]. The report is a new way of mapping the Swedish media output, focusing on news and fact content in the media over time. 

NEWS | 16 Jun 2017

Radio listening in the Nordic countries 2016

More than seven of ten Nordic people listen to the radio every day, via FM/DAB or live transmissions online. This means that listening to flow radio remains fairly stable. Podcasts, however, are still for the few. This is shown in Nordicom's compilations of 2016 radio data in the Nordic countries.

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