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NEWS | 5 Apr 2017

The state of Danish local media

What is the state of the local media - and are the local media still local? These questions are the focus of two new reports published by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces in cooperation with the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

NEWS | 4 Apr 2017

Swedish government wants more diversity in the radio sector

In Sweden, commercial radio permits refer to local broadcasting areas. Nevertheless, over time large radio networks have been created, with MTG and Bauer Media as the current dominating players. The Swedish government has now proposed allowing larger broadcasting areas, in order to promote diversity and competition in the radio field.

NEWS | 4 Apr 2017

Pay walls strengthened local newspapers’ ad potential

Norwegian local newspapers have strengthened their opportunities to earn online advertising revenue after having introduced digital subscription fees. This is reported in a new study by the BI Centre for Creative Industries (BI:CCI).


Book Release: Citizens in a Mediated World

New book release from Nordicom! The book Citizens in a Mediated World is discussing the meaning  of modern citizenship in a globalized digital media culture and how Media and Information Literacy (MIL) can contribute to promoting the rights of children and young people. 

NEWS | 31 Mar 2017

EU28 becoming as online as the Nordics?

While young people in the Nordic countries have been daily Internet users for many years, today older people are also becoming avid users. Compared to the EU average, young people in Europe are now on par with the young in the Nordics, while there are still major differences between older groups in the Nordic countries and the EU.

NEWS | 30 Mar 2017

TV viewing in the Nordic countries in 2016

Even though linear TV still attracts large audiences, the trend is clear: linear TV is decreasing while online TV is growing. And this is especially true for the young audience. This is shown in Nordicom’s compilations of 2016 TV data from the national survey institutes in the Nordic countries.

NEWS | 29 Mar 2017

New and exciting among the research literature

During 2016, a great deal of new literature was released in the field of media and communication research in the Nordic countries. To make it easier to navigate among the titles, Nordicom has put together a a list of selected research literature that was released in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden during 2016. 

NEWS | 28 Mar 2017

Education, age and gender determines how much we read

The Danish Book and Literature Panel has issued a report that maps the reading habits in the Nordic countries, as well as Germany and the UK. The report shows that education, age and gender influence how much we read – across the country boarders.  

PUBLICATIONS | 27 Mar 2017

The Media Barometer: First Results 2016


The first results of Nordicom’s annual report The Media Barometer shows that readers of daily newspapers continue to decrease, and the use of digital platforms is increasing. Watching TV online is getting more popular - especially among youths, who also spend more and more time on social media. 


NEWS | 22 Mar 2017

New from the National Research Journals in the Nordic countries

The National Research Journals in the Nordic countries have all released new issues . The articles cover themes such as Norweigan film history, how social media can challenge notions of gender and family and the use of Twitter during the Boston Marathon bombings.  

PUBLICATIONS | 21 Mar 2017

New study: The Nordic Advertising Market in a Digital World

Great changes are taking place on the global ad market. The digitalization of advertising is rapid and more advertisers choose to advertise online instead of in traditional media. In May, Nordicom will be releasing a unique study that reviews how the competition from global digital ad platforms, such as Facebook and Google, affect the media and journalism in the Nordic countries- 

NEWS | 21 Mar 2017

Norwegian Commission for Media Pluralism delivers its final report

On March 7th, the Commission for Media Pluralism presented its final report, “Norwegian media pluralism - a stronger media policy for the public”. It proposes a number of financial measures to ensure media pluralism and quality journalism in Norway, and calls for politicians to speed up their media policy work.

NEWS | 20 Mar 2017

New record for Nordic TV and media partnership

Never before has so much TV been co-produced across Nordic boundaries. This is reported in the 2016 annual report from Nordvision, the partnership among the Nordic public service broadcasters. The youth drama series Shame and journalistic collaboration around the so-called Panama Papers are two examples of Nordic projects from last year.

NEWS | 20 Mar 2017

The Media Industry Responds to Changing Conditions

According to a recent analysis prepared by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces, the media economy is challenged by the effect of the recent changes in the media market. This report examines the media industry’s ability to adapt to the new reality. 

PUBLICATIONS | 15 Mar 2017

The Swedish Newspaper Market During the 21st Century

The current newspaper market consist of large-scale owners although fewer in number, at the same time the competitive conditions are transforming and the revenue is falling. A report from Nordicom shows that the structural transformation of the Swedish newspaper market during the 21st century has been extensive and has resulted in great changes.  

NEWS | 13 Mar 2017

Harsh Debates on Facebook Scares Half of the Danes Away

New research shows that 50 percent of the Danes restrain from participating in online debates because the tone is too harsh.   

NEWS | 13 Mar 2017

The Nordics peak in 2017 digital EU index

Denmark, Finland and Sweden are Europe's best-performing countries in digitization, according to the European Commission's digital index of 2017. Norway, not included in the ranking, is at the same high level as its neighbouring Nordic countries.

NEWS | 13 Mar 2017

Finnish proposal for support to commercial TV news

A Finnish working group appointed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications suggests financial support to commercial TV news broadcasting. They propose a three-year support programme for commercial TV channels with a programme licence to operate a public interest channel.

EVENT | 10 Mar 2017

Forskarföreningarnas årliga konferenser

De nationella forskarföreningarna inom medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap håller årligen konferenser / årsmöten med aktuella teman. Under våren träffas medlemmarna i den finska och svenska medieforskarföreningarna.