News archive

2019

2019-12
NEWS | 19 Dec 2019

Nordicom Review in the news

In 2019, almost a third (6 of 17) of Nordicom Review's articles appeared in the news. Here are all of them listed in chronological order. One of the most visible articles from 2019 was ”Framing Gender Justice: A comparative analysis of the media coverage of ‘metoo’ in Denmark and Sweden” by Tina Askanius and Jannie Møller Hartley. It appeared in 75 news articles and clips in Nordic media. 

 

NEWSLETTER | 18 Dec 2019

New issue: Media Trends in the Nordic Countries 3-2019

Logo nordiska nyhetsbrevetMore people read news digitally than on paper, using and paying for streaming services is becoming increasingly common – and for both newspapers and TV, audiences’ willingness to pay for content is becoming increasingly important. These are some of the topics in the new issue of Nordicom's Nordic newsletter.

NEWS | 17 Dec 2019

Finland’s national policy for media education updated

Omslag Medialukutaito Suomessa: kansalliset mediakasvatuslinjauksetIn Finland, the national policy for media education has been updated. The Ministry of Education and Culture published the new policy document, Media Education in Finland on 16 December 2019 (available in Finnish and English).

NEWS | 17 Dec 2019

The Norwegian media economy in 2018

For the first time, TV advertising is declining in Norway. But as TV viewers pay more for premium content and distribution, the total TV economy is still growing. The Norwegian newspaper industry has a stable level of revenue for the first time since 2011, reports the Norwegian Media Authority.

NEWS | 16 Dec 2019

From Individuals to Communities: Towards New Enhancements of Media and Information Literacy

Media and information literacy (MIL) has been criticised for having become a term that is too overarching and inclusive to have proper meaning. In the final chapter of a newly published anthology, the authors Alton Grizzle and Masatoshi Hamada present an outline for a “new-generation expansion” of the concept, the “Media and Information Literacy Expansion”, MILx.

NEWS | 11 Dec 2019

Telecommunications report: Mobile data usage up in the Nordics

In the Nordic countries, mobile call minutes are generally stagnating, but high-speed broadband and the use of mobile data are increasing. These are some of the main findings from a 2018 telecommunications report.

NEWS | 5 Dec 2019

The Nordics – Europe’s busiest users of culture and media online

With almost universal household Internet access, Iceland leads in using the Internet for streaming TV and movies, reading online news, listening to web radio and streaming music and purchasing films, music and reading material. The other Nordic countries usually follow closely, according to Eurostat's Culture Statistics report.

PUBLICATIONS | 4 Dec 2019

Hyperlocal media does not replace discontinued local news media

While local news media outlets are closing down, the ecosystem of new digital media providing local news is growing. But the new hyperlocal media is usually found in areas that already have local papers andother news outlets, and their economic situation is often unpredictable. Therefore, hyperlocal media rarely become substitutes for discontinued local news media. These are some of the conclusions from a new collection of studies on hyperlocal media published by Nordicom.

NEWS | 4 Dec 2019

Report on Danes' perception of news

Omslag SLKS rapport om danskarnas nyhetsförståelse Researchers at the Danish School of Media and Journalism have studied how the Danish population perceive and comprehend news. Among the unexpected results was that social media has less significance for opinion building than anticipated.

NEWSLETTER | 2 Dec 2019

European Media Policy – the December issue

Welcome to a new issue of our European Media Policy newsletter. Read about the new EU Commission’s tough approach to tech giants, vows to fight disinformation, planned regulations for digital services, and more in this Open Access newsletter.

2019-11
NEWS | 27 Nov 2019

Worst year ever for Swedish daily press

This year’s Swedish media economics report, Medieutveckling — Medieekonomi 2019, is produced by Nordicom in collaboration with the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority. It shows that commercial radio and TV are performing well, while the daily press has been hit hard by new competition in the media market.

NEWS | 25 Nov 2019

The Finnish media economy in 2018

In Finland, the total value of the media market remained unchanged from 2017 to 2018. But for the media sectors, there were both ups and downs. While for example newspapers and magazines showed a weakened position, the TV industry grew, boosted by pay-TV and video-on-demand services.

NYHET | 8 Nov 2019

Global Internet freedom continues its decline

The latest Freedom House report notes that global Internet freedom has continued its decline for nine consecutive years. Unregulated social media has been exploited for political and societal manipulation, and these tactics are being adopted around the globe. Iceland, however, maintains the integrity of their internet freedom with a top ranking of 95/100.

NEWS | 8 Nov 2019

Nordic children’s and young people’s cultural habits

Kulturanalys Nordens rapport Making Culture - omslagThe Nordic Agency for Cultural Policy has launched a research anthology, providing new insights into the leisure culture among Nordic children and youth. Digital media, smart phones, and online gaming are among the trends highlighted in the report.

2019-10
NEWS | 24 Oct 2019

Digitisation is affecting our media lives

The use of traditional media is decreasing and the use of social media is levelling out. At the same time, the use of digital streaming services for video and sound is increasing. This is stated in the report The Swedes and the Internet 2019, presented by the Internet Foundation in Sweden on October 15.

NEWS | 23 Oct 2019

New report about the media development in Denmark

The Media Development in Denmark 2019 - cover of the reportIn 2018, more Danes accessed a news site daily than read a printed daily newspaper. During the same year, half the newspaper titles in Denmark lost more than ten per cent of their readers. These are some of the trends shown in the Media Development in Denmark 2019 report.

2019-09
NEWS | 30 Sep 2019

Nordicom Seeks Assistant Director

Nordicom is now looking for a full-time assistant director. The assistant director will work with Nordicom's director and participate in the strategic and day-to-day management of Nordicom's operations.

NEWS | 19 Sep 2019

A new issue is out: Media Trends in the Nordic Countries 2-2019

The Nordics are high performers in digitisation in European and global comparisons. As for media use, there is a continuous shift to digital consumption, but age gaps are increasing. These are some of the themes covered in this newsletter, all with a focus on the Nordic countries.

NEWS | 18 Sep 2019

The Nordics replace licence fee with public service tax

Nordens flaggor foto Johannes Jansson norden.orgOver the course of just a decade, all the Nordic countries now have – or are on their way to having – shifted to tax-based funding of public service media. Still, the models chosen are not totally alike. We have mapped the similarities and differences in the different countries.

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