News archive

2019

2019-09
NEWS | 12 Sep 2019

Three reports on media and cultural habits in Sweden

Young consumers are increasingly accessing media through digital channels, and age gaps between generations are growing. At the same time, otherwise rather stable cultural habits are gradually changing. These are some of the findings from three recent studies in Sweden.

2019-08
NEWS | 21 Aug 2019

Today Nordicom Launches NordMedia Network

At the NordMedia conference in August 2019, Nordicom launches a new digital platform dedicated to Nordic media researchers. On the platform, you are able to present yourself and your research, find partners and keep up to date with the latest in Nordic media research, in a completely new Nordic context.

NEWSLETTER | 20 Aug 2019

European Media Policy – the August issue is here

Welcome to a new issue of our European Media Policy newsletter. The newsletter provides an update on policy developments at the European level, concentrating on news from the European Union.

NEWS | 20 Aug 2019

Five recommendations for better access to Nordic TV

Reduce geoblocking for Nordic public service TV online. This is suggested in a report examining how people in the Nordics could get access to more Nordic TV programmes, published by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

NEWS | 16 Aug 2019

The Government's proposal for Swedish public service media 2020-2025

The Swedish public service media companies should be up to date and in close connection to the audience. They are also a common good that should work in a media system with a free and functioning commercial media market. This is what the Swedish Minister of Culture, Amanda Lind, said in June 2019 when she presented the Government's proposal on the conditions for a new broadcasting remit for Sweden's three public service media companies.

2019-07
NYHET | 11 Jul 2019

Digital News Report 2019

Norway leads the world in paying for online news, while Finland has the most trusted news media. This is according to the Digital News Report 2019, which compares online news consumption in 38 countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

PUBLICATIONS | 4 Jul 2019

Making sense of small and big data as onlife traces

This special issue of Nordicom Review discusses how we create meaning in, and make sense of, big and small data as traces of intrinsically interwoven offline and online lives, also known as onlife traces.

NEWS | 3 Jul 2019

Changes in Finns' use of media

In a recent article, Statistics Finland examines the changes in Finns' ways of watching TV, listening to radio, and reading newspapers and magazines over the last decades. The developments in online and social media use are also analysed.  

PUBLICATIONS | 1 Jul 2019

Introducing the Nordic Journal of Media Studies

The first issue of a new Open Access journal, Nordic Journal of Media Studies, has been published. The issue editors, Kirsten Frandsen and Hanne Bruun, hope that it will contribute to the field by addressing current research topics and explore issues that are not yet fully mature. The journal is published by Nordicom and the first issue is titled Disrupting Media Infrastructures. 

2019-06
NEWS | 20 Jun 2019

Call for papers: Class in/and the media

Call for papers: Nordicom Review Special Issue. Title: ‘Class in/and the media’​. Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 November 2019

NEWS | 14 Jun 2019

New EU rules for streaming services

In a recent report on media policy, the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority describes, among other things, the new EU rules for TV and streaming services. The Directive is to be implemented in the EU countries, plus Iceland and Norway.

2019-05
NEWS | 27 May 2019

Nordic media history on the agenda

In the field of Nordic press, journalism and media history, there is full activity. Last autumn, a Nordic network for media historians was established; in Norway, the national media-historical association has made its scientific journal fully available online; and in Sweden, the national media-historical association has published its 2019 media history yearbook.

PUBLICATIONS | 24 May 2019

The Swedish Media Barometer: 40 years

Nordicom-Sweden's Media Barometer (Mediebarometern) is an annual survey focusing on how the Swedish
population uses media on traditional and digital platforms on an average day. Read a summary in English.

NEWS | 16 May 2019

The Norwegian Media Barometer 2018

Norsk mediebarometer 2018 omslagFewer people in Norway are reading newspapers. TV viewing is also dropping – and radio listening is the lowest ever. Meanwhile, video and audio media use holds its place. These are some of the results from the Norwegian Media Barometer 2018.

NEWS | 15 May 2019

Nordicom launches a new digital research platform

Nordicom will launch a new digital research platform at the NordMedia conference in August 2019. The platform will serve as an online resource for connecting Nordic media researchers and making Nordic media research more accessible. 

NEWS | 15 May 2019

Call for Papers: Struggling with Technology

Call for papers: Nordicom Review Special Issue. Title: Struggling with Technology. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 October 2019.

NEWS | 8 May 2019

Call for papers: Media Systems in the other Nordic countries

Call for papers: Nordicom Review Special Issue. Title: Media Systems in the other Nordic countries and autonomous regions: Studies of News Media, Journalism and Democracy in Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Samiland and Åland. Deadline for submission of full abstracts is 25 September 2019. 

2019-04
NEWS | 26 Apr 2019

World Press Freedom Index 2019

Reporters Without Borders has published its annual Press Freedom Index, with three Nordic countries topping it: Norway, Finland, and Sweden. However, the number of countries regarded as safe for journalists continues to decline.

NEWS | 11 Apr 2019

Calling for articles on media studies in a Nordic context

In a call for articles for the 2020 issue of Nordic Journal of Media Studies the editors Anne Jerslev and Göran Bolin invites researchers to reflect on the Nordic context in media studies. 

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