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2021

2021-05
PUBLICATIONS | 6 May 2021

New Special Issue on the relationship between media and class

A new Special Issue has just been published, entitled “Class in/and the media: On the importance of class in media and communication studies”. The eight contributions to this special issue collectively focus on the relationship between media and class.

2021-04
NEWS | 29 Apr 2021

Webinar about gender equality in the media

Camera filming a womanOn 28 April 2021, Nordicom and the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) at the University of Gothenburg held a webinar about the project Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe (GEM). Watch the recorded version of the webinar here.

NEWS | 29 Apr 2021

Norwegian Media Barometer 2020: More news and more streaming

Cover The Norwegian Media Barometer 2020More Norwegians followed the news during the pandemic year 2020. This is shown by the 2020 Norwegian Media Barometer, conducted by Statistics Norway (SSB).

NEWS | 28 Apr 2021

A tough year for global press freedom – but Nordics keep top position

Once again four Nordic countries top the global list of press freedom. But in seven of ten countries in the world, free journalism is blocked, a situation worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

NEWS | 20 Apr 2021

Call for contributions to Open Access anthology about online surveillance

Person holdning a mobile phonePreliminary title: Everyday Life in the Culture of Surveillance. Editors: Coppélie Cocq, Jesper Enbom, Stefan Gelfgren, & Lars Samuelsson (all at Umeå University)

NEWS | 12 Apr 2021

A new issue of European Media Policy is released

 Welcome to a new issue of European Media Policy newsletter, covering the latest developments related to tech regulation, freedom of speech, digital tax, artificial intelligence, and general media.

NEWS | 8 Apr 2021

Call for anthology chapters: Audiovisual content for children and adolescents in the Nordics

Call for anthology chapters: Audiovisual content for children and adolecents in the Nordics: Production, distribution, and reception in a multi-platform era. Deadline for abstracts: 15 June 2021. 

PUBLICATIONS | 8 Apr 2021

New Special Issue focuses on media systems in “the other” Nordic countries

Landscape with houses, Faroe Islands. A new Special Issue has just been published, entitled ”Media Systems in the other Nordic Countries and Autonomous Regions”. It focuses on the media systems in the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Sápmi and Åland. 

NEWS | 1 Apr 2021

NordMedia2021: The program is here

Colorful rooftops in Reykjavík, Iceland.

A preliminary program for the NordMedia2021 conference is set. The keynote speaker will be Professor Eugenia Siapera from the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin. The conference will also include a panel discussion focusing on the resilience of different types of media systems.

2021-03
NEWS | 12 Mar 2021

A media year in the shadow of the coronavirus – new media report from DR, Denmark

Cover to the report Media Development 2020 from DR, DenmarkIn last year’s report, there was no doubt that 2020 would be a different media year for Denmark. 2019 was a year of savings and conflicts, leading to restructuring and shutdowns of several media channels in 2020. And then the pandemic hit. In this annual report, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) looks back at the media year of 2020 and the impact the coronavirus had on the Danes’ media habits.

NYHET | 11 Mar 2021

New study rejects the idea of filter bubbles

bubblor framför skärmarThere is little evidence that filter bubbles really exist or have any relevance to the increased polarisation in society. This is stated by Peter Dahlgren in a new Nordicom Review article. The study dismisses the idea of filter bubbles from both a psychological and technical point of view.

 

NYHET | 10 Mar 2021

New Special Issue highlights connection between uncivility, racism, and populism

mörkt tangentbord, knappar som lyserA new Special Issue of Nordicom Review has just been published, titled Uncivility, Racism, and Populism: Discourses and Interactive Practices in Anti-& Post-Democratic Communication. It highlights the inherent connection between in-/un-civility, racism and populism. 

NEWS | 3 Mar 2021

Digital trends and challenges in the media landscape 2021

The development of the media landscape continues to be characterised by digitalisation. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to more people turning to professional news media, while their advertising revenues continue to decline. The fourteenth edition of Nordicom’s recurring publication MedieSverige provides the reader with lots of facts and information about the Swedish media landscape.

2021-02
NEWS | 26 Feb 2021

Continuing ad loss for Icelandic media

Graph showing the Icelandic media revenue 1997-2019 in fixed prices, indexIn 2019, the revenue of the Icelandic media industry decreased by 4 per cent, driven by losses in the advertising market. This is according to newly released data from Statistics Iceland.

NEWS | 23 Feb 2021

Tiktok, tabloids or linear television – new report sheds light on different generations’ media habits

A reading man and a kid watching a movie in a sofaSenior citizens are continuously increasing their use of digital media, but there is still a large difference between them and younger citizens who have grown up with digital technology. This is shown by a new report by Nordicom, Mediebarometern 2019: Tema generationer [The Media Barometer 2019: Generations], where Catharina Bucht analyses age differences in the Swedish population’s media use.

NEWS | 8 Feb 2021

15 free webinars: Catch up on Nordic media

Recording studioDid you miss out on an interesting webinar during 2020? Don’t worry, many of them are still available to watch. Here you will find 15 webinars focusing on media usage, media trends and journalism in the Nordic countries, all for free.

2021-01
NEWS | 19 Jan 2021

Political communication: What is happening to the Nordic model?

Nordic flags outside the Swedish Parliament House in StockholmThe Nordic countries have been called a supermodel for political and economic governance. But as both political and media systems are changing, the Nordic model is challenged. A new anthology, published by Nordicom, examines political communication in the Nordic countries and questions the actuality of a clear-cut Nordic model.

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