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European Media Policy – the February issue is out

EU legislations of key importance for the media are soon to receive a final approvement. Meanwhile, the EU is preparing for the upcoming elections in June and disinformation is therefore in focus. The February issue of the European Media Policy newsletter is out.
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Workshop on academic publishing for doctoral students

Publishing in international journals is a given for researchers. Nevertheless, it can often be difficult to get an overview of the range of journals and to understand the different steps involved in the publication process. There are many pieces that need to be in place before a manuscript reaches its readers. Among other things, there is a review process where you – as a scholar – make sure that another’s manuscript meets the highest standards of scientific quality. To help sort things out, Nordicom is organising a workshop on academic journal publishing.
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Live stream of a symposium about the public value of communication infrastructures in the Nordics

Are the Nordic states too reliant on tech giants to sustain the critical communication infrastructures of the welfare state? Nordicom and Nordregio have invited media scholars and industry and policy actors to debate this at a symposium in Stockholm on 8 February. The symposium was live streamed and is available to watch afterwards.
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Nordic Media Policy, Issue 1 2024, is out

The EU’s legal packages DSA and upcoming EMFA mean expanded tasks for several Nordic media authorities, e.g., Traficom in Finland. In addition, the copyright laws are being reviewed and we look closer at the processes in Denmark and Sweden. Norway, in turn, is reviewing its computer game strategy, while the debate about the conditions for public service media continues in Greenland and other Nordic countries. That and a lot more in the first Nordic Media Policy newsletter of the year.
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Two new factsheets: The 10 largest newspaper companies and the 25 largest media companies in the Nordics, 2022

The Nordic region’s four largest newspaper companies come from four different countries. The biggest player is the Swedish media company Bonnier’s news media division: Bonnier News. The list of the largest Nordic media companies is dominated by companies from the telecom industry. The single largest company was the Swedish streaming service Spotify.
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Vacancy: Nordicom and the SOM Institute seek administrator

Nordicom and the SOM institute are looking for an administrator for a 16 month temporary position. The last day to apply is 7 February 2024.
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Call for papers: Influencers: Entertainment, Politics, and Strategic Online Culture

Call for papers for a new issue of our scientific journal Nordic Journal of Media Studies entitled "Influencers: Entertainment, Politics, and Strategic Online Culture". Deadline for extended abstracts is 3 April 2024.
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European Media Policy – the December issue is out

The two most important media-related EU legislations for this term have now been agreed upon: the European Media Freedom Act and the Directive intended to counter strategic lawsuits against public participation. Read about this and the latest developments in media policy at the EU level in the December issue of the European Media Policy newsletter.
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Five books to read during winter break

As the holiday season approaches and the year winds down, the time to pick up a good book has never been better. These five Nordicom books, all peer reviewed, Open Access, and covering a diverse range of topics, will provide the perfect company during the winter break.
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Equal boards contribute to more female leaders in the media industry

A mapping of the Nordic region's largest media companies, carried out by Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg, shows a clear connection between equal company boards and the choice of CEO and the composition of the management teams.
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Nordic Media Policy, Issue 4 2023, is out

Denmark and Sweden have adopted new media subsidy schemes, both with a clear focus on local journalism. The public service companies’ missions, fundings, and relations with other media companies are hot topics in, for example, Finland and the Faroe Islands. In Norway, TV2 continues as commercial public broadcaster. Read more about these and other media issues in the last Nordic Media Policy newsletter of 2023.
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Navigating digital communication systems in the Nordic welfare states

A new book, published by Nordicom, unveils the clash between traditional Nordic welfare models and the powerful influence of tech giants. Exploring the largest Nordic countries, the book emphasises the shift from national control to global tech dominance in digital infrastructure.