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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.

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.

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