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NEWS | 30 Jun 2021

This year's second Nordic newsletter is out

Welcome to the 2021 summer issue of Nordicom's Nordic newsletter. Examples of content in this issue are the pandemic's consequences for the Nordic news media, an increasing media consumption in 2020, and a continued Nordic top position in the Digital News Report.
NEWS | 28 Jun 2021

New factsheet: TV viewing in the Nordic countries in 2020

The pandemic year 2020 slowed down the ongoing downturn for linear television in the Nordic region. For the first time in many years, total viewing time stabilised or increased, mainly explained by a sharp increase in the older age groups.
NEWS | 23 Jun 2021

Digital News Report 2021: Nordic news outlets highly trusted and lead in paying subscribers

Finland has the highest overall trust in the news, and Norway has the most paying news subscribers. The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in fleeing advertisers and limited physical distribution, resulting in an economic crunch for many publishers and the acceleration of subscription and membership models. Nordic public service websites saw increasing usage. These are some of the findings from the Nordics in the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2021.
EVENT | 15 Jun 2021

Registration for the RIPE@2021 Conference is open!

“Public Service Media’s Contribution to Society” is the theme of the RIPE@2021 Conference that takes place as a virtual event on 27–28 September 2021. All interested scholars may participate free of charge.

Media for Democracy Monitor 2021

In a two-volume edition, the Media for Democracy Monitor 2021 delivers a panorama of the news media’s performance regarding freedom, equality and control across 18 countries worldwide.

Internet distribution and its structural consequences in Denmark: A new Nordicom Review article

A new Nordicom Review article analyses how Internet-based services gradually replace legacy media and communication technology, and how this challenges established business models, control mechanisms and welfare policies. 

Record high media consumption in 2020 – audiovisual media most popular

In 2020, the Swedish population’s daily media usage time was almost seven hours. Eight out of ten used social media networking services and seven out of ten read the daily newspaper on an average day. These are some of the results from the Swedish Media Barometer 2020.
NEWS | 18 May 2021

Danish report: Backdrop for local news media, while TV moves forward

While revenues for local and regional news media are in decline, the opposite is true for TV and streaming services. In a new report about the Danish media industry, the Ministry of Culture sheds light on the development from 2016 to 2019.

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.
EVENT | 29 Apr 2021

Webinar about gender equality in the media

On 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.