Nordicom invites authors to submit extended abstracts for a special issue of Nordicom Review. The Call is for literature reviews of research on media communication and journalism and their dependence and influence on democracy. Proposals should include relevance for the Nordic region.
Nordicom is looking for a new analyst to work on deepening the knowledge about the development of the media in Sweden and the Nordic region. The work also includes the Media Barometer, the largest independent survey of media use in the Swedish population.
Work on a European law to prevent abusive court proceedings advances while a new report reveals such lawsuits mainly target journalists, lobby-groups try to influence the negotiations on the European Media Freedom ACT, and a commissioner’s statement regarding potential social media shutdowns causes concern. The August issue of the European Media Policy newsletter is out.
By spreading news stories involving the corruption and harm of “innocent children”, anti-gender movements in Russia and Germany contribute to discourses about a dysfunctional and decaying Scandinavia, according to an article published in the latest issue of Nordic Journal of Media Studies, entitled The Return of Propaganda.
Meta risks high fines in Norway, new subsidy schemes are proposed in Denmark and Sweden, there are new media ministers in Finland and Norway, and a new head of public service in Greenland. Read about the latest developments in media policy in the Nordic countries in the new issue of the Nordic Media Policy newsletter.
The European Parliament wants to ban the use of AI for surveillance of crowds, the latest proposals on the European Media Freedom Act and protecting journalists and others from abusive court proceedings are met with scepticism by media freedom organisations, and MEPs try to restrain the use of spyware. The June issue of the European Media Policy newsletter is out.
Nordicom launches a new newsletter. Nordic Media Policy, compiled and edited by Tobias Lindberg, researcher at Nordicom, will be published five to six times a year in complement to the European Media Policy newsletter.
The Swedish Media Barometer 2022 shows that the Swedish population’s media use during the last year stayed at the record-high levels measured in the pandemic years 2020 and 2021. Find the report and watch the seminar about the Swedish Media Barometer 2022 (in Swedish) here.
Nine in ten of the Swedish population watched moving images on an average day in 2022 – streamed TV was most popular. Half of the population had a daily newspaper subscription, and Instagram was the most used social networking service – except among the oldest. Read the summary of the most important results from the Swedish Media Barometer 2022.
Preceded by two years of a pandemic, 2022 was influenced by war and economic crisis, and it also included an election in Sweden and several international sports championships. All this meant that the Swedish population’s media consumption stayed at record-high levels, not least when it came to the use of professional news media. This is shown by the Swedish Media Barometer 2022 from Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg.
On 16 May, Nordicom will hold a seminar to present the results from the 2022 Media Barometer survey (in Swedish). Conducted annually by Nordicom, the survey focuses on how the Swedish population uses media from traditional outlets and on digital platforms on an average day.
Quickly advancing AI technologies delay plans for AI regulation in the EU, the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) stirs both support and opposition, and TikTok is banned – but parliamentarians stay on it. Read about the latest developments in media policy at the EU level in the latest issue of the European Media Policy newsletter.