Corona times: Our book table is going digital

EVENT | 6 May 2020

Photo: Martine Leknes, medianorway, beside a book table shared by Nordicom and medianorway at Nordic Media Days 2018 (photo: Eva Harrie)

Welcome to our virtual “book table”! This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nordic Media Days is moving its programme online – and we are turning our annual book table into a digital presentation of the latest news from Nordicom and medianorway. All literature and services are Open Access.

The annual media conference in Bergen is one of many conferences where Nordicom sets up a book table displaying new publications and digital services for the conference participants.

This year, as Nordic Media Days is moving online on 6–7 May, our annual “book table” also becomes a virtual experience. Together with medianorway – our colleagues at the University of Bergen – Nordicom provides the conference participants and others interested with our latest news in digital form below. All titles and services are accessible Open Access online.



The Global Audiences of Danish Television Drama

This new anthology, edited by Pia Majbritt Jensen and Ushma Chauhan Jacobsen, sheds light on the global success of Danish television drama and explores the theoretical implications for audience studies. Read The Global Audiences of Danish Television Drama


Nordicom Review: Hyperlocal media in the Nordic region

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 and other news outlets, and rarely become substitutes for discontinued local news media. Read Nordicom Review’s special issue on hyperlocal media


Nordic Journal of Media Studies: Disrupting Media Infrastructures

The overall theme of this issue, titled Disrupting Media Infrastructures, is the current changes that the media industry is going through. Due to digitalisation, production networks are now possible around the world, making new ways of distributing content and building business models. Read Nordic Journal of Media Studies 1/2019


Newsletter: Media trends in the Nordic countries 1-2020

Nordicom's newsletter provides an overview of developments in the media field in the Nordic countries, referring to current reports, research results and media policy. This issue addresses, among other things, differences and similarities in media VAT in the Nordic countries, media pluralism accounts, and increasing use of audio books. Read the newsletter here


Find media facts at medianorway

medianorway is a public information centre located at the University of Bergen. With the objective of documenting media trends and development in Norway, the website provides vast media statistics (also in English), plus facts on, for example, the Norwegian media groups, and more. medianorway is part of Nordicom's statistics network. Visit medianorway for facts about Norwegian media


The Swedish Media Barometer – virtual presentation 29 May

On 29 May 2020, Nordicom will present the results of the Media Barometer 2019, the annual survey investigating the Swedish population’s media use. This year, we will hold an open webinar instead of the usual seminar. Basic tables in English from previous reports are available online, as well as the full reports in Swedish.


NordMedia Network – a platform for Nordic media researchers

In 2019, Nordicom launched a new digital platform that will serve as a knowledge resource for Nordic media researchers. NordMedia Network brings together various resources for researchers to inspire and support them in their work. The site has an open database where you can find researchers in various subject fields in the Nordic countries. The site will also be a permanent home for NordMedia, the Nordic media research conference which will next be organised in Reykjavik, 18–20 August 2021.

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