Nordicom Review in the news

| 19 December 2019

In 2019, almost a third (6 of 17) of Nordicom Review's articles appeared in the news. Here are all of them listed in chronological order. One of the most visible articles from 2019 was ”Framing Gender Justice: A comparative analysis of the media coverage of ‘metoo’ in Denmark and Sweden” by Tina Askanius and Jannie Møller Hartley. It appeared in 75 news articles and clips in Nordic media.


"Swedish teenagers’ difficulties and abilities to determine digital news credibility" by Thomas Nygren & Mona Guath.

Many young people in Sweden find it difficult to identify fake or biased news online. 


"Ritualisation of Crisis Communication: Crowd-enabled responses to the Stockholm terror attack on Twitter" by Minttu Tikka.

A new study published in Nordicom Review shows that ordinary people played an important role in the crisis response following the terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm. By organising on Twitter, ordinary people helped increase the safety of the public and reduce the spread of rumours.


The Fall of the Queen of Nordic Skiing: A comparative analysis of the Swedish and Norwegian media coverage of the Therese Johaug scandal  by Ulrik Wagner & Elsa Kristiansen

Swedish and Norwegian media gave different portrayals of Norwegian skiing star Therese Johaug's doping scandal. While the Norwegian media downplayed what had happened, the Swedish reporting was marked of rivalry between the countries when it came to cross country skiing.


"The Difference Culture Makes: Comparing Swedish news and cultural journalism on the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris" by Kristina Riegert & Andreas Widholm.

Cultural journalism played an important role in the Swedish reporting of the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015, according to a new study published by Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg. By focusing on the context of the events with a more interpretative approach, it contributed to highlighting aspects such as democratic values and emotional solidarity. But the border between regular news and cultural journalism could soon be erased. 


"Framing Gender Justice: A comparative analysis of the media coverage of #metoo in Denmark and Sweden" by Tina Askanius & Jannie Møller Hartley.

In Sweden, the hashtag #MeToo created a snowball effect of demonstrations and debates requiring political change, to which Swedish politicians responded by participating in the debate. In Denmark, media coverage was far less extensive and more critical of #MeToo.


"Journalism and the political structure: The local media system in Norway" by Helle Sjøvaag, Truls André Pedersen & Ole Martin Lægreid.

The Norwegian press support for local newspapers has not led to better local political oversight. A new study shows that it is primarily the size of the editorial office that determines the extent to which the Norwegian local newspapers report on local politics.


A Nordicom Review special issue did also appear in the news:

"Hyperlocal media in the Nordic region" by Carl-Gustav Lindén, Jaana Hujanen & Katja Lehtisaari (eds.)

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 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.


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