Digital publications from Nordicom

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EVENT | 17 August 2021

 - Welcome to our online book table at the NordMedia Conference 2021!

This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NordMedia Conference will be held as a virtual event, and as much as we had hoped to be able to meet and talk around our book table as always, we are happy to be able to present this online version instead

Take some time to scroll through our latest books and journals, sign up to our newsletters or check out our upcoming publications. All literature and services are Open Access.


The Media for Democracy Monitor 2021

To what extent are the news media fulfilling their democratic role? In the Media for Democracy Monitor 2021 researchers across 18 countries have looked at the news media’s performance regarding freedom, equality, and control. 

Editors: Josef Trappel & Tales Tomaz

Power, Communication and Politics on the Nordic Countries

Is there such a thing as a clear-cut Nordic model of political communication? This anthology studies the similarities and differences in political communication across the Nordic countries. It goes beyond usual generalisations about the Nordic region and aims to provide a more nuanced picture of political communication in the Nordic countries today. 

Editors: Eli Skogerbø, Øyvind Ihlen, Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, & Lars Nord

Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe

The lack of women’s voices, status, and recognition in the news media is a challenge to both human rights and a sustainable future. Comparing Gender and Media Equality across the Globe addresses longstanding questions in the study of gender equality in media content and media organisations across countries and over time. 

Editors: Monika Djerf-Pierre, Maria Edström

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Nordicom Review 

Special Issue: Class in/and the Media 

In this Special Issue of Nordicom Review, eight contributions collectively focus on the relationship between media and class. 

Editors: Peter Jakobsson, Johan Lindell & Fredrik Stiernstedt

Special Issue: Media Systems in “the Other” Nordic Countries and Autonomous Regions

This special issue addresses media systems in the “other”, less researched Nordic countries and autonomous regions, specifically Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Sápmi, and Åland.

Editors: Ida Willig & Lars Nord

Special Issue: Uncivility, Racism, and Populism: Discourses and Interactive Practices in Anti- & Post-Democratic Communication

In this Special Issue, the inherent connection between un-/un-civility, racism and populism is being highlighted. 

Editors: Michał Krzyżanowski, Mattias Ekman, Per-Erik Nilsson, Mattias Gardell, & Christian Christensen

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Nordic Journal of Media Studies 

Media and the Climate Crisis 

This issue presents a set of articles that address the intersection of media and the climate crisis from many angles and with a diversity of data, methods, and conceptual frameworks. 

Editors: Risto Kunelius & Anna Roosvall

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Upcoming publications

Wizards of the Web

While algorithms and automated systems themselves are often a topic of controversy and debate, this book is about the people behind them; it is an account of the cultures, values, and imaginations that guide programmers in their work designing and engineering software and digital technology. Technology, it is argued, is not neutral and developed free of context. And since algorithms and automated systems exercise power in connected data societies, it is pivotal to understand their creators, who could be labelled, it is argued in the book, Wizards of the Web. 

This book is the result of an ethnographically inspired study based on interviews with software engineers and programmers, observations made at tech headquarters and conferences in Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Germany, India, and the US, and a case study of the introduction of algorithmic automation on the front page of a Scandinavian newspaper. 

Author: Jakob Svensson

Working title: Democratic performance of leading news media. A cross-country comparative analysis. Media for Democracy Monitor 2020 

This book re-examines the roles and performances of leading news media ten years after its initial examination in 2010 (published by Nordicom 2011). This decade of pronounced and accelerating digitalisation has literally transformed media and communication, both in form and in content. While the monitoring exercise in 2010 covered ten countries, this re-examination covers many more (covering countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and Latin America). The analytic template has been carefully adapted to new developments, but provides of longitudinal comparison, in addition to comparison country-by-country.  Each chapter of this volume focuses on emergent and salient issues, which stand out in the cross-country analysis. The empirical data is drawn from the Media for Democracy Monitor edition 2020. 

Editor: Josef Trappel

Nordicom Review Special Issue: Struggling with technology: Everyday life perspectives 

The articles in this special issue explore and discuss the cultural, social and temporal understandings of the numerous complex ways in which people engage with and make use of different media types and technologies. 

Editors: Maja Sonne Damkjær, Ane Kathrine Lolholm Gammelby, Stine Liv Johansen & Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke


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