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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.
NEWS | 29 Apr 2021

Norwegian Media Barometer 2020: More news and more streaming

More Norwegians followed the news during the pandemic year 2020. This is shown by the 2020 Norwegian Media Barometer, conducted by Statistics Norway (SSB).
NEWS | 28 Apr 2021

A tough year for global press freedom – but Nordics keep top position

Once again four Nordic countries top the global list of press freedom. But in seven of ten countries in the world, free journalism is blocked, a situation worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.
EVENT | 26 Apr 2021

Webinar on Covid-19 and the Nordic news media

The corona pandemic has had a major impact on the Nordic news media. At the same time as advertising revenues have fallen sharply, interest among the audience for professional news coverage has increased. This is shown by a new report that Nordicom has produced and which was presented at a webinar on 22 April.
CALL FOR PAPERS | 20 Apr 2021

Call for contributions to Open Access anthology about online surveillance

Preliminary title: Everyday Life in the Culture of Surveillance. Editors: Coppélie Cocq, Jesper Enbom, Stefan Gelfgren, & Lars Samuelsson (all at Umeå University)