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NEWS | 3 Oct 2018

New issue of Media Trends in the Nordic Countries

The consumption of media and news is becoming increasingly digital. The new media landscape and the changing media habits are also affecting the media policy level. Read more in Nordicom's Nordic newsletter.

NEWS | 2 Oct 2018

Media development in Denmark in 2018

Danish media consumption is becoming increasingly digital and mobile. The use of streaming services is on the rise, and the smartphone is the Number 1 device for Internet users. Read more in the English summary of the Media development in Denmark report.

NEWS | 28 Sep 2018

New issue: Norsk medietidsskrift 3/2018

How can journalism help solve the climate crisis? What do the news media tell children about the media users of the future? And how can experiences with managing critical media coverage contribute to a knowledge-driven debate about press ethics? These are among the topics covered in this year’s third issue of the Norwegian research journal in the media and communication field.

NEWS | 28 Sep 2018

Facts and figures on Norwegian children’s digital media use

Increasing more and increasingly younger children have access to their own mobile phone, and among ten-year-olds almost everyone owns a smartphone. Around half of young people between nine and 18 years of age use their mobile phone for two hours or more daily – too much, according many of them.  

NEWS | 26 Sep 2018

New public service contract in Denmark: Drastic changes for DR

In Denmark, a new public service contract establishes DR's public service goals for the next five years. Fewer channels, a more streamlined content, and a stop for long articles online are parts of the contract. Moreover, large budget cuts mean around 400 job losses.

NEWS | 26 Sep 2018

The largest media groups in Norway 2017

In 2017, Schibsted was again Norway’s largest media group after Danish Egmont, which took the top position in 2016. It is the Schibsted media houses – that is, the newspapers – that account for most of the group’s sales in Norway.

PUBLICATIONS | 25 Sep 2018

Coming in 2019: Nordic Journal of Media Studies

A new journal, the Nordic Journal of Media Studies, has been added to Nordicom’s portfolio of scientific publications. This journal is an online, open-access journal.  The first issue will be published in Spring 2019, with the theme “Disrupting media infrastructures: Transforming media industries and public spheres”.

NEWS | 13 Sep 2018

New media policy guidelines in Finland

The Finnish Government has taken a decision on a new media policy programme, aiming to strengthen media diversity, journalism and media literacy – and to safeguard democracy and freedom of speech.

NEWS | 12 Sep 2018

UNESCO launches a new model curriculum for combatting disinformation

How to teach journalism in the digital era and, in particular, how to make disinformation part of the curriculum? UNESCO has now introduced a new model curriculum with practical lessons and exemplary assigments to show how disinformation can become part of course syllabi in journalism education.

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