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Newspapers reused crisis quotes from the Swedish Academy

When reporting on the crisis at the Swedish Academy in the spring of 2018, Swedish newspapers often reused quotes already published by other media. Such replication can have economic benefits, but can lead to a self-referencing journalistic culture. This is shown in a new study published by Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg.

Big differences in Swedish and Danish media coverage of #MeToo

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, according to a new study published by Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg.

Cultural journalism was important when reporting on the terrorist attacks in Paris

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.