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17 Sep 2019
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.
Tweets played an important role following the terrorist attack on Drottninggatan
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.