Media use

NEWS | 12 Mar 2021

A media year in the shadow of the coronavirus – new media report from DR, Denmark

Cover to the report Media Development 2020 from DR, DenmarkIn last year’s report, there was no doubt that 2020 would be a different media year for Denmark. 2019 was a year of savings and conflicts, leading to restructuring and shutdowns of several media channels in 2020. And then the pandemic hit. In this annual report, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) looks back at the media year of 2020 and the impact the coronavirus had on the Danes’ media habits.

NEWS | 3 Mar 2021

Digital trends and challenges in the media landscape 2021

The development of the media landscape continues to be characterised by digitalisation. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to more people turning to professional news media, while their advertising revenues continue to decline. The fourteenth edition of Nordicom’s recurring publication MedieSverige provides the reader with lots of facts and information about the Swedish media landscape.

NEWS | 23 Feb 2021

Tiktok, tabloids or linear television – new report sheds light on different generations’ media habits

A reading man and a kid watching a movie in a sofaSenior citizens are continuously increasing their use of digital media, but there is still a large difference between them and younger citizens who have grown up with digital technology. This is shown by a new report by Nordicom, Mediebarometern 2019: Tema generationer [The Media Barometer 2019: Generations], where Catharina Bucht analyses age differences in the Swedish population’s media use.

NEWS | 8 Feb 2021

15 free webinars: Catch up on Nordic media

Recording studioDid you miss out on an interesting webinar during 2020? Don’t worry, many of them are still available to watch. Here you will find 15 webinars focusing on media usage, media trends and journalism in the Nordic countries, all for free.

NEWSLETTER | 21 Dec 2020

Welcome to Nordicom's new and improved newsletter!

the newsletter logo on the screen of mobile phoneThe Corona Spring 2020 led to an increased demand for news and media content in the Nordic countries. But it also led to large advertising losses for the media industry. Read more in this new – and re-designed – issue of Nordicom’s Nordic newsletter.

NEWS | 16 Dec 2020

Digital steps during the corona pandemic

The Swedish Internet Foundation's annual survey The Swedes and the Internet, shows that the corona pandemic has affected our Internet habits – particularly more and more pensioners have started using the Internet during the pandemic. Most new Internet users are 76 years old or older.

NEWS | 15 Dec 2020

Pandemic increased news and media usage in the Nordics

A hand which with a rubber glove holding a tube with corona test. Photo Scandinav bildbyråThe Corona pandemic has led to increased demand for news in the Nordic countries. The increase for television news is particularly clear, while social media as a news source has played a minor role. These are some of the results from national Corona surveys during Spring and Summer 2020.

NEWS | 14 Dec 2020

Global tech giants control our news consumption

Sign with Google's logo reflectning in the main building's glass facade.Global tech giants, with Google and Facebook in the forefront, have increasing power over the news media. Being in a monopoly-like position on the digital advertising market, they are indirectly able to control what kind of journalism reaches digital media users, according to a new study, published by Nordicom. To resist the power of the tech giants, media organisations, as well as countries, have to cooperate.

NEWS | 10 Dec 2020

Growth for podcasts in the Nordics – find listening data here

Photo: Young woman with headphones. Source: SkandinavPodcasts are steadily gaining a bigger audience in the Nordic region. The most avid listeners are found among people aged 15–45, among the highly educated and in the big cities. This article guides you to more data and interesting results in the separate Nordic countries.

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