New media market data from Statistics Finland show growing revenues for television, radio and other audio media in 2019. In contrast, for newspapers and magazines, the downward trend continues.
In autumn 2020, Nordicom and the Swedish Media Council co-organized a series of webinars addressing media and information literacy (MIL) in the Nordic countries: Media Education in the Nordic Countries – Lessons Learned from the Neighbours. Now, the webinar lectures can be watched on each webinar's page on NordMedia Network, Nordicom's digital platform for Nordic and Nordic-oriented media researchers.
Read five new analyses about Finnish media development. In focus: media economy and media consumption, and the markets for newspapers, periodicals and magazines, radio and television.
A Finnish investigation proposes swift support for media hit by the Corona pandemic. In the longer term, a more permanent support system for journalism in Finland is proposed.
The Finnish Ministry of Communications has published a report assessing Finnish media communication and media policy and the media industry. The report monitors the developments on the basis of indicators proposed in a previous 2018 report.
In Finland, the national policy for media education has been updated. The Ministry of Education and Culture published the new policy document, Media Education in Finland on 16 December 2019 (available in Finnish and English).
While local news media outlets are closing down, the ecosystem of new digital media providing local news is growing. But the new hyperlocal media is usually found in areas that already have local papers andother news outlets, and their economic situation is often unpredictable. Therefore, hyperlocal media rarely become substitutes for discontinued local news media. These are some of the conclusions from a new collection of studies on hyperlocal media published by Nordicom.
In Finland, the total value of the media market remained unchanged from 2017 to 2018. But for the media sectors, there were both ups and downs. While for example newspapers and magazines showed a weakened position, the TV industry grew, boosted by pay-TV and video-on-demand services.
At the NordMedia conference in August 2019, Nordicom launches a new digital platform dedicated to Nordic media researchers. On the platform, you are able to present yourself and your research, find partners and keep up to date with the latest in Nordic media research, in a completely new Nordic context.
In a recent article, Statistics Finland examines the changes in Finns' ways of watching TV, listening to radio, and reading newspapers and magazines over the last decades. The developments in online and social media use are also analysed.