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NEWS | 21 Aug 2019

Today Nordicom Launches NordMedia Network

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.

NEWS | 14 Mar 2019

Media revenue in Iceland – new analysis

In 2017, the Icelandic media revenue decreased by two per cent. Since the market’s all-time high in 2006-2007, the total media revenue has decreased by almost a fifth. This is according to a new analysis from Statistics Iceland.

NEWS | 31 Jan 2019

New Nordicom Review article about the Icelandic hybrid media system

A new Nordicom Review article is published (online first), titled Logics of the Icelandic Hybrid Media System. Snapchat and media-use before the 2016 and 2017 Althing elections. The author Birgir Guðmundsson answers a few questions about the findings. 

NEWS | 6 Dec 2018

The Icelandic ad market in 2017: Newspapers still on top

In 2017, the Icelandic advertising revenue decreased slightly after a virtually continuous growth in recent years. Newspapers are still the most important advertising medium, retaining nearly 40 per cent of the total advertising revenue.

NEWS | 16 Nov 2018

Continuing decline in global Internet freedom

In 2018, Internet freedom declined for the eighth consecutive year, according to the annual assessment by Freedom House.  Worst is the situation in China, while Iceland and Estonia top the list of countries with high Internet freedom.

NEWS | 7 Mar 2018

Women direct only one out of ten Icelandic films

Since the mid-1950s, almost 200 Icelandic full-length cinematographic feature films have been produced in Iceland; and nearly all of them have been directed by men. New data from Statistics Iceland cover 70 years of Icelandic film production.

NEWS | 5 Dec 2017

Media ad revenue in Iceland halved since 2007

The advertising revenue of Icelandic media is now at half of its all-time high in 2007. Newspapers are still the single most important advertising medium in the country, retaining almost 50 per cent in 2015. This development is described in an analysis from Statistics Iceland.

NEWS | 5 Dec 2017

Continuing decline in Internet freedom

A new report from Freedom House shows that, in 2017, Internet freedom declined for the seventh consecutive year. Governments’ manipulation of social media is one explanation for this decline. Iceland and Estonia top the list of countries with high Internet freedom.

NEWS | 29 Nov 2016

Internet freedom on decline

Internet freedom around the world declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2016, according to a report by Freedom House. Iceland, the only Nordic country in the study, is rated as a global leader in free speech.

NEWS | 14 Jan 2016

The largest Icelandic media companies in 2014

Iceland’s largest media company, the privately owned 365 miðlar ehf., is twice as large as the second largest media company, the public service broadcaster RÚV, and three times as large as the newspaper publisher Árvakur hf. This is shown in 2014 revenue statistics.

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