More Norwegians followed the news during the pandemic year 2020. This is shown by the 2020 Norwegian Media Barometer, conducted by Statistics Norway (SSB).
20 per cent of advertising revenue is gone due to the Corona pandemic. In its latest media economy report, the Norwegian Media Authority presents new data on Corona’s effect on Norwegian media.
Over the year the Norwegian Media Authority has published nine separate reports with new data on various themes and aspects of young people’s media use. The complete results are now available in two reports.
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.
The downward trend that has characterised the reading of newspapers in Norway for many years has stopped. Newspaper reading on paper has decreased, but online reading has increased. An increase for digital platforms is also noticeable for television and radio, where streaming services and podcasts are increasing rapidly. These are some results from the 2019 Norwegian Media Barometer, conducted by Statistics Norway.
In a recent report, the Norwegian Media Authority maps media pluralism in Norway. This is the first step in a new model aiming to monitor and assess media development.
In Norway, 90 per cent of children between the ages of 9 and 18 use social media, according to a new report from the Norwegian Media Authority. Youtube is the most popular social media platform, followed by Snapchat, Tik Tok and Instagram. The report also shows that more than 40 per cent of teenagers between 13 and 18 years old have seen frightening or violent content online.
More and more people listen to audio books, but still, the paper book is top notch. Two current reports examine book trends in the digital society.
For the first time, TV advertising is declining in Norway. But as TV viewers pay more for premium content and distribution, the total TV economy is still growing. The Norwegian newspaper industry has a stable level of revenue for the first time since 2011, reports the Norwegian Media Authority.
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.