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NYHET | 11 Mar 2021

New study rejects the idea of filter bubbles

bubblor framför skärmarThere is little evidence that filter bubbles really exist or have any relevance to the increased polarisation in society. This is stated by Peter Dahlgren in a new Nordicom Review article. The study dismisses the idea of filter bubbles from both a psychological and technical point of view.

 

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 | 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 | 26 Nov 2020

Challenging times for the Swedish media market

Digital advertising platforms dominate, the newspaper market has reached a new bottom and the corona pandemic caused a socioeconomic breakdown with severe consequences for the advertising market. These are some of the results from the 2020 edition of Medieutveckling – Medieekonomi, an annual report about media economics in Sweden, published by the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority.

NEWS | 26 Oct 2020

Swedish authorities guide how to make Internet a safer place for young people

Three Swedish authorities with responsibilities to protect children and youth and strengthen their rights recently published guidelines for online content creators. The purpose of the guide is to make the online environment aimed at young people more safe.

NEWS | 26 Oct 2020

Recommendations to safeguard a democratic dialogue

Cover SOU 2020:56 Det demokratiska samtaletRecently the Swedish Commission for Media and Information Literacy and Democratic Dialogue released their final report with recommendations for future actions. Although there are threats to an inclusive and open dialogue, there are measures that can be taken to move in a positive direction.

NYHET | 2 Oct 2020

Changing news habits in Sweden

Omslag till SOM-institutets rapport Svenska medietrender 1995-2019During the last years, the use of news sites and news on social media seems to have reached a plateau. This is according to the SOM Institute's new report on media trends in Sweden 1995–2019.

NEWS | 2 Sep 2020

Nordicom coordinates a forum for media literacy research

Nordicom will establish a new forum to identify and coordinate researchers in MIL – media and information literacy. The venture is part of the national MIL Sweden Network launched by the Swedish Media Council upon the commission of the Government in Sweden.

NEWS | 1 Jun 2020

Nordicom new member of the network MIK Sverige

Nordicom has joined the network MIK Sverige [MIL Sweden], coordinated by the Swedish Media Council. Media and information literacy – MIL, or MIK in Swedish – is a key competence for all ages to be able to find, analyse and evaluate media content as well as communicate and participate in debates and discussions.

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