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NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

Trust in the media remains stable

Despite great changes in the surrounding world, there is a general stability in Sweden. Trust in the media also remains stable, although it differs between different social groups. This is shown in the new research anthology Larmar och gör sig till, published by the SOM-institute.

 

PUBLICATIONS | 19 Jun 2017

New study maps the Swedish media output

In collaboration with the Swedish press and broadcasting authority, Nordicom is publishing the report Medieutveckling 2017 – Medieutbud [Media development 2017 – media output]. The report is a new way of mapping the Swedish media output, focusing on news and fact content in the media over time. 

NEWS | 12 Jun 2017

Rapid increase in media use among youth

Every other year, the Swedish Media Council conduct a survey, Ungar & Medier (Children & the media), that maps media use among children and youth in Sweden. The results from the 2016 survey show that the average time spent using media has increased rapidly during the last decade. Those youths that used to be classified as major consumers are more like today’s average consumers. 

NEWS | 16 May 2017

Some results from the Media Barometer 2016

The Media Barometer 2016 shows that the use of media on the Internet is still increasing. For example, in 2016 we spent more time on social media as well as moving images on the Internet than 2015. However, despite the success of digital technology, it is important to emphasise that technology switches do not mean that the use of traditional media has decreased. Traditional radio and television are still the biggest media platforms.

NEWS | 18 Apr 2017

Study visit from the Baltic states

Shaping networks and exchanging experiences, nationally and globally, is important for the work of Nordicom. This time, we hosted a study visit from the Baltic states on the theme of Media and information literacy (MIL). 

NEWS | 4 Apr 2017

Swedish government wants more diversity in the radio sector

In Sweden, commercial radio permits refer to local broadcasting areas. Nevertheless, over time large radio networks have been created, with MTG and Bauer Media as the current dominating players. The Swedish government has now proposed allowing larger broadcasting areas, in order to promote diversity and competition in the radio field.

PUBLICATIONS | 27 Mar 2017

The Media Barometer: First Results 2016

 

The first results of Nordicom’s annual report The Media Barometer shows that readers of daily newspapers continue to decrease, and the use of digital platforms is increasing. Watching TV online is getting more popular - especially among youths, who also spend more and more time on social media. 

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PUBLICATIONS | 15 Mar 2017

The Swedish Newspaper Market During the 21st Century

The current newspaper market consist of large-scale owners although fewer in number, at the same time the competitive conditions are transforming and the revenue is falling. A report from Nordicom shows that the structural transformation of the Swedish newspaper market during the 21st century has been extensive and has resulted in great changes.  

NEWS | 3 Mar 2017

The International Communication Market Report 2016

Ofcom, the British media authority, has published its 11th international report. Among other things, the report shows that the Brits—to a greater extent than ever before—are using the Internet as their main source for some types of news; however, the Swedes prefer newspapers rather than both the Internet and TV.

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