New publication | 7 Oct 2016

Blurring the Lines


Blurring the lines focuses on challenges from the market to free speech and how free speech can be protected, promoted and developed when lines between journalism and advertising are blurred.

Editors: Maria Edström, Andrew T. Kenyon & Eva-Maria Svensson.

Nordicom | 29 Sep 2016

Meet Maarit Jaakkola - new employee at Nordicom

Nordicom welcomes a new colleague, Maarit Jaakkola. Maarit will mainly work as an editor of the scientific journal Nordicom Information and lead an annual study on the content in Swedish media. She brings with her broad experience as a researcher, teacher and journalist in Finland.

NEWS | 30 Aug 2016

News consumption in Norway and Sweden

In Norway and Sweden, two inquiries are looking into how the media sector should be arranged to encourage media diversity, especially in news journalism. In both countries, the inquiries have turned to researchers for help in identifying and analysing citizens' news habits.

NEWS | 24 Aug 2016

Comparing gender and media equality

A cross-national study of the qualities, causes and consequences of gender equality in and through the news media has started by a research team at the University of Gothenburg.

NEWS | 15 Aug 2016

Research report about Swedish society, opinion and media

Swedish society is in transition, as shown in a research anthology by the Swedish SOM Institute. The book describes a society – including its media system – in unbalance, but also sees a quest to find a new equilibrium.

PUBLICATIONS | 27 May 2016

Nordicom-Sweden's Media Barometer 2015

The Swedish Media Barometer is an annual survey that analyses daily media use on different platforms among Swedish inhabitants between 9 and 79 years of age. Its purpose is to describe tendencies and changes in media use in Sweden, showing each year the percentage of the Swedish population that takes part in a number of individual media. The Media Barometer 2015 shows that the greatest change in media use is linked to the digital revolution.

PUBLICATIONS | 26 May 2016

The Swedish Media Market 2016

In a new Nordicom report on the Swedish media market, the focus is directed to the structural and financial consequences of the ongoing concentration of ownership in the Swedish markets for press, television and radio.

Conference Report | 13 May 2016

Conference Paved the Way for Academic Research Cooperation

UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair at University of Gothenburg organized in collaboration with several partners a two-day research conference on the safety of journalists during the celebrations of World Press Freedom Day in Helsinki Finland, 3 and 4 May 2016. 
This international research conference paved the way for academic research cooperation - knowledge is the key.

NEWS | 19 Apr 2016

28 researchers discuss media and digitalization

The media industry is in the midst of revolutionary changes. In a research anthology published by the Swedish Media Inquiry, a large number of researchers analyse and reflect upon the development from a variety of perspectives (in Swedish).


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