Finland has the highest overall trust in the news, and Norway has the most paying news subscribers. The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in fleeing advertisers and limited physical distribution, resulting in an economic crunch for many publishers and the acceleration of subscription and membership models. Nordic public service websites saw increasing usage. These are some of the findings from the Nordics in the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2021.
“Public Service Media’s Contribution to Society” is the theme of the RIPE@2021 Conference that takes place as a virtual event on 27–28 September 2021. All interested scholars may participate free of charge.
In a two-volume edition, the Media for Democracy Monitor 2021 delivers a panorama of the news media’s performance regarding freedom, equality and control across 18 countries worldwide.
On 28 April 2021, Nordicom and the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) at the University of Gothenburg held a webinar about the project Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe (GEM). Watch the recorded version of the webinar here.
Once again four Nordic countries top the global list of press freedom. But in seven of ten countries in the world, free journalism is blocked, a situation worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Women are underrepresented in the news media in almost every country in the world. If progress does not accelerate, it will be several decades before the news media reaches gender equality. These are results from a study published by Nordicom, in which a group of researchers have developed a new index, measuring gender equality in the news media.
Scopus has now released their cite scores for 2019. The score for the journal Nordicom Review increases substantially, from 0.8 to 1.2. The journal shows constant increase of its cite score value during the past few years.
Four Nordic countries top the 2020 Press Freedom Index from Reporters Without Borders. Norway comes first, followed by Finland, Denmark and Sweden. However, globally, free journalism is under attack, and the corona crisis is exacerbating the situation.
Three reports presenting world trends and current findings within media development and freedom of expression were released by UNESCO in late 2019.
Media and information literacy (MIL) has been criticised for having become a term that is too overarching and inclusive to have proper meaning. In the final chapter of a newly published anthology, the authors Alton Grizzle and Masatoshi Hamada present an outline for a “new-generation expansion” of the concept, the “Media and Information Literacy Expansion”, MILx.