In last year’s report, there was no doubt that 2020 would be a different media year for Denmark. 2019 was a year of savings and conflicts, leading to restructuring and shutdowns of several media channels in 2020. And then the pandemic hit. In this annual report, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) looks back at the media year of 2020 and the impact the coronavirus had on the Danes’ media habits.
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.
In the Nordics fixed telephony subscriptions sharply decline and mobile subscriptions stagnate, while fibre subscriptions and broadband speed are steadily on the rise. These are some takeaways from the most recent telecommunications report on the Nordic and Baltic telecommunications markets.
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.
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.
Norway keeps its position as world leader in paying for online news, and Finland as the country with the most trusted media. As shown in the Digital News Report 2020, which compares online news consumption across six continents.
Finland, Sweden and Denmark top the EU's digital index 2020. Norway, not included in the ranking, scores equally high.
When it comes to online shopping, social media and Internet of Things, the Nordics are in the forefront. This is shown when Statistics Denmark compares IT habits in the Nordic countries and the EU.
In a recently released report from the EU Kids Online project, the findings from a survey of children aged 9–16 years from 19 European countries, including Finland and Norway, are presented.
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.