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.
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.
More and more people listen to audio books, but still, the paper book is top notch. Two current reports examine book trends in the digital society.
The Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) has just published their annual report “Media Development 2019”, which describes the Danish population’s media usage. 2019 was influenced by savings and conflicts that undoubtedly will affect future Danish media usage.
The use of traditional media is decreasing and the use of social media is levelling out. At the same time, the use of digital streaming services for video and sound is increasing. This is stated in the report The Swedes and the Internet 2019, presented by the Internet Foundation in Sweden on October 15.
The Danes’ desire to read continues to change. Today, more fiction than ever is being published, while at the same time, digital media is still progressing. This is according to new figures from the Danish Book and Literature Panel’s annual report for 2018.
Last year, for the first time in almost 20 years, there was a growth in the total circulation for Norwegian newspapers. This increase was due to a growing number of digital subscriptions. This is shown in an annual report on the newspaper development in Norway (Avisåret, 2017).
A new publication from Nordicom examines the newspaper trends in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Unique data time series, starting in the year 2000, present the Nordic newspaper landscape, the economy of the newspaper markets, and reading trends.
A new analysis from the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces shows that in 2016, Danish households spent much more money on audiovisual media than on text media. The amount of money spent on text media – newspapers, magazines and books – has almost halved in ten years.
The Danes’ desire to read is changing, and the use of digital media such as audio books is advancing. This is according to new figures from the Danish Book and Literature Panel’s annual report.