Nordic Journal of Media Studies


About the journal

Nordic Journal of Media Studies is published by Nordicom, a centre for Nordic media and communication research at the University of Gothenburg, supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Established in 2019, the digital-only journal is published once a year, and each volume focuses on a particular theme of media research. 

An open call invites proposals (extended abstracts) for contributions and, on the basis of this, invitations to write full-length articles are issued. All submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review by two external reviewers.

Nordic Journal of Media Studies is Open Access and published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) in association with the Sciendo publishing platform.

The journal is supported by the Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS). 


Aims & scope

Nordic Journal of Media Studies is a peer-reviewed international publication dedicated to media research. The journal is a meeting place for Nordic, European, and global perspectives on media studies.

The editors stress the importance of innovative and interdisciplinary research, and welcome contributions on both contemporary developments and historical topics. The journal is open for theoretical contributions and empirical research, and combinations thereof. The editors also welcome critical approaches to media studies addressing questions of power, inequality, participation, and voice.  

Nordic Journal of Media Studies focuses on the interplay between the media and their cultural and social contexts. We are interested in the media as industries and institutions of modern society, but also in how they are woven into the fabric of everyday life as mobile and interactive technologies. 

The emergence of new social networks, changes in political communication, intensified datafication and surveillance of human interaction, and new dynamics between media, popular culture, as well as commercial markets, are important aspects of the changing relationship between the media, culture, and society.



Nordic Journal of Media Studies is a young journal; however, the editors have longstanding experience in academic journal publishing. Together, they have published the journal Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook (published 2002–2006 by Museum Tusculanum Press and 2008–2018 by Intellect Press; from 2002–2008, the chief editor was Ib Bondebjerg and, from 2009, the chief editor was Stig Hjarvard). In 2018, the entire editorial committee of Northern Lights moved to Nordicom to continue their work with Nordic Journal of Media Studies. 



Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen 




Göran Bolin, Södertörn University. E-mail:

Kirsten Frandsen, Aarhus University. E-mail:

Anne Jerslev, University of Copenhagen. E-mail:

Risto Kunelius, University of Tampere. E-mail:

Mette Mortensen, University of Copenhagen. E-mail:

Eli Skogerbø, University of Oslo. E-mail:


Managing editor 

Josefine Bové, Nordicom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 



Manuscript editor

Kristin Clay, Nordicom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 



Editorial board 

  • Piermarco Aroldi, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
  • Stina Bengtsson, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Daniel Biltereyst, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Viktorija Car, Zagreb University, Croatia
  • Lynn Schofield Clark, University of Denver, USA
  • John Corner, University of Liverpool, Great Britain
  • Lina Dencik, Cardiff University, Great Britain
  • Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow, Great Britain
  • Gunn Enli, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Andrea Esser, University of Roehampton, Great Britain
  • Rita Figueiras, Catholic University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Johan Fornäs, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Folker Hanusch, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Maren Hartman, Universität der Kunste Berlin, Germany
  • Lee Humphreys, Cornell University, USA
  • Steve Jones, University of Illinois, USA
  • Aske Kammer, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark
  • Anne Kaun, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Ulrike Klinger, Freie University, Berlin, Germany
  • Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, Great Britain
  • Lars Lundsten, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Stefania Milan, Amsterdam/Oslo, Netherlands/Norway
  • Hallvard Moe, Bergen, Norway
  • Kaarina Nikunen, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Dominique Pasquier, CEMS, France
  • Cristina Ponte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Zrinjka Perusko, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Kristina Riegert, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Ralph Schroeder, Oxford Internet Institute, Great Britain
  • Inge Sørensen, University of Glasgow, Great Britain
  • Trine Syvertsen, Oslo University, Norway