Media reports

Find current research findings, industry reports and facts and figures on media trends in the Nordic region, Europe and globally. The list provides you with interesting media reports in English or with extensive summaries in English, plus some reports in Finnish. If you read texts in the Scandinavian languages, see "Medierapporter" for more reports.

 

Online entertainment and news reaches an increasing number of Finns

In a recent article, Statistics Finland examines the increasing use of the Internet and the changes it has brought upon the Finnish media field and media consumption. Among the headings: Spending on information technology makes up most of the Finnish households' media expenses; News and entertainment on the Internet attract more and more people; Newspapers' and TV companies' websites collect the biggest audiences. The review is available in English and Finnish. [Oct 2021] Find the review in Statistic Finlands' Mass media statistics' table service (section: The Internet, social media and gaming)
 

Regulating harmful content on video sharing platforms in the EU

In 2018, the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) extended its scope to video-sharing platforms, aiming to protect minors from harmful content and to protect the general public from content that incites violence and hatred. In this report, the European Audiovisual Observatory identifies the different laws, rules and current practices as well as ongoing reforms implementing the AVMS Directive, in the EU member states, the UK and Norway. [Oct 2021] Mapping report on the rules applicable to video-sharing platforms
 

European report unravels the Digital Service Package

The European Commission wants to sharpen the regulatory framework for digital platforms. Presented in December 2020, two new legislative initiatives, the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), proposed new rules to govern gatekeeper online platforms and the content published online. In a new report, based on five open webinars, the European Audiovisual Observatory provides a state-of-the-art analysis of the proposed new media legislation. [Oct 2021] Read the report Unravelling the Digital Services Package and watch the five webinars
 

The Swedes and the Internet 2021

The Swedish Internet Foundation's annual study of the Swedish population's online habits is here.  The 2021 report shows how the digital world is fully integrated into most people's everyday life. But the digital transformation also has a downside, with harassment and fraud having found ways to infiltrate the Internet. Media consumption is largely digitalized, but traditional radio and books remain popular. [Oct 2021] The Swedes and the Internet 2021 - English summary | Read the chapter on media services and news consumption (in Swedish)
 

New reports compares the telecom markets in the Nordic and Baltic countries

Find new Nordic Baltic statistics on infrastructure, access to and use of smartphones, broadband services and TV services. In this annual telecom report, the national regulatory agencies of each country provide comparable data for the eight countries. [Sep 2021] Read the full report and press releases from the national regulatory agencies:

Nordic Children and Young People in Figures 2021

The Nordic Council of Ministers has published statistics and brief descriptions of children and young people in the region. The indicators show how far the region has come but also points at challenges to be addressed in terms of demography, family and care, health, education, the labour market and income, as well as leisure and culture. [Sep 2021] Download Nordic Children and Young People in Figures 2021 from NordPub
 

Global internet freedom declined for the 11th consecutive year

Online freedom continues to decline, according to the annual assessment by Freedom House. Worst is the situation in China, while Iceland and Estonia – the only two countries in the Nordic and Baltic area included in the study – together top the positive end of the list.  The largest decline occurred in Myanmar, followed by Belarus and Uganda. The study includes 70 countries, accounting for 88% of the world’s Internet users. [Sep 2021] Read: Freedom on the Net 2021 | Internet freedom in Iceland | Internet freedom in Estonia
 

Nordic capital cities have the highest share of internet users

With 95–98% of the adult population using internet on a daily basis, the Nordic capital city regions top the list of Internet use in Europe. Iceland ranks first, followed by the capital city regions of Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden. This is according to new statistics from Eurostat comparing the internet development in over 200 European regions. [Sep 2021] Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2021 | Read Nordicom's article: Nordic regions at the top when Eurostat compares Internet use
 

Considerable variations in media trust across Europe

Trust in social networks has constantly declined and now is at its lowest since it was first measured in 2014. By contrast, trust in TV, radio and the written press remains stable. In the annual report Trust in Media, EBU explores the Europeans’ trust in media and news, based on data from the EU Commission's Standard Eurobarometer survey no. 94 and Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report. The report and the dataset are available for free download after creating a free login for EBU’s website (anyone can sign up). [Sep 2021]  Read Trust in Media 2021
 

Women still underrepresented in the news

Globally, the proportion of women as subjects and sources in news stories is 25%. In the Nordic region, the proportion ranges from 33% to 41% (lowest in Finland and Norway, highest in Greenland). These are some of the findings in the report Who Makes the News 2020 from the Global Media Monitor Project, mapping gender equality in the news. Nordic reports available from Denmark, Finland, Greenland and Sweden. [August 2021] Read Who Makes the News 2020
 

Difficult to recognize commercials on social media, Danish study shows

Especially children, but also adults, have a hard time recognizing when content on social media is commercial. This is according to an experimental study conducted by the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, which also finds that understanding increases with standardized markings. [June 2021] Read the article: Consumers benefit from visually salient standardized commercial disclosures on social media
 

TV networks left the UK in connection with Brexit

In its latest report, the European Audiovisual Observatory maps the supply of audiovisual media services in Europe, and which legislation cover these services. It shows that, following Brexit, numerous TV networks migrated their broadcasting licences from the UK to other EU countries. Now, 70 per cent of the cross-border TV channels fall under the AVMSD jurisdiction of The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Spain. [June 2021] Read Audiovisual media services in Europe: Supply figures and AVMSD jurisdiction claims
 

Digital News Report 2021: Norway leads in paying for online news, Finland in trust in the news

The Nordic countries stand out as the most willing to pay for online news: Norway (45%) and Sweden (30%) top the league. Finland has the highest overall trust in the news (65%). This is according to the Reuters Institute's annual report, which compares digital news consumption among the online population in 46 countries. [June 2021] Read Digital News Report 2021  |  Nordicom's article: Nordic news outlets highly trusted and lead in paying subscribers
 

Uutismedia verkossa 2021 –  report about digital news consumption in Finland

This report (in Finnish) analyses the digital news consumption in Finland, based on the global study Digital News Report 2021 from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (see above). The Finnish report is published by researcher Esa Reunanen of the COMET Research Center of the University of Tampere. [June 2021]  Press release in English  (PDF)  |  Uutismedia verkossa 2021 is available for download on Media Industry Research Foundation of Finland's websiteMedia Alan Tutkimussäätiö: Luottamus uutisiin vahvistui koronapandemian aikana
 

Swedish Trends 1986–2020: Political, social and media trends

In the annual statistical report Swedish Trends, the SOM Institute provides an overview of some of the most important political, social and media trends in Swedish society. Media trends include exposure to news, media usage (newspapers, radio, TV, Internet, books), access to media technology and trust in newspapers and radio/TV. [June 2021] Download Swedish Trends (PDF 3.1 MB)  |  About the SOM Institute
 

Key Trends in the European TV, film and VOD markets

The yearly report Key Trends 2020/2021 outlines the big picture of the European audiovisual sector. Based on data from the European Audiovisual Observatory, the report gives insight into recent trends, including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the various audiovisual industries in Europe. [May 2021] Read Key Trends 2020/2021
 

Media usage in Norway – Norwegian Media Barometer 2020

In 2020, streaming services increased and the yearly decline of linear-TV flattened out. Newspapers increased their coverage of the population, driven by an increase for online reading. Overall news consumption increased. This is according to the Norwegian Media Barometer 2020, the annual media use survey from Statistics Norway. [April 2021] Read about and download: Norwegian Media Barometer 2020 (abstract in English)Basic data in the StatBank (in English)  |  Nordicom's article about the Norwegian media use results
 

Highest media trust in the Nordics, according to Eurobarometer survey

The people of the Nordics have the highest trust in radio and TV in Europe. Also their trust in written press is high. The Eurobarometer survey no. 94 provides data on media trust in Europe (including all five Nordic countries) and media use in the EU (including member countries Denmark, Finland and Sweden). A change of method due to the pandemic suggests cautious comparisons to previous years. Media data are presented in the Data Annex and the Media report: eb94_media_in_use. [April 2021] EU Commission: Eurobarometer no. 94 | Tables om media trust and usage in Nordicom's database - filter by "Nordic" and "All Media (comparative)"
 

The European Commission proposes legal framework on Artificial Intelligence

On 21 April 2021, the Commission proposed new rules and actions on Artificial Intelligence (AI) – a combination of a legal framework on AI and a new Coordinated Plan with Member States. [April 2021] The Commission's press release: Europe fit for the Digital Age
 

World Press Freedom Index 2021: Journalism blocked in more than 130 countries

Never before has there been so few countries where press freedom is classified as "good", shows the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) annual index. However, the Nordic countries keep their top positions. Norway is ranked first, followed by Finland, Sweden and Denmark. [April 2021] The full RSF press freedom index 2021 | RSF index 2021: regional analysis  |  Nordicom's article:  A tough year for global press freedom – but Nordics keep top position 
 

Sweden and Denmark best performers in new study on media and democracy

The research project Media for Democracy Monitor (MDM) provides insights on media performance in 18 countries with regard to democracy. Based on a survey including 30 indicators, such as media diversity, freedom of information and journalistic professionalism, it gives Sweden and Denmark the lead (72 and 71 points out of 90 possible). Findings are available on MDM's website and will be published in an upcoming publication from Nordicom. [April 2021] Country reports 2021 on MDM's website | Read the previous 2011 edition on Nordicom's website
 

News consumption patterns in Iceland

This analysis of news consumption patterns in Iceland draws on data from a survey conducted in 2017 and compares it with news consumption in other Nordic countries. The article is published in a special issue of Nordicom Review, entitled Media Systems in "the Other" Nordic Countries and Autonomous Regions. [April 2021] News consumption patterns in Iceland (link to Sciendo)
 

Nordic TV and film industry showed resilience amid Covid-19 pandemic

TV dramas were the most affected, but only 2 per cent of 155 film and TV projects in the Nordic region were cancelled due to the pandemic, according to a new report. Commissioned by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the BI Centre for Creative Industries (BI:CCI) has mapped the restrictive measures and mitigating government and industry measures implemented in 2020 in the Nordic countries and studied the pandemic’s economic impact on the audiovisual production sector. [March 2021] Read the report: Nordic Mission Possible
 

During the pandemic: Two of three countries imposed restrictions on the media

The threat to freedom of expression and media intensifies. During 2020, 32 countries showed substantial decline, compared with only 19 three years ago. Moreover, two-thirds of all countries imposed restrictions on the media. This is reported in the Democracy Report 2021, the fifth annual report from the Varieties of Democracy Institute, which produces a global dataset on democracy covering 202 countries. [March 2021] V-Dem's Democracy Reports  |  About V-Dem Institute
 

Finnish survey on hate speech and harassment online

Four of ten Finns have come across hate speech on social media (during a period of three months) – young people clearly more often than older people, and women slightly more often than men. Statistics Finland has published an article about experiencing hate speech, cyberbullying and harassment online, based on data from the annual ICT survey, which included questions on these topics in 2017, 2019 and 2020 in the population 16–89 years old.  [March 2021] Read the article in Finnish: Vihapuhe, nettikiusaaminen ja häirintä koskettaa erityisesti nuoria
 

Nordvision: More children’s drama on the way

Nordvision, the Nordic public service TV and media collaboration, has agreed on a total of 14 annual TV drama productions for children. There is also strong investment in the youth and young adults category, according to the newly released annual report 2020. [March 2021] Read Nordvision's annual report 2020
 

The Media Development in Denmark 2020 (TV, radio, streaming, etc.)

The annual report on the use of electronic media in Denmark from the DR Audience Research Department is now available in English. Read about a media year in the shadow of the coronavirus. [March 2021] Find all DR Media Development reports for download  |  Read Nordicom's article about DR's 2020 media development report
 

Spotify stands for almost 90 per cent of music sales in Iceland

In 2019, for the fourth year running, sale value of sound recordings increased in Iceland. Behind the increase stand growing payments for streaming of music. Spotify dominates the market, with an estimated 90 per cent share of the total music sale value and 98 per cent of streaming only. This is reported by Statistics Iceland. [March 2021] Read Statistic Iceland’s press release about the music sales in 2019  |  In Icelandic: Fast að 90% tónlistarsölunnar í gegnum Spotify
 

Radio listening in Finland 2020 / Radiovuosi 2021

During the spring lockdown, radio listening in Finland decreased, but later returned to normal. This is shown in Finnpanel's presentation of radio listening in 2020, available in English and Finnish under Press Releases / Tiedotteet on Finnpanel's website, together with recorded web presentations in Finnish. [Feb 2021] Radio listening in Finland 2020 (web)Radio listening in Finland 2020 (PDF, 914 KB) | Radiovuosi 2021: Finnpanelin esitys
 

New EBU report maps the largest players on the European AV-market

Aiming to map the competitive environment for public service media, a new EBU report takes a look at the financial performance and business models of the biggest commercial groups on the European media market. In focus are four categories of players: global tech giants, non-European media conglomerates, European media groups and European telecom operators. A public version of the report is available for free download after creating a free login for EBU’s website. [Feb 2021] Read more and download Public Service Media's Competitive Environment
 

Icelandic media revenue: Up to 40 per cent of ad investments go to foreign players

Between the years 2018 and 2019, media revenue in Iceland declined by 4 per cent. The total revenue of the media was ISK 25,800 million, of which the largest amount was derived from user payments (ISK 15,000 million), compared with revenues from advertising and sponsoring (ISK 10,800 million). Up to four of every ten ISK spent on advertisements in the media go to foreign websites and media. [Feb 2021] Read Statistics Iceland's analysis of media revenue trends in Iceland In Icelandic: Tekjusamdráttur fjölmiðla 4% árið 2019
 

Nordic report: Increased media use during the pandemic

26 per cent of the Nordic inhabitants (18–75 years) have increased their mobile use during the pandemic. Just as many say they have watched more streaming TV and read news online. In Norway, one-third (34%) claim to have watched more streaming TV, which puts Norway on top. As for online news, Finland and Norway show the largest increase (34% and 32%, respectively, say they have read more news), compared with Denmark and Sweden (22% and 21%), according to a Deloitte study conducted in June–July 2020. [Feb 2021] The Global Mobile Consumer Survey: The Nordic Cut
 

TV viewing in Finland 2020 / Televisiovuosi 2021

Finnpanel's TV viewing report for 2020 is available in English and Finnish. In 2020, television time increased, mainly throughout March–May during lockdown. The pandemic led to an increased viewing of news, which led to increased viewing shares for Yle1 and MTV3. [Jan 2021]
Find the report TV Year 2021 on Finnpanel's website
Finnpanelin raportti televisionkatselusta Suomessa 2020 on julkaistu: Lue lisää
 

How is Artifial Intelligence impacting film, television, VOD and news supply?

In a new free report on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the audiovisual media sector, the European Audiovisual Observatory explores different AI issues from a legal standpoint. In three sections, the reports covers general umbrella issues; specific fields of media law and policy where AI may have a profound impact on the future; and possible approaches for a sustainable regulatory framework for audiovisual industries in Europe. [Jan 2021] Read Artificial Intelligence in the audiovisual sector
 

Pandemic increased digital media use among senior citizens in Finland

Media use in Finland increased during the Corona crisis. And many senior citizens started to use social media, read news online and watch streaming services, reports Statistics Finland in an article on Finns' media use during the pandemic. [Jan 2021] Read the article in Finnish: Median merkitys on kasvanut pandemian aikana – monet ikäihmiset ovat ottaneet melkoisen digiloikan
 

2020


The Datafication of Media (and) Audiences – new special issue of MedieKultur

This issue of the Danish MedieKultur: Journal of media and communication research provides a collection of works paying systematic attention to media audiences in the study of datafication. Among the contributions: Netflix and the design of the audience; Datafication and the push for ubiquitous listening in music streaming; and The datafication of Public Service Media. [Dec 2020] Read MedieKultur: The Datafication of Media (and) Audiences  |  About the journal
 

Women and news: An overview of audience behaviour in 11 countries (incl. Finland)

Women and men consume news differently, at different times of day and in different ways. They also experience social media differently, writes the Reuters Institute of Journalism in a new report. This analysis of how women around the world consume and perceive news includes 11 countries – Finland among them – building on data from the Digital News Report and associated research. [Dec 2020] Read Women and News  |  Read the country profile for Finland
 

The Swedes and the Internet 2020

The Swedish Internet Foundation has published its annual study about Internet use in the Swedish population. The 2020 report describes how the population's digital life has changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. [Dec 2020] Read the English summary: The Swedes and the Internet 2020  |  Read Nordicom's article The Swedes and the Internet, focusing on media use online
 

Exploring digital divides in older people's news consumption

How is the use of digital and traditional news among people aged 66-85 years developing? A recent article published in Nordicom Review explores older adult's news habits in Sweden between 2014 and 2018. [Dec 2020] Find Annika Bergström's article via Nordicom's website or directly via the publication platform Sciendo (open access)
 

The Finnish media market 2019: Growth for TV, radio and Internet

In 2019 their was a growth for TV, radio, phonograms (incl. Spotify), cinemas and the Internet (online advertising), while newspapers, magazines and books decreased in Finland. Television was the biggest individual media industry with one-third of the entire media market. [Dec 2020] Statistics Finland's overview of the Finnish media market 2019 Lue lisää  |  Read Nordicom's presentation of the Finnish economy data
 

The media development in Denmark 2020 –  now in English

Streaming services, podcasts and online news continue to increase, according to the annual report on media development from the Danish Agency of Culture and Palaces. The report also provides an analysis of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Danish media market. An extensive English summary is now available. [Nov 2020] English site: Media development in Denmark (incl. English summaries)Main report in Danish: Mediernes udvikling i Danmark 2020  |  Read Nordicom's article about the findings in the report
 

Freedom on the Net 2020: Iceland once again tops the list

Global internet freedom declines in shadow of pandemic. This means a decline in internet freedom for the 10th consecutive year, according to Freedom on the Net 2020, the annual country-by-country assessment of internet freedom, by Freedom House. However, Iceland – the only Nordic country assessed in the report –  was once again the top performer on Internet freedom. [Oct 2020] Freedom on the Net 2020: press release and reportFreedom on the Net 2020: Country chapter Iceland
 

95 per cent of Icelanders read online news

In the beginning of 2019, just under 95 per cent of Icelanders aged 16-74 had read online news in the past three months. During the same period, 84 per cent had listened to music via the internet. This is reported by Statistics Iceland and a survey of households and individuals’ use of the Internet. The survey is harmonized over the European statistical system and data are reported in Eurostat's database. (Sep 2020) Statistics Iceland's press release  |  Sjá nánar
 

Nordic Baltic Telecom Markets 2019 – data about smartphones, broadband, TV

Comparable Nordic Baltic statistics on infrastructure, access to and use of smartphones, broadband services and TV services, provided by the national regulatory agencies of each country. [Sep 2020] Nordic Baltic Telecom Markets: report and statistics  | Links to national statistical reports 2019 (PDF) – an overview from Nordicom's table database  |  In Finnish: Traficom's press release | In Icelandic: Post and Telecom Administration in Iceland's press release  |  Read Nordicom's article about the Nordic findings
 

Europe: The Media Pluralism Monitor 2020 (incl. Denmark, Finland, Sweden)

The Media Pluralism Monitor has examined 30 European countries and finds that none are free from risks of media pluralism. For the three Nordic countries in the survey – Denmark, Finland and Sweden – the largest risk of media pluralism is linked to market plurality, due to high concentration of media ownership. [Aug 2020] The Media Pluralism Monitor 2020  |  Denmark  |  Finland  |  Sweden
 

How does Europe define the nationality of a film or TV programme?

The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) stipulates that broadcasters in Europe must reserve a majority of their programming time for European works and that on demand services must include at least 30% of European works in their catalogues. In a new report, the European Audiovisual Observatory maps the rules defining the nationality of an audiovisual work, including national legal summaries on the EU countries. Among the national experts for collection of data are the Danish and Swedish Film Institutes and the Finnish Film Foundation. [July 2020] Read: Mapping of the regulation and assessment of the nationality of European audiovisual works
 

Study on Danes' attitudes to news

16% of Danes say that they periodically avoid news (which is comparatively low in a global perspective). News avoiders use traditional media sources less compared to non-avoiders. Instead, they use social media and streaming as their sources of news. Meanwhile, only a quarter of Danes agree that the media paint a fair and accurate picture of the world. These are some of the results reported in a study published by Constructive Institute, situated at Aarhus University. [June 2020] Read: News Experiences and Opinions in Denmark 2020
 

Is there a Nordic news media system?

Read a descriptive comparative analysis of Nordic news audiences, based on the results from Digital News Report 2019. It is published in the new issue of Nordic Journal of Media Studies, which explores "Nordicness" in media studies. [June 2020] Read Nordic Journal om Media Studies online
 

Digital News Report 2020: Norway leads the world in paying for online news

The Nordic countries stand out as the most willing to pay for online news: Norway (42%) and Sweden (27%) top the league, followed by Finland (19%) and Denmark (17%). This is according to Reuters Institute's annual report, which compares digital news consumption among the online population in 40 countries. [June 2020] Read the full Digital News Report 2020  Nordicom presents some of the Nordic findings in the Digital News Report 2020
 

Digital News Report 2020: Country report for Finland

This report (in Finnish) analyses the digital news consumption in Finland, based on the global study Digital News Report 2020 from Reuters Institute of Journalism (see above). The Finnish report is published by researcher Esa Reunanen of the COMET Research Center of the University of Tampere. [June 2020]  Press release in English  (PDF)Uutismedia verkossa 2020. Suomen maaraportti (PDF)  |  Media Alan Tutkimussäätiö: 2020 – Uutismedioiden verkkosivut suosituin uutislähde
 

The Nordics peak in 2020 digital EU index

Finland, Sweden, and Denmarmk scored the highest ratings in DESI 2020, the European Commission’s annual Digital Economy and Society Index, and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. Over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance. [June 2020] Find out more about the digital EU index 2020  |  Nordicom presents some of the Nordic findings in the digital EU index 2020
 

Find new facts about Finnish media | Tietoa suomalaisesta mediasta

Find out more about Finnish media trends during the last decade. Statistics Finland has added five new analyses on the media development to its online media statistics service, covering media economy and consumption, newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. [June 2020] Find the articles in the Finnish media statistics database  |  Read Nordicom's brief presentation of the Finnish media analyses
 

Swedish Trends 1986-2019: Political, social and media trends

In the annual statistical report Swedish Trends, the SOM-institute provides an overview over some of the most important political, social and media trends in Swedish society. [June 2020] Find the report among publicationsDownload Swedish Trends (PDF 7.1 MB)
 

Iceland: Newspapers still the most important advertising medium

Despite suffering the biggest revenue loss (see below), newspapers are still the single most advertising medium in Iceland, followed by television and radio, according to new data from Statistics Iceland. [May 2020] More about the media advertising revenue in IcelandSjá nánar  |  Read Nordicom's article about the Icelandic ad data
 

Media use in Norway – Norwegian Media Barometer 2019

For the first time in many years, there is a small but significant rise in the total percentage of the population who read newspapers daily. This is according to the Norwegian Media Barometer 2019, the annual media use survey from Statistics Norway. [May 2020] Download PDF (2.9 MB): Norwegian Media Barometer 2019 (abstract in English)Basic data in the StatBank (in English)  |  Nordicom presents some of the Norwegian Media Barometer findings
 

Iceland: Falling media revenue – newspapers suffer the most

After three years’ increase, media revenue in Iceland declined between 2017 and 2018 by seven per cent in real prices. Newspapers have suffered most badly of any single medium, according to data from Statistics Iceland. [May 2020] More about the media revenue in Iceland | Sjá nánar  |  Nordicom's article about the Icelandic media revenue data
 

Europeans' trust in media and news

EBU's latest "Trust in Media"-report explores the trust gap between traditional and online media and the correlation between press freedom and trust in radio and TV. The report is primarily based on data from the 92nd Standard Eurobarometer. The report also gives insights from recent international research on trust and implications for media organizations. [May 2020] Read more
 

Media freedom made in Scandinavia – examples of best practice

As a result of a fact-finding mission to Denmark and Sweden, this report shows policies and approaches that can inspire change for the better. Published by three European organisations: the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, the European Federation of Journalists, and Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa. [May 2020] Media freedom made in Scandinavia Nordicom's article about the media freedom report
 

New report on press freedom in Europe: Hands off press freedom

"Hands off press freedom: Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal" is the 2020 Annual Report by the partner organisations to the Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists. [May 2020] Hands off press freedom
 

Public libraries in the Nordics – get the key facts

In the report Folkbibliotek i Norden (Public libraries in the Nordics), key figures, current comparative statistics and trends over time are presented. This key fact report is published by the Nordic Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis. [May 2020] Public libraries in the Nordics – summary in English (PDF, 130 KB)  |  Information and publication in Swedish (incl. tables in English)
 

Finnish report proposes Corona crisis media support

A report on the support for journalism commissioned by the Ministry of Transport and Communications has been completed. The report proposes a support model consisting of both swift forms of Covid-19 support and a more permanent support system for journalism. [April 2020] The Ministry's press release 28.4.2020Background in Nordicom's overview "Extra media support as a result of Covid-19" Nordicom's article about the media support proposition
 

The European TV, film and VOD market – key trends 2019/2020

Key Trends 2019/2020 is the European Audiovisual Observatory’s yearly report on the TV, film and VOD markets in Europe, providing a pan-European perspective. It is now available for free online. [April 2020] Find all Key Trends reports here
 

Four Nordic countries top the World Press Freedom Index

For the fourth year running, Norway is ranked first in the World Press Freedom Index 2020. Norway is followed by Finland, Denmark and Sweden, while Iceland is ranked number 15. Globally, the organisation identifies a number of threats to press freedom, and fears the corona virus will worsen the situation. [April 2020] The full World Press Freedom Index | Nordicom's article about the Nordic results in the Press Freedom Index 2020
 

Finnish media and communication policy followed up by new report

The Finnish Ministry of Communication has published a report describing the development of Finnish media and communication policy focusing on three areas: the media economy and business, citizens' access to media services and media pluralism. [March 2020] Read Nordicom's article about the reportLue lisää: Media- ja viestintäpolitiikan seurantaraportti 2019  |  Read Nordicom's article presenting the Finnish media policy report
 

Media Development in Denmark 2019 (TV, radio, internet use, etc.)

The annual report on the use of electronic media in Denmark from the DR Audience Research Department is now available in English. [March 2020] Find all DR Media Development reports for download  |  Nordicom's article about DR's 2019 media development report
 

New analysis in Finnish about media use, age and education

A new analysis from Statistics Finland looks at the impact of age and educational background on media consumption in Finland over the last decades, in the light of digitalisation. The article, published in Finnish, is mainly based on Statistic Finland’s leisure surveys and supplementing data from Statistic Finland's media statistics database. [March 2020] Lue lisää: Päivittäisestä mediakattauksesta löytyy jokaiselle jotain digi­kuilun molemmin puolin
 

The importance of press freedom – global outlook from Pew Research

More than eight of ten Swedes say it is very important to have free media without government or state censorship. But the perceived importance of freedom of the press varies considerably around the world. While support for free media is highest in Greece, Sweden, the U.S. and Argentina, just 38% say this in Russia and 28% hold this view in Lebanon. [March 2020] Pew Research Global: How people around the world see democracy in 8 charts
 

The potential impact of AI in the audiovisual industry

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published a report, summarizing a seminar on artificial intelligence in the audiovisual industry. In focus: the potential impact of AI on the production and distribution of news, TV and film in Europe. [February 2020]  Download Artificial Intelligence in the audiovisual industry (PDF 743 KB)  |  About the workshop
 

Nordvision: Increase for Nordic youth drama collaboration

Never before have the Nordic public service providers co-produced as many youth drama programmes as they did in 2019, according to Nordvision's annual report. The report provides key data on co-productions, programme exchange, etc., among the Nordic public service companies. [February 2020] Read the English press release
 

Digital Radio 2020 – EBU market report

This yearly report from EBU's Media Intelligence Service covers the roll-out of digital terrestrial radio (DAB/DAB+) across Europe. EBU, the European Broadcasting Union, is an alliance of public service media, with member organisations in over 50 countries. [Feb 2020] Read more at EBU's website
 

EU Kids Online 2020 – new European study on children and the internet

The majority of children in 19 European countries (including Finland and Norway) report using their smartphones ‘daily’ or ‘almost all the time’. This is according to a new report from the EU Kids Online project, which maps the risks and opportunities of the internet for children. [Feb 2020] Read more and download EU Kids Online 2020  |  Find out more in Nordicom's article about EU Kids Online 2020
 

Radio listening in Finland 2019 / Radiovuosi 2020

Finnpanel's presentation of radio listening in Finland in 2019 shows a decrease for listening to traditional radio, compared to an increase for listening to ondemand services. Moreover, mobile use in radio listening is increasing. The presentation is available in English and Finnish under Press Releases / Tiedotteet on Finnpanel's website. [Feb 2020] Radio listening in Finland 2019Radiovuosi 2020: Finnpanelin esitys
 

TV viewing in Finland 2019

Finnpanel's TV viewing report for 2019 is available in English and Finnish (combined). The results show a slight decrease in traditional TV-viewing, at the same time as the total viewing on screen is increasing. / Finnpanelin raportti televisionkatselusta Suomessa 2019 on julkaistu. [Jan 2020] Find the report: Tv-vuosi 2020 on Finnpanel's website  |  Download the PDF directly  |  Suomeksi: Lue lisää
 

Nordic statistics: Cultural expenditure in the Nordic countries

The Nordic Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis (Kulturanalys Norden) has published statistics and key data on public expenditure on culture in the Nordic region for the period 2009–2017. The publication – the third in a series in pocket format on Nordic cultural statistics – shows that the Nordic countries' total expenditure on culture increased by a total of 12 per cent during the period. [Jan 2020] Read Nordicom's article about the cultural expenditure report, including a link to the English summary  |  Kulturutgifter i Norden, full report (in Swedish, tables in English)
 

Media trust in the EU – find data in the latest Eurobarometer survey

The Standard Eurobarometer surveys report about public opinion – for example, trust in institutions, main concerns of Europeans – in the EU. The Annex includes data on EU citizens' trust in media and use of media. [Jan 2020] Find the Standard Eurobarometer 92 (autumn 2019) here   | Data are also presented in Nordicom's table database, choose: Nordic + All Media (Comparative)
 

Reuters Institute's Trend report 2020: Concern about the future of journalism

Most media industry executives (7 of 10) are confident about their own company’s prospects, but less sure about the future of journalism. Local news provision is a key concern, alongside fears about declining trust and attacks on journalism by politicians, according to Reuters Institute's survey of 230 media leaders in 32 countries. Among their other predictions for 2020 are: reader payment focus intensifies, podcasts remain a hot topic, and the use of artificial intelligence steps up. [Jan 2020] Read more: Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions report for 2020  |  Six trends you shouldn't miss for 2020
 

2019


VIEW: Public Service Broadcasting in the Digital Age

This special issue of VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, proposes a reexamination of public service broadcasting in the light of the most recent technological, political and economic developments. The Nordic contribution, Producing Online Youth Fiction in a Nordic Public Service Context, takes its starting point in the production of online youth fiction in the Norwegian NRK and the Danish DR. [Dec 2019] Read VIEW: Public Service Broadcasting in the Digital Age (vol. 8 - issue 16- 2019)About VIEW
 

Public service media in Europe – reflections by media researchers from EU27

Why public service media? How important will they be in Europe’s digital media age? In a new issue of TEXTE – Public Service Quality in Discourse (academic issues produced by ORF in Austria), 35 European media researchers reflect on the current challenges and develop perspectives for the future of public service media in Europe. Contributions of 27 EU member states, including Denmark, Finland and Sweden. [Dec 2019] Read the full issue  |  About TEXTE
 

Report about news podcasts – Sweden among five countries in focus

News Podcasts and the Opportunities for Publishers, a new research report from Reuters Institute for Journalism, studies the growth of news podcasts, explores their prevalence worldwide, what they are offering to audiences and how publishers and platforms stand to benefit. The five countries studied are US, UK, Australia, France and Sweden. [Dec 2019] Read the publication online
 

The Finnish media market 2018: Increasing sales for TV and radio

In 2018, the TV industry grew by 6 per cent, boosted by video on-demand services. Radio also had a favourable year, increasing sales by 6 per cent. The total value of the Finnish media market stayed relatively unchanged from 2017 to 2018, according to new data from Statistics Finland. [Nov 2019] Read more on Statistic Finland's websiteLue lisää Nordicom's article about the Finnish media market data
 

Nordicom Review: Hyperlocal media in the Nordic region

In the Nordic countries, the hyperlocal is a rapidly developing form of local media and information sharing. This special issue of Nordicom Review presents eight articles about hyperlocal media, including cases from Sweden, Finland and Norway. Among the findings are that new hyperlocal media do not replace editorial offices that have been shut down. This is because hyperlocal media are often established in places where other news media – newspapers or public service – are already represented. [Nov 2019] Nordicom Review: Hyperlocal media in the Nordic region | Article in Hufvudstadsbladet 6.11.2019 in Swedish
 

ITU: Half the world’s population is still offline

Despite a continuing growth in global Internet use, almost half the world's population is not online. There is also a widening digital gender gap, where 52 per cent of the global female population is still not using the Internet, compared to 42 per cent of the global male population. This is according to the newly released Measuring digital development: Facts and figures 2019, the first publication in ITU's new Measuring digital development series. [Nov 2019] ITU: Measuring digital development 2019
 

Freedom on the Net 2019: Iceland and Estonia top the list

Freedom House has published its annual study on Internet freedom, assessing 65 countries (covering 87 per cent of the world's internet users). The study shows that global Internet freedom has declined for nine straight years. Iceland and Estonia, the two Nordic or Baltic countries included in the report, are rated as global leaders on Internet freedom. [Nov 2019] Freedom on the Net 2019Country chapter: Iceland | Country chapter: Estonia  |  Nordicom's article about the Freedom on the Net report 2019
 

New European culture – and media – statistics

The fourth edition of Eurostat’s publication ‘Culture statistics’ comprises a broad set of comparable data related to culture available in the EU-28, EFTA and enlargement countries. It describes different aspects of culture, e.g. households and government expenditure on culture, as well as the use of ICT for cultural purposes – e.g. news sites/newspapers/magazines, streamed tv/videos, music and games. [Oct 2019] Eurostat: Culture statistics 2019 | Nordicom's article: The Nordics – Europe’s busiest users of culture and media online
 

New report on Danes' perception of news and and current affairs

A new report, commissioned by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces, presents research on the Danish population’s perception of news and current affairs and its significance in a social context. In the English summary, there are short descriptions of the key conclusions and, based on the conclusions, five types of users of news and current affairs are identified.[Oct 2019] Read the summary: Active, overwhelmed, diverted or addicted? (PDF 227 KB)  |  Read more about the findings in Nordicom's article  |  Main report in Danish: Aktiv, overvældet, adspredt eller afhængig?
 

Changes in Danes' media consumption

The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces has published its annual report on media development in Denmark. An extensive English summary focuses on three observations made in the media in the year 2019: Developments in Danes’ media consumption, technological prerequisites, and media companies in Denmark. [Oct 2019] English site: Media development in Denmark (incl. English summaries)Main report in Danish: Mediernes udvikling i Danmark 2019  | Read Nordicom's article about the changes in Danes' media consumption
 

The Swedes and the Internet 2019

The Internet Foundation in Sweden has published its annual study about Internet use in the Swedish population. Among the findings: the number of social media users is beginning to level out, podcasting and the consumption of digital books is increasing, and more people pay for movies and music online. [Oct 2019] The Swedes and the Internet 2019: English summary  |  Nordicom's article about the Swedes and the Internet, focusing on media use online
 

Music listening 2019 – IFPI's global report on audio trends (incl. Sweden)

The IFPI has released its Music Listening 2019 report, examining global audio habits and trends among 16–64-year-olds across 21 countries (including Sweden as the only Nordic country). The organisation found, for example, that across the territories, nine of ten (89 %) listen to on-demand streaming platforms. The 35–64-year-olds top the growth, while 16–24-year-olds still lead in other key behaviours. [Oct 2019] IFPI 2019 report: Music Listening 2019
 

European report examines the independence of media regulatory authorities

As the revised version of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) entered into force in the autumn of 2018, it introduced an obligation for EU states to ensure the independence of regulatory authorities. This IRIS Special Report provides an in-depth analysis of what the new AVMSD will mean for European regulators. It outlines their rights and obligations, and presents a comparative analysis on the state of independence of media regulators in nine countries, Sweden included. [Oct 2019] The independence of media regulatory authorities in Europe
 

New publication about Media and Information Literacy (MIL)

MIL should be understood as part of a democratic strategy, in other words, part of the whole that includes legislation, reforms in media, education, etc. This is the starting point for Understanding Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in the Digital Age. A Question of Democracy, a new anthology edited by UNESCO professor Ulla Carlsson, providing knowledge, politics and policy, best practices, and reflections on MIL. [Sep 2019] Understanding Media and Information Literacy (MIL)  |  Read more about the MIL publication
 

Nordic children’s & young people’s leisure practices

A new Nordic anthology addresses examples of children’s and young people’s leisure culture in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Greenland. Trends analysed are, for example, digital media and smartphone use, computer games, cosplay and the maker movement. The report is published by the Nordic Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis. [Sep 2019] Read more and download Making culture: Children's and young people's leisure practices in the Nordic countries  |  Read Nordicom's article: Nordic children's and young people's cultural habits
 

Reuters Institute: Public service media are struggling to reach the young

The audience for public service news is old, educated, and politically diverse. As a result, public service media in many countries fall short of the ambition to provide a near-universal news service, especially online. As for reaching younger audiences and people with limited formal education, it is often a struggle. These are some of the conclusions in a Reuters Institute study of eight European public service organisations, including Yle in Finland. [Sep 2019] Old, Educated, and Politically Diverse: The Audience of Public Service News
 

Reuters Institute: How young people consume news

Mainstream news media has an age problem. This is stated in a new Reuters Institute report, investigating how young people consume news, and how news publishers can attract young readers, listeners and viewers. The study is based on qualitative interviews with young people in Great Britain and the USA. [Sep 2019] How Young People Consume News and the Implications For Mainstream Media
 

Nordic-Baltic Telecom Markets 2018 – data about smartphones, broadband, TV

Comparable Nordic-Baltic statistics on infrastructure, access to and use of smartphones, broadband services and TV services, provided by the national regulatory agencies of each country. [Sep 2019] Nordic Baltic Telecom Markets: report and statistics  |  Read Nordicom's article about smartphones, broadband and IPTV in the Nordics
 

Ofcom: UK becomes a nation of streamers

Ofcom’s Media Nations 2019 report reveals major shifts in the nation's viewing habits. This comprehensive study of the UK’s TV, radio and audio sectors, is Ofcom's second annual Media Nations report. [Aug 2019] Ofcom news 7 Aug 2019  |  More about the Media Nations report
 

Analysing the digital changes in the Nordic media industry

The ongoing changes of media infrastructures resulting from digitisation are explored in the first issue of Nordic Journal of Media Studies. Some of the reading: media professionals' views on automation in news journalism (e.g. in Finland); how the cinema industry is affected by streaming services (Norway); and digital payments for young people – disruptive technology in book and local newspaper industries (Norway). [July 2019] Nordic Journal of Media Studies (open access)
 

State of the News Media in the USA – fact sheets on TV news

In a series of fact sheets, Pew Research Center publishes data and trends about key sectors in the US news media industry. New fact sheets about TV news show that, while TV remains the most common place for Americans to get their news, viewership declined for both local TV news and network TV news (ABC, CBS, NBC) over the past year. Meanwhile, the three major cable news channels (CNN, Fox News and MSNBC) saw its audience increase. [June 2019] State of the News Media fact sheets  |  More reading: Pew’s fact sheets on Internet mobile and social media
 

New report on pay TV and SVOD services in Europe

In this market intelligence report, the European Audiovisual Observatory gives the big picture of the pay audiovisual services market in Europe and its development by providing key figures for the two main segments: linear pay-television (pay-TV) and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD). [June 2019] Pay AV services in Europe: The state of play
 

Digital News Report 2019: Norway leads the world in paying for online news

The Nordic countries stand out as the most willing to pay for online news: Norway (34%) and Sweden (27%) top the league, followed by Finland (16%) and Denmark (15%). This is according to Reuters Institute's annual report, which compares digital news consumption among the online population in 38 countries. [June 2019] Read the full Digital News Report 2019  |  Here, Nordicom presents some of the Nordic findings in the Digital News Report 2019
 

Digital News Report 2019: Country report for Finland

This report (in Finnish) analyses the digital news consumption in Finland, based on the global study Digital News Report 2019 from Reuters Institute of Journalism (see above). The Finnish report is published by researcher Esa Reunanen of the COMET Research Center of the University of Tampere. [June 2019] Lue lisää: Uutismedia verkossa 2019. Suomen maaraportti  /  PDF-report (1.7 MB)
 

High Nordic scores in digital EU index 2019 (DESI)

The Nordics are among the best digital performers in the EU. Finland, Sweden and Denmark rank first, second and fourth in The Digital Economy and Society Index, DESI 2019. [June 2019] Read more about DESI 2019  |  Nordicom presents some of the Nordic findings in the digital EU index 2019
 

Changes in Finns' use of media

In a new article, Statistics Finland examines the changes in Finns' ways of watching TV, listening to radio and reading newspapers and magazines. The article, which is available in both English and Finnish, also covers how media use online and social media use have developed during the last decades. [May 2019] Download the article: 1/2019 Changes in Finns’ use of media – results from Leisure and Household Budget Surveys (PDF, 223 KB) or find it in Statistic Finland's Media Statistics Table Service Nordicom's brief presentation of Statistic Finland's article on media use
 

Media use in Norway – Norwegian Media Barometer 2018

Daily newspaper reading is declining. Meanwhile, time­ spent ­on ­the­ internet­ continues ­to­ increase­ during ­both­ weekdays ­and­ weekends. This is according to the Norwegian Media Barometer 2018, the annual media use survey from Statistics Norway. [April 2019] More about the Media Barometer (abstract in English)Basic data in the StatBank (in English)  |  Read Nordicom's article about the Norwegian Media Barometer findings
 

Nordic countries top the World Press Freedom Index

For the third year running, Norway is ranked first in the World Press Freedom Index 2019. Finland is ranked second and Sweden third, while Denmark is number five and Iceland fourteen. Globally, the number of countries regarded as safe for journalists continues to decline. [April 2019] The full indexAnalyses Read Nordicom's article about the World Press Freedom Index
 

The EU Council adopted the Copyright Directive

On 15 April 2019 the EU Council gave its green light to new copyright rules for the Internet. The decision followed on the European Parliament's vote in favour for the directive on 26 March 2019. The member states will now have 24 months to implement the Directive. [April 2019] The European Commisson's press release 15/04/2019
 

The European TV, film and VOD market – key trends 2018/2019

Key Trends 2018/2019 is the European Audiovisual Observatory’s yearly report on the TV, film and VOD markets in Europe. It is now available for free online. [April 2019] Read the press release and download Key Trends 2018/2019  |  Download PDF directly
 

Comparing willingness to pay for news in the Nordic region

In a chapter in Nordicom's publication Digital Media Inequalities, Hallvard Moe, professor of Media Studies in Bergen, discusses inequality from the perspective of media use. The article analyses patterns of news consumption and willingness to pay for news in Finland, Denmark and Norway, and reveals significant dissimilarities between the countries. [March 2019] Download Why free news matters for social inequality (PDF)  |  All chapters in the publication (open access) 
 

Media use in Sweden – the first results from the Media Barometer survey 2018

Online TV consumption is growing, fewer Swedes read newspapers, and online radio is increasing. Nordicom-Sweden's Media Barometer survey has presented the first results from the 2018 survey. Basic tables in English are available. [March 2019] Find out more about the first results 2018
 

The EU Parliament adopted the Copyright Directive

On 26 March 2019, the European Parliament voted in favour of new copyright rules for the internet. It will now be down to member states's approval in the coming weeks. If the member states accept the text adopted by the European Parliament, it will take effect after publication in the official journal and then member states will have 24 months to implement it. [March 2019] The European Parliament's press release
 

Nordvision: A boost for Nordic drama collaboration

Nordvision's annual report 2018 shows a new record for Nordic collaboration on TV drama between the Nordic public service companies. The 2018 report provides key data and information on co-productions, programme and knowledge exchange, etc. among the Nordic public service broadcasters. [March 2019] Nordvision's annual reports are available in English  |  Nordicom's article about the Nordic TV report
 

Newly launched: European film research database (open access)

Studies and data from the European film agencies are now accessible on a single platform. The EFARN Film Research Library, launched in March 2019, collects film industry research published across Europe. The reports can be searched by topic, country or organisation, etc. [March 2019] Visit the EFARN Film Research Library  |  Nordicom's brief presentation of the film research database
 

How's Life in the Digital Age? New OECD-report

How are the OECD countries (incl. the five Nordic countries) seizing the opportunities and mitigating the risks of the digital transformation? A new report compares the well-being in the digital age across OECD-countries, including comparative ICT-statistics and country profiles. [March 2019] Read How's Life in the Digital Age?
 

Iceland: Private media captured nearly 80 per cent of the media revenue

Of the total media revenue in 2017, nearly 80 per cent fell to private media and just above 20 per cent to RÚV, the public service broadcaster. The revenue of the media declined by two per cent in real prices between the years 2016 and 2017, according to a new analysis from Statistics Iceland. [March 2019] More about the media revenue in Iceland | Sjá nánar Nordicom's article about the Iceandic media revenue data
 

Media Development in Denmark 2018 (tv, radio, internet use, etc.)

The annual report on the use of electronic media in Denmark from the DR Audience Research Department is now available in English. [March 2019] All DR's Media Development reports for download  | Nordicom's article on the 2018 DR Media Development report
 

Swedish Cultural Policy 2019, by Kulturanalys

In Kulturanalys 2019 [Cultural Policy 2019] the Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis assesses the position in the cultural field in relation to the national cultural policy objectives. It is published on the Agency’s assignment for the Government to follow up the cultural policy objectives, and to assist with recommendations for the development and review of the policy. The report is written in Swedish, including an extensive summary in English. [Feb 2019] Find the report here
 

Digital Radio 2019 – EBU market report

This yearly report from EBU's Media Intelligence Service covers the roll-out of digital terrestrial radio (DAB/DAB+) across Europe. The overview is free to download, but a registration (login) is required. [Feb 2019] See the list of EBU reports
 

Media freedom conditions in Europe worsen, according to new report

The environment for media freedom has worsened significantly in Europe, according to a report published by the partner organisations of the Council of Europe's Safety of Journalists' Platform. [Feb 2019] Read more and find the report: Democracy at Risk: threats and attacks against media freedom in Europe
 

Radio listening in Finland 2018 – Radionkuuntelu Suomessa 2018

Finnpanel's report about radio listening in Finland 2018 is published in English and Finnish. / Finnpanelin raportti radionkuuntelusta Suomessa 2018 on julkaistu. [Feb 2019] Find the report in EnglishRadiovuosi 2019 (PDF) | Lue lisää
 

Nine of ten Swedish teenagers cannot identify false or biased news online

The majority of Swedish teenagers fail to identify the credibility of false, biased and vetted news online, according to a study published in Nordicom Review. [Jan 2019] Find the article: Swedish teenagers’ difficulties and abilities to determine digital news credibility
 

Ofcom: Why children spend time online

Children in the UK (aged 5–15) now spend over two hours per day online – 20 minutes more than they do in front of a TV set. In two new studies, Ofcom (the British media authority) analyses children's media use, and uncovers the reasons young people are drawn to video services such as Netflix and YouTube. [Jan 2019] More about the two reports: Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2018  | Why children spend time online
 

TV viewing in Finland 2018 – Televisiovuosi 2018

Finnpanel's TV viewing report for 2018 is available in English and Finnish. The results show a slight decrease in traditional TV-viewing, at the same time as the total viewing on screen is increasing. / Finnpanelin raportti televisionkatselusta Suomessa 2018 on julkaistu. [Jan 2019]  Presentation in English: TV Year 2019Lue lisää: Tv-vuosi 2019
 

New report about media law in the online universe

Film, TV and VoD services online offer content in a digital world which knows no borders. How does media law work in this online universe? A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory explores the regulation of online media services, including practical experiences from Sweden and seven other countries. [Jan 2019] IRIS Special 2018-2 / Media law enforcement without frontiers
 

Trend report: Subscriptions and membership the key revenues for 2019

In 2019, subscription and membership models will become the key revenue focus for the news industry. Quality news will need to be further subsidised, while use of social media will decline among news outlets and social media users alike. These are the findings in Reuters Institute's trend report for 2019, a survey of 200 media leaders in 29 countries. [Jan 2019] Read more: Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions report for 2019
 

Gender equality in the media – status reports from 17 EU countries

In November 2018, Women and the Media, an EU meeting on gender equality in the media, was held in Paris. Key focuses of the seminar were recent laws, policies and good practices. Experts from 17 countries, including Finland and Sweden, contributed national status reports. All reports, together with a summary of the main issues and conclusions of the meeting, are available online. [Jan 2019] Mutual Learning Program in Gender Equality seminar – all reports
 

2018


Media trust in the EU – find data in the latest Eurobarometer survey

The Standard Eurobarometer surveys report about public opinion – for example, trust in institutions, main concerns of Europeans – in the EU. The Annex includes data on EU citizens' trust in media and use of media. [Dec 2018] Find the Standard Eurobarometer 90 (autumn 2018) here   | Data are also presented in Nordicom's table database, choose: Nordic + All Media (Comparative)
 

Measuring the Information Society Report 2018

The 10th edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report, an annual report published by ITU since 2009, features key ICT data to measure the information society. [Dec 2018] Read more   Summary (PDF)
 

Tusagassiuutit 2018 – new study maps the media in Greenland

A new report from Greenland University, Tusagassiuutit 2018, maps media and journalists in Greenland, media consumption in Greenland and the content and sources in Greenlandic news media. The study shows, among other things, that Greenlanders spend the most time on TV and radio across the Nordic region. The report is presented in English on the university's website. The full report is available in Danish and Greenlandic. [Dec 2018]
Read more in English: Tusagassiuutit 2018. Mapping the media in Greenland
In Greenlandic: Tusagassiuutit 2018 – Kalaallit Nunaanni tusagassiuutinik misissuineq
Nordicom's article: Greenland has the highest media consumption in the Nordic region
 

Surveying the Digital Future – about online use in the USA

Surveying the Digital Future report explores the impact of digital technology on American users and non-users. It is the 16th annual study about the impact of digital technology on Americans published by the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg. [Dec 2018] 
Read more  |  Download Surveying the Digital Future (PDF)
 

The Icelandic ad market in 2017 – new data and analysis from Statistics Iceland

In 2017, the advertising revenue in Iceland decreased slightly, after near continuous growth in recent years, according to new data from Statistics Iceland. Compared to the other Nordic countries, newspapers and radio in Iceland capture a substantially higher share of the total ad revenue, while the share of online advertising is more limited. [Dec 2018] Read more at Statistics Iceland's website | Sjá nánar  |  Nordicom's article:  The Icelandic ad market in 2017: Newspapers still on top
 

Europe: The Media Pluralism Monitor 2017 (incl. Denmark, Finland, Sweden)

The Media Pluralism Monitor has examined 31 European countries and finds that none are free from risks of media pluralism. For the three Nordic countries in the survey – Denmark, Finland and Sweden – the largest risk of media pluralism is linked to market plurality, due to high concentration of media ownership. [Nov 2018] Read more about the Media Pluralism Monitor
 

Statistics Finland: Small growth on the media market in 2017

In 2017, the value of the Finnish media market grew by 1.4 per cent compared to the year before, according to new data from Statistics Finland. But despite the growth, the size of the media market has decreased further relative to the entire national economy. [Nov 2018] Read more about Finland's media market  | Lue lisää  |  Nordicom's article about the Finnish data
 

Find the new AVMS Directive in EU Official Journal, in 24 languages

On Nov 6, the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive was adopted by the European Council. Transposition deadline is September 2020. The directive is now published in the Official Journal of the European Union. [Nov 2018] Find the AVMS Directive in the EU Official Journal
 

Reuters Institute: The Future of Voice and the Implications for News

This report explores the growth of smart speakers and voice-assisted technology, their role in delivering news, the technology's appeal, and barriers to further development, covering the US, UK and Germany. From Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. [Nov 2018] Read more
 

Nordic study of digital music consumption

Almost 90 per cent of the Nordic population use streaming services, but free services dominate. This is evident from The Polaris Nordic Digital Music Survey 2018, which cover Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The survey has been carried out as a collaborative project involving the three Nordic collecting societies Koda (DK), Teosto (FIN) and TONO (N). [Nov 2018] Read more
 

Freedom on the Net 2018 – Iceland and Estonia top the list

Freedom House's annual study of internet freedom around the world features a ranked, country-by-country assessment of online freedom, a global overview of the latest developments, as well as in depth country reports. Iceland and Estonia are the two Nordic or Baltic countries included in the report. [Nov 2018] Read more on Freedom House's website  |   Read Nordicom's article about Freedom on the Net 2018
 

Pew Research: Young adults view news media less positively than older adults

Across eight European countries – Denmark and Sweden among them – adults under 30 tend to be more critical of the news media's performance than older adults. They also rely more on digital platforms. These are some of the results in a new study from Pew Research. [Oct 2018] Read more
 

Global Music Consumer Insight Report 2018 (incl. Sweden)

On-demand streaming leads the music consumption, according to a new IFPI study on global music listening habits. It examines the ways in which music consumers aged 16-64 engage with recorded music across 20 countries, including Sweden. [Oct 2018] Read more
 

Audiovisual Media in Europe: Localised, targeting and language offers

This report provides an overview of the European audiovisual media landscape by looking at the origin of linear and pay-on-demand audiovisual services from three angles: localised services; the impact that services specifically targeting other countries have on national licensing regimes; and  the consumer perspective. From the European Audiovisual Observatory. [Oct 2018] Read more
 

Legal report: How does Europe fight disinformation? Incl. close-up Finland

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published a legal analysis, covering rules and initiatives that exist in Europe to help ensure the accuracy and objectivity of news and current affairs reporting; in print, broadcast and online media. Includes an overview of the Finnish legal system. [Oct 2018] Read more about the legal report Read Nordicom's article: Media reporting: facts, nothing but facts?
 

The Swedes and the Internet 2018

The Internet  Foundation in Sweden has published its annual study about Internet use in the Swedish population. [Oct 2018] Read the English summary  |  Nordicom's article about The Swedes and the Internet 2018
 

The media development in Denmark in 2018

The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces has published an extensive English summary of its annual report on the media development. It shows how the Danish media consumption is becoming increasingly digital and mobile. [Oct 2018] Available for download here  |  Nordicom's article about the 2018 media development report
 

European study: The representation of women in the audiovisual media industry

The report, "Achieving Greater Diversity in Broadcasting – special focus on Gender; benefits and best practice approaches", explores the on-screen portrayal of women, their off-screen representation, the role of  audiovisual regulators and existing good practices in different countries. From EPRA, European Platform of Regulatory Authorities [Sep 2018] Read more about EPRA's gender report
 

Mapping of licensing systems for audiovisual media services in EU28

This report, prepared by the European Audiovisual Observatory, provides both a mapping and a description of licensing and related systems for audiovisual media services in the EU, and a comparative analysis on the functioning of these various systems. [Sep 2018] Read more
 

Ofcom: Major shift in the UK’s viewing habits

Ofcom’s new Media Nations report, a comprehensive study of major trends in the UK’s television, radio and audio sectors, highlights a shift within the UK television industry, driven by the rise of the major global internet companies and the changing habits of UK audiences. [Aug 2018] Press release  Read more
 

Ofcom: A decade of digital dependency in the UK

In The Communications Market 2018 report, Ofcom focuses on how technology has revolutionised our lives over the past ten years. The report shows that most people in the UK are dependent on their digital devices and need a constant connection to the internet. [Aug 2018] Press release  Summary
 

The legal framework for Video Sharing Platforms

Who’s making the rules for video sharing platforms – such as YouTube and DailyMotion – and how do the rules apply? This is clarified in a new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory. [Aug 2018] Read The observatory's press release: Video Sharing Platforms – who’s making the rules and how do they apply?   |  Nordicom's article about the report
 

Cultural and media habits in Sweden

A new report studies cultural and media habits,  analysing links between different cultural and media habits and how culture and media habits correlate with occupational groups. The report is published in Swedish, including an extensive summary in English. [Aug 2018] Download the report (PDF)   More information from the Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis (in Swedish)  |  Nordicom's article about four media use reports
 

Swedish Trends 1986-2017

In the annual report Swedish Trends, the SOM-institute provides an overview in English over some of the most important political, social and media trends in Swedish society. [July 2018] Find the report here  | Nordicom's article about Swedish Trends
 

Nordic-Baltic Telecom Markets 2017 – database and report

Comparable statistics on mobile and fixed services, broadband services and TV services, provided by the national regulatory agencies of each country. [June 2018] Database and 2017 report  |  Find all reports 2009-2017  |  Nordicom's article about the 2017 Nordic-Baltic telecom report
 

Digital News Report 2018: Country reports for Denmark, Finland and Norway

Nordic researchers analyse the digital news consumption in national reports, based on the international study Digital News Report 2018 from Reuters Institute of Journalism. Published in national languages. [June 2018]
- Danskernes brug av nyhedsmedier 2018 (incl. Nordic comparisons)  / PDF  (in Danish)
- Uutismedia verkossa 2018. Suomen maaraportti  / PDF  (in Finnish)
- Norway: Bruksmønstre for digitale nyheter  / PDF  (in Norwegian)
 

Digital News Report 2018, including four Nordic countries

Reuters Institute's annual report on digital news consumption in 37 countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. [June 2018] Read more about Digital News Report 2018 Nordicom's article about Digital News Report 2018
 

Facts about Finnish media | Tietoa suomalaisesta mediasta

Statistics Finland has added new articles on the media development to its online media statistics service. They cover structure, economy, media companies and ownership changes, access to media and equipment, and media use. [June 2018] Find the database  Read more at Nordicom's website
 

State of the News Media in the USA – fact sheets

Pew Research Center's data and trends about key sectors in the U.S. news media industry are published in a series of fact sheets. June updates: Newspapers Fact Sheet, Digital News Fact Sheet, and Public Broadcasting Fact Sheet.  (The fact sheets have replaced the previous State of the News Media annual single summary report.) [June 2018] Read more about the factsheets from Pew Research Center
 

USA: Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018

Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online 'almost constantly', according to a new study among American teenagers by Pew Research. [June 2018] Read more
 

Global Internet Trends 2018 | Mary Meeker

The 2018 update of an annual report covering major trends in Internet usage and growth on a global scale – by Mary Meeker, KPCB's venture partner. [May 2018]  Highlights via TechCrunch  |  Full report via TechCrunch
 

About Nordic newspapers trends – in Spanish

Under the heading "El estado de la industria de periódicos en los países nórdicos", Valida Chile (audit bureau of circulations) writes about the status, trends and challenges for the Nordic newspaper industry, based on Nordicom's latest newspaper statistics/report. [May 2018] Read more (in Spanish)
 

The Nordics best digital performers in digital EU index (DESI)

Denmark, Sweden and Finland have the most advanced digital economies in the EU, according to The Digital Economy and Society Index, DESI 2018. [May 2018] Read more  |  Read Nordicom's article about the Nordic DESI results
 

Six of ten Swedes say news media are very important to society

Western Europeans tend to highly value the news media – but the level of trust varies among countries. Also, populist views play a role in opinions of the news media. New survey from Pew Research includes eight countries, Sweden and Denmark among them. [May 2018] Read more on Pew Research's website Read Nordicom's article: European study: Large divergence in media trust
 

The state of cultural policy governance in the Nordic countries

A report investigating cultural policy governance throughout the Nordic region has been published by Kulturanalys Norden. Researchers from the five Nordic countries map how the responsibility for cultural policy is divided between the national, regional and local levels in each country, major cultural policy reforms and political changes that have affected the cultural policy in each country. [May 2018] Read the report incl. a summary in English: "Kulturpolitisk styrning"  |  Nordicom's article: The state of cultural policy governance in the Nordic countries
 

The Digital Transition of Local News – case Finland et.al.

A new report from Reuters Institute for Journalism examines how local and regional news outlets in Finland, France, Germany and UK are restructuring newsrooms and diversifying business models. [April 2018] Read more
 

Norway tops the 2018 World Press Freedom Index

Norway and Sweden top the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). But also the Nordic countries are affected by the overall decline. And the situation in Europe is worsening. [April 2018]  The Index 2018  Read more
 

Media use in Norway - Norwegian Media Barometer 2017

Newspaper reading is decreasing, both on print and online. Meanwhile there is a considerable increase in the use of streaming services (video and film). This is according to the Norwegian Media Barometer 2017, the annual media use survey from Statistics Norway. [April 2018] More about the publication  Find data in the StatBank  |  Read Nordicom's article: Sharp increase for streaming services in Norway
 

Media use in Sweden - the first results from the Swedish Media Barometer 2017

The time spent on traditional media onine is increasing. This is shown in the first results from the Swedish Media Barometer 2017, the annual media use survey from Nordicom-Sweden. [April 2018] Download the basic tables in English Nordicom's article about the first results from the Swedish Media Barometer
 

The media economy in Iceland – new data

The revenue of the Icelandic media has declined about 17% since the peak in mid-2000. Ot the total revenue of the media in 2016, nearly half goes to TV and next to newspapers. RÚV retained about one fifth of the total media revenue, according to Statistics Iceland. [April 2018] Read more about the media economy in Iceland
 

Report about the state of media policy in Finland – and how to measure it

A Finnish research team has produced a study of the current state of media policy in Finland to be used in the preparation of a new national media policy program. They also present a measurement instrument for monitoring the changes of media policy. [March 2018] Read more in Finnish / in Swedish   Find the report (in Finnish, description in English/Swedish)  |  Nordicom's article about the Finnish media policy report
 

The EU online advertising market – Update 2017

In this report, the European Audiovisual Observatory gives an overview of the developments in 2016 and 2017 on the online advertising market in Europe and presents the challenges of programmatic advertising. [March 2018] Read more about the EU online ad market report
 

EU report on how to tackle desinformation online

An EU expert group on fake news and online disinformation has presented its final report. It suggests a definition of the phenomenon and makes recommendations on measures on both EU and memberstate level. [March 2018] Read more  |  Nordicom's article: New report advises EU on how to counter fake news
 

Eurobarometer survey on desinformation online

Eight out ouf ten EU citizens say that fake news represent a danger to democracy. Traditional media is perceived as the most trusted source of news: radio (70%), television (66%) and printed newspapers and news magazines (63%). These are some of the first results from a new Eurobarometer survey. [March 2018] Read more
 

Trends in the SVOD market in Europe

Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) is growing on the EU market. Four out of the top five countries in terms of penetration of SVOD are Scandinavian countries. New report from the European Audiovisual Observatory. [March 2018] Read more
 

Circulation of European films in cinemas, on TV and VoD

European films are crossing borders in cinemas, on TV and on VOD in Europe. On average, there are more non-national European films shown than national films. New report from the European Audiovisual Observatory. [March 2018] Read more
 

Media Development in Denmark 2017 (tv, radio, internet use, etc.)

The annual report on the use of electronic media in Denmark from the DR Audience Research Department, is now available in English. [Feb 2018] Read more on DR's website  |  Nordicom's article about the 2017 DR report
 

Nordicom global study: The media is a male business

The leadership of the 100 largest international media corporations is dominated by men. Thirty corporations have no women whatsoever in their top management, according to new statistics compiled by Nordicom.  [Feb 2018] Read more and download the fact sheet
 

Film production has boomed in Europe over ten years

More than 18,000 films were produced in Europe between 2007 and 2016. During the same period, the number of productions grew by almost 50%. This is according to a new film production report from the European Audiovisual Observatory. [Feb 2018] Read more
 

Only one out of ten Icelandic films directed by women

Almost 200 Icelandic full-length cinematographic feature films have been premiered in Iceland in 1949-2017, the majority of which since 1980. See Statistics Iceland's analysis and data on male/female directors, film genres, coproductions, etc. [Feb 2018] Read more  |  Nordicom's article: Women direct only one out of ten Icelandic films
 

State of the Nordic Region 2018

This new report from the Nordic Council of Ministers/Nordregio provides statistics, maps and analysis on demography, economy, digitalisation, culture & arts (cinema, libraries, etc.), and more, in the Nordic countries. [Feb 2018] Read more
 

Radionkuuntelu Suomessa 2017 [Radio listening in Finland 2017]

Finnpanel's radio report 2017 is available in Finnish (an English version will follow). / Finnpanelin raportti radionkuuntelusta Suomessa 2017 on julkaistu. [Feb 2018] Radiovuosi 2017 (PDF)  Lue lisää
 

Televisiovuosi 2017 [TV viewing in Finland 2017]

Finnpanel's TV viewing report for 2017 is available in Finnish (an English version will follow). / Finnpanelin raportti televisionkatselusta Suomessa 2017 on julkaistu. [Jan 2018] Televisiovuosi 2017 (PDF)  Lue lisää

 

2017


The International Communications Market Report 2017

Ofcom's annual report about radio, TV, web and telecoms, covering the UK and 16 comparator countries, including Sweden. [Dec 2017] Read more
 

Egmont now larger than Schibsted in Norway

In 2016, the Norwegian Schibsted Media Group was pushed down from the top of the list of the largest companies on the Norwegian media market. The new Number 1 is the Danish media company Egmont. This is according to medianorway's ranking of the largest media groups in Norway in 2016. [Dec 2017] Read more
 

New UNESCO 'Re|Shaping Cultural Policies' report

This global report describes the development of cultural policy, public service media, digital development, gender equality and artistic freedom. Designed to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the report shows e.g., a continous lack of gender equality in the film industry and an increase in the number of attacks against artists. [Dec 2017] Find the report here
 

Films on TV: Origin, age and circulation - new European report

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published a new free study on films on TV.  It reveals that European films make up 28% of films broadcast on TV in Europe, and that public channels tend to broadcast more European films than their private counterparts. [Dec 2017] Download the report (PDF)
 

Ofcom: Older children are getting wise to "fake news"

Older children are less trusting of news on social media than from other sources and use a range of measures to separate fact from fiction. This is shown in "Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2017" from Ofcom, the British media authority. [Nov 2017] Read more
 

Learn more about advertising law in Europe

What's the state of advertising legislation in Europe? What rules do cinema, TV and VoD have to respect for product placement and sponsoring? And what does the future hold? New free IRIS Plus report from the European Audiovisual Observatory. [Nov 2017] Read more 
 

Statistics Finland: Slight growth on the Finnish media market in 2016

In 2016, the result rose or fell moderately in most industries within the mass media from the year before. The strongest growth was in online advertising, according to new data from Statistics Finland. [Nov 2017] Read more  | Lue lisää
 

Statistics Finland: The Finnish media market in 1997-2015

This article about the Finnish media market development points at the decline in media sales in recent years - and the challenge for the media to charge for their digital content. The article, published in Finnish in June, is now available in English. [Nov 2017] Read more   | Lue lisää
 

ITU: Iceland tops the ICT Development Index 2017

ITU has published Measuring the Information Society Report 2017. This annual report features key ICT data and benchmarking tool to measure the information society, the ICT Development Index (IDI). [Nov 2017] Read more  Explore the ICT Development Index 2017
 

New data: The Icelandic advertising market

Advertisement revenue of the Icelandic media has halved since its all-time-high in 2007, according to new data from Statistics Iceland. [Nov 2017] Read more  |  Nordicom's article about the Icelandic ad market
 

Top 100 media companies in the world

Google, Comcast and Disney are the largest media corporations in the world, according to the list of the 100 largest media corporations, compiled by the German research institute Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationspolitik. Spotify, from Sweden, is the top Nordic corporation on the list, ranking 57. [Nov 2017] The list of top media companies is available under "Rankings" Nordicom's article about the top 100 media companies
 

Freedom House: Freedom of the Net 2017 (incl. Iceland)

This annual study of internet freedom around the world features a ranked, country-by-country assessment of online freedom, a global overview of the latest developments, as well as in depth country reports. Iceland is the only Nordic country included in the report. [Nov 2017] Read more  |  Nordicom's article: Continuing decline in Internet Freedom
 

Unesco: World Trends in Freedom of Expression & Media Development

Unesco's new report offers a critical analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists, with a special focus on gender equality in the media. [Nov 2017] Read more (main trends & executive summary) Nordicom's article presenting the Unesco report
 

The Swedes and the Internet 2017

English summary of "The Swedes and the internet 2017", an annual study about Internet use in Sweden by The Internet Foundation in Sweden. [Oct 2017] Read summary
 

World Press Trends 2017

The new WAN-IFRA yearbook shows that 56 percent of newspapers’ overall revenue came from circulation sales (print and digital) in 2016, which underlines how audience revenue have become the biggest source of revenue for news publishers.  The report points out trust as the driving force in the trend toward building loyal audiences. WPT 2017 is a paid-for publication (except for WAN-IFRA members) but the press release provides some main trends. [Oct 2017] Read more
 

British report: Children’s online activities, risks and safety

A literature review relased by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) Evidence Group, in connection with the British Government’s Internet Safety Strategy launched on Oct.,11th. [Oct 2017] UK Council for Child Internet Safety  London School of Economics and Political Science
 

Nordic Statistics 2017 - facts and statistics about the Nordic region

The newly published Nordic Statistics 2017 is a mini-yearbook featuring statistics about the Nordic Region and the Nordic countries, published by the Nordic Council of Ministers. [Oct 2017] Read more
 

New business models in US news media | Uutismedian uudet liiketoimintamallit Yhdysvalloissa

This Finnish study – including a summary and two chapters in English – analyses how the digital environment affects the ecosystem of news media in the US. It offers a comparative perspective on new business models that can be utilized by the Finnish news media to develop their own business and editorial practices. [Sep 2017] Read the report | Lue lisää
 

Films in Cinemas in the Nordic Region

Key figures and comparative statistics for films in cinemas in the Nordic countries, and trends over time, are presented in the report Film på bio i Norden (Films in Cinemas in the Nordic Region) by Kulturanalys Norden. The tables are presented in both English and Swedish. [Sep 2017] English summary | Full report
 

Europe: Digital society statistics at regional level

Eurostat has presented statistical data for a range of issues linked to the use of the internet across the regions of the European Union (EU). Including data for Nordic non-EU members Iceland and Norway. [Sep 2017] Read more
 

Attitudes to paying for online news – in four countries (UK, US, Finland and Spain)

While consumers are increasingly prepared to pay for online services, news is seen as less valuable than entertainment apps like Netflix and Spotify, according to a new report prepared for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. [Sep 2017] Read more
 

New study: International players’ impact on the Danish media market

The report Globalisation of the Danish Media Industry describes international players’ impact on the Danish media market, media providers and media content. It shows how the Danish media market has become increasingly impacted and dependent on the actions of foreign technology companies, such as Google and Facebook. [Sep 2017] Summary report in English (PDF) Read Nordicom's article about the globalisation of the Danish media industry
 

Media development in Denmark 2017 – summary in English

This annual report on media development in Denmark covers e.g. the development in the Danes' media consumption, advertising revenue trends, and the use of ad blocking. It is published by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces. [Sep 2017] Find the summary here  |  Nordicom's article about Danes' media habits
 

State of the News Media in the USA: Digital News Fact Sheet

Pew Research Center's data and trends about key sectors in the U.S. news media industry are published in a series of fact sheets. Newly published: Digital News and Public Broadcasting. Previous examples: Network TV News, Audio & Podcasting, Newspapers and Cable TV News. [Sep 2017] Read more
 

The legislation on access to information in the Nordic countries

See Oluf Jørgensen's article: "Public Access or Secrecy. Comparison between the Rules in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland as well as International Rules" in a newly relased Nordicom publication on freedom of expression. [Sep 2017] Read more and download
 

Norway: 25 years of commercial public service broadcasting

The Norwegian commercial public service broadcaster TV 2 was established in 1992. An article in Norsk Medietidskrift 3/2017, based on interviews with the five editors-in-chief during 25 years describes market competition, program policy and media policy. Abstract in English. [Sep 2017] Read more   Download PDF (abstract in English)
 

Nordisk Film & TV Fond analyses 21 Nordic TV drama series

The report "Distribution and viewing of television series in the Nordic countries, prepared for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond, analyses 21 TV series from the Nordic countries, their audience and distribution across borders and platforms. [Aug 2017] Read more
 

How do Swedish newspapers report about immigration?

Delmi has released a report on news coverage of immigration in Sweden. It studies to what extent different types of immigration are covered and the extent to which immigration is framed as a problem versus a resource for Sweden. Summary in English. [Aug 2017] Read more (in Swedish)  Download PDF
 

The use of communications services in Finland

Nearly one in four Finns order pay TV channels and more than one in three Internet TV services subject to a charge, according to a consumer survey commissioned by FICORA, the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority. [Aug 2017] Read more
 

Ofcom: Communication Market Report 2017 for the UK

Ofcom’s annual Communications Market Report 2017 reveals stark differences in how older and younger people watch television. [Aug 2017] Read more  Press release
 

The media landscape in 20 European countries

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) presents expert analyses of the state of the media in 20 European countries, including Finland, Norway and Sweden. [Aug 2017] Read more  |  Nordicom's article presenting EJC's state of the media service
 

Ofcom: Adults' media use and attitudes report 2017

This annual report looks at media use, attitudes and understanding. It covers TV, radio, mobile phones, games, and the internet, with a particular focus on the latter. It is published as part of Ofcom’s media literacy duties. [June 2017] Read more
 

Statistics Finland: Tough challenge for the Finnish media market

Statistics Finland has published an overview of the Finnish media market development over the last 20 years (1997-2015). The article points at the decline in media sales in recent years and the challenge for the media to charge for their digital content. The article is published in English and Finnish. [June 2017] Read more   Lue lisää
 

Digital News Report 2017: Country reports for Denmark, Finland and Norway

Nordic researchers analyse the digital news consumption in national reports, based on the international study Digital News Report 2017 from Reuters Institute of Journalism. Published in national languages. [June 2017]  Denmark   Finland  Norway  Full report (36 markets)
 

European study: Origin of films and TV content in VoD catalogues in the EU

European Audiovisual Observatory has published a report on the origin of films and TV content in VoD catalogues in the EU and visibility of films. [June 2017] Download the report (PDF)
 

Nordic-Baltic Telecom Markets 2016 - database and report

Comparable statistics on mobile and fixed services, broadband services and TV services. Sources are the national regulatory agencies and/or the national statistical agencies of each country. [June 2017] Find the database here  All reports for download  |  Nordicom's article about the 2016 Nordic Baltic telecom report
 

Digital News Report 2017, including Nordic countries

Reuters Institute's annual report on digital news consumption in 36 countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. [June 2017] Read more
 

State of the News Media in the USA – fact sheets

Pew Research Center's data and trends about key sectors in the U.S. news media industry are published in a series of fact sheets. Some examples: Network TV News, Audio & Podcasting, Newspapers and Cable TV News.  (The fact sheets have replaced the previous State of the News Media annual single summary report.) [June 2017] Read more
 

The Status of Freedom of Speech in Norway

The book Boundary Struggles: Contestations of Free Speech in the Norwegian Public Sphere focuses on key topics in current free speech debates – immigration, religion and culture. The authors paint a broad picture of how boundaries of free speech are defined and maintained, experienced and challenged, in the rapidly changing Norwegian public sphere. [June 2017] Read more and download
 

New business models for local newspapers and free papers in the Nordic countries | Paikallis- ja kaupunkilehtien uudet liiketoimintamallit Pohjoismaissa

This report (in Finnish only) investigates different business models on local newspaper markets in Scandinavia and compares them to the situation in Finland. Case studies are North Media and Jysk Fynske Medier in Denmark, Amedia and Sunnmørsposten in Norway and Mittmedia and the NTM Group in Sweden. Published in the Communication Research Centre's report series, no. 2/2017 (University of Helsinki).  Read more | Lue lisää   Download report | Lataa raportti  (PDF) Read Nordicom's article presenting the report in English
 

Internet Trends 2017 | Mary Meeker

Mary Meeker, KPCB's venture partner, has published a new version of a global internet trends report. [May 2017] Full report via KPCB  Highlights via TechCrunch
 

Ad Wars - Digital Challenges for Ad-Financed News Media in the Nordic Countries

Global companies such as Google and Facebook are increasingly challenging domestic media companies’ position in their national advertising markets. In this report, Nordicom analyses how the digitalisation of the advertising market has impacted the business model of news media companies in the Nordic countries. [May 2017] Read more and download
 

New report examines taxation rules for Nordic and global media companies

The report "Unequal taxation in a digital world - a challenge for the Nordic media industry" is prepared by PwC on behalf of media industry associations in the Nordic region. It presents different taxations rules and challenges in the digital media landscape in the Nordic countries, and finds unfair competition for the national media houses. [May 2017] Read more/download via: Association of Danish Media   Finnmedia/Medialiitto  Norwegian Media Businesses' Organisation   TU - Medier i Sverige  Download PDF directly
 

Media use in Sweden 2016

Nordicom-Sweden's Media Barometer survey 2016 is published. Main results and basic tables available in English. [May 2017] Main results 2016   Read about the survey & download basic tables
 

Europe: Media Pluralism Monitor 2016

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) has examined 30 European countries and shows that none of these countries is free from risks for media pluralism. The Nordic countries included - Denmark, Finland and Sweden - are reported as low risk countries. [May 2017] Read more  The 2016 results Nordicom's article about the 2016  Media Pluralism Monitor
 

Fact sheet: Pay models in European news

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has studied how pay models are spread across European news organisations. The research includes six countries, Finland among them. [May 2017] Read more
 

Nordic study: Women and men in the news

Women and men in the news: Report on gender representation in Nordic news content and the Nordic media industry. Open access report, produced for the Nordic Council of Ministers. [May 2017] Read more and download  |  Nordicom's presentation of the Women and men in the news report
 

UNESCO: Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age

The 9th edition in UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom [April 2017] More information  PDF  More about the findings on WAN-IFRA:s website
 

IFPI Global Music Report 2017

The global recorded music market grew by 5.9% in 2016. For the first time, the digital income accounted for half the global recorded music industry’s revenue. [April 2017] Read more
 

World Press Freedom Index 2017

Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark top the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Finland's drop from first to third place is explained by “Sipilägate,” in which Prime Minister Juha Sipilä reportedly pressured the public service company Yle to modify its coverage. [April 2017] The Index 2017
 

Nordic Voices on Freedom of Expression

This booklet contains abstracts of 14 articles, in which journalists, writers, and academics speak about freedom of expression as seen from their Nordic perspective. It is a snapshot of the debate book “Den svåre yttrandefriheten – nordiska röster” produced by the Nordic Journalist Centre for the Nordic Council of Ministers. [April 2017] Read more and download  |  Nordicom's article about Nordic Voices on Freedom of Expression
 

The Norwegian Media Barometer 2016

Fewer people read print newspapers and more people read online newspapers, according to Statistic Norway's annual survey on media use. Summary in English, publication in Norwegian. [April 2017] Basic results  About the publication
 

The Book Sector in Europe: Facts and Figures – 2017

Report by the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), an independent, non-commercial umbrella association of book publishers associations in the European Union. [April 2017] Read more
 

On-demand Audiovisual Markets in the European Union

This three-fold study by the European Audiovisual Observatory examines the content in Video-on-Demand services, the online advertising market in the EU and the presence of broadcasters on video sharing platforms. [March 2017] Read more
 

Media literacy in Europe

A new report by the European Audiovisual Observatory maps practices and actions in EU28. [March 2017] Nordicom's article about the Media Literacy report

Nordvision's annual report 2016/2017

Nordvision's annual report provides key data on co-productions, programme exchange, etc., among the Nordic public service broadcasters. [March 2017] English version available here

Media pluralism in Norway - final report by the Commission for Media Diversity

The Commission for Media Diversity (Mediemangfoldsutvalget), appointed to review the government's economic measures to promote media pluralism, has submitted its final report (NOU 2017:7)to the Ministry of Culture. [March 2017] English summary (PDF)  Read more in Norwegian  |  Nordicom's article: Norwegian Commission for Media Pluralism delivers its final report

The Nordics top the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2017

Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands have the most advanced digital economies in the EU according to the new DESI ranking. [March 2017] Read more

Support for commercial TV news broadcasting suggested in Finland

A working group appointed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications suggests that support be provided for commercial television news broadcasting. The report Pluralistic news service requires actions is available in Finnish, with summaries in English and Swedish. [March 2017] Read more

Digital Radio 2017 - EBU market report

The EBU’s Media Intelligence Service has published the second edition of a yearly report on Digital Radio in Europe. The report is free for download, but a registration (login) is required. [Feb 2017] Download the report (PDF)

TV viewing in Finland 2016 / Televisiovuosi 2016

Finnpanel's TV viewing report is available in English and Finnish. / Finnpanelin raportti televisionkatselusta Suomessa 2016 on julkaistu. [Feb 2017] TV viewing 2016 (PDF)  Televisiovuosi 2016 (PDF)  Lue lisää

Radio listening in Finland 2016 / Radionkuuntelu Suomessa 2016

Finnpanel's radio report 2016 is available in English and Finnish. / Finnpanelin raportti radionkuuntelusta Suomessa 2016 on julkaistu. / [Feb 2017] Radio listening 2016 (PDF)  Radiovuosi 2016 (PDF)  Lue lisää

Media Development in Denmark 2016 (tv, radio, internet use, etc.)

The DR Audience Research Department's annual report on the use of electronic media in Denmark, in English. [Jan 2017] Read more and download

Denmark: Books and Literature Status Review 2016

With this annual report, the Danish Books and Literature Panel seeks to provide both an overview of, and insight into, current trends and developments in the world of books and literature in Denmark. [Jan 2017] Read the English version

Digital Radio in Norway - what happens to the listening?

The worlds first FM switch off: What happens to the listening? A presentation in English by TNS Kantar Norway. [Jan 2017] Read more and download

Online Resource Centre on Media Freedom in Europe

An open platform providing information related to media freedom and pluralism in Europe, developed by Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC) and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). [Jan 2017] Read more

 

2016


Eurostat: Internet access and use in 2016

Internet daily use is highest in Luxembourg (93%) and Denmark (89%), followed by the UK, Netherlands, Sweden and Finland, according to Eurostat's 2016 statistics. [Dec 2016] Read more   Press release (PDF) 

The International Communications Market Report 2016

Ofcom's annual report about radio, TV, web and telecoms, covering the UK and 17 comparator countries, including Sweden. [Dec 2016] Read more

Report on Internet use and digital adoption in the USA

The report Surveying the Digital Future, by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, explores the views and behavior of Internet users and non-users. The report is part of the World Internet Project.  [Nov 2016] Read more

Measuring the Information Society Report 2016

This report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). [Nov 2016] Read more

UNESCO: Privacy, free expression and transparency

The 7th edition in UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom [Nov 2016] More information

Media pluralism and democracy – Special Eurobarometer 452

The survey explores citizen’s opinions about the diversity of views available in the media, and their perceptions of media independence. It covers e.g. perceptions of the independence of both the general and public service media; trust in the information provided by the media; and online encounters with hate speech and threats, and the influence this has on participation. [Nov 2016] Read more

EBU report: Licence fees 2016

Report mapping where licence fees are collected, proportion of licence fee received by public service media organisations, scope of the licence fees, etc. The report covers EBU member countries. Free download, but a user registration needed. [Nov 2016] Download report (PDF)

Freedom on the Net 2016 - global study incl. Iceland

Internet freedom around the world declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2016, according to Freedom House. Iceland - the only Nordic country included in the study - is rated Free in the report, and the situation is unchanged in 2016. [Nov 2016] Read more

The value of the Finnish media market 2015

The value of the mass media market in Finland fell again compared to the previous year. However, there was growth in a few industries, particularly cinemas, Internet advertising, book sales and commercial radio. [Nov 2016] See Statistics Finland's website

Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitude Report

The internet has overtaken television as the top media pastime for the UK’s children. This and other trends are revealed in the British media authority Ofcom's annual report on childrens' media habits. [Nov 2016] Read more

The Media Development in Denmark 2016

The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces has published an extensive English summary of its latest annual media development in Denmark report. [Nov 2016] Download PDF  Download via the Agency's website

The Swedes and the Internet 2016

English summary of "The Swedes and the internet 2016", an annual study about Internet use in Sweden by the The Internet Foundation in Sweden. [Nov 2016] Read summary

Analysis of the relation between public service media and private media

A new Reuters Institute report commissioned by the Danish Ministry of Culture has reviewed research on the relation between public service media and private sector media, with a special emphasis on implications for Denmark. [Nov 2016] Read more

Swedes and social media 2016

Swedes like social media and the use of it is still growing. Read the English summary of a new social media use report by the Internet Foundation in Sweden. It is an excerpt of the upcoming yearly report “Swedes and the Internet.” [Oct 2016] Read more

Europe: Private Sector Media and Digital News

A new Reuters Institute report explores how news media in six European countries, including Finland, deal with the business of digital news. Results show that most of the revenues still come from traditional print and TV operations. The report is based on interviews with the media industry. [Oct 2016] Read more

The draft BBC Royal Charter is published

The draft Royal Charter and accompanying Framework Agreement set out the details of how the BBC will operate in the new Charter period. [Sep 2016] Department for Culture, Media & Sport: Press release  Policy documents

Report on the Finnish radio market | Selvitys Suomen radiomarkkinoista

This report, issued by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communication, examines the current state of the Finnish radio market. The report is in Finnish, with summaries in English and Swedish. [Sep 2016] Read more | Lue lisää

Nordic news media in search for new business models | Uutismedian uudet liiketoimintamallit Pohjoismaissa

This Finnish report provides a description of the general situation in the newspaper industry in Norway, Sweden and Denmark and findings from research interviews in the three countries regarding digital business models. Published in the Communication Research Centre's report series, no. 1/2016 (University of Helsinki).  Language: Finnish with a summary in English. [Sep 2016] Read more | Lue lisää  Download report (PDF

The State of Broadband 2016

UN Broadband Commission releases new country-by-country data on state of broadband access worldwide. [Sep 2016] Read more

Eurobarometer: Internet users’ preferences for accessing content online

A new Eurobarometer survey shows how 15 to 45 year olds use the internet to access music, films, TV series, images and news. [Sep 2016] Press release  Report & country fact sheets

The tax-based funding of the Finnish public service broadcaster Yle

As of 2013 a public broadcasting tax replaced the TV (licence) fee as the source of funding for the Finnish public service broadcaster, Yle. This article, by Marina Österlund-Karinkanta (senior media analyst at Yle), describes the funding model and how it has worked so far. [August 2016] Read the full article

Sports rights on TV and VoD – exclusivity vs. the right to information

This report by the European Audiovisual Observatory looks at the legal framework for sports rights in an international, European and national perspective. [July 2016] Download the report (PDF)

Public service media and societal well-being in new EBU-report

In countries with a strong Public Service Media (PSM) there is a high degree of press freedom, higher voter turnout than in other countries with weaker PSM and lower levels of right-wing extremism, according to EBU research. [July 2016] Read more

Europeans' trust in the media

Radio and TV remain the most trusted media sources for European citizens, with the highest level in the Nordic countries and Estonia, according to EBU research. [July 2016] Read more

Finland, Sweden and Norway among the most digital-savvy countries in the world

The Global Information Technology Report 2016 features the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index. Published by World Economic Forum. [July 2016] Read more and download report

Media ownership: towards pan-European groups?

New report about the European TV and distribution market. Published by the European Audiovisual Observatory. [July 2016] Download free report (PDF)

Nordic-Baltic Telecom Markets 2015 - database and report

Comparable statistics on mobile and fixed services, broadband services and TV services. Sources are the national regulatory agencies and/or the national statistical agencies of each country. [June 2016] Find the tables here   All reports for download

Tax funding to continue for Yle

The parliamentary working group which has reviewed the role and funding of the Finnish public broadcaster Yle, suggests that the tax that funds Yle should continue, but with no index adjustment until after the end of 2020. The promemoria is published in Finnish. [June 2016] Read more (in English)   Article about the Yle-tax by Marina Österlund-Karinkanta (PDF)

State of the News Media 2016 in the USA

Pew Research Center’s annual analysis of the state of the news media, covering new media trends, audience trends, media economics and revenue models, etc. [June 2016] Read more (PDF)

On-demand services and the material scope of the AVMSD, Europe

This report by the European Audiovisual Observatory analyses the scope of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) and looks at the recent proposals presented im May 2016 by the European Commission. [June 2016]

World Press Trends 2016

WAN-IFRA: Global newspaper market figures show that more than 92 per cent of all newspaper revenues still come from print. Digital circulation is, however, continuing to grow and is starting to make up for lost print circulation revenues in many markets. (The full report/database available on subscription basis only) [June 2016] Read a short summary

Digital News Report 2016, including Nordic countries

Reuters Institute's annual report on digital news consumption in 26 countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. [June 2016] Read more

Uutismedia verkossa 2016. Reuters Institute Digital News Report - Suomen maaraportti

The Finnish country report about digital news consumption is published by Tampere University, in Finnish.  (see link to the main report above.)  [June 2016] Read more

Internet Trends 2016 | Mary Meeker

Mary Meeker, risk capitalist at KPCB, has published a new version of a global internet trends report. [June 2016] Full report

On-demand services and the material scope of the AVMSD

The European Audiovisual Observatory provides a guide to the latest debate on the material scope of the AVMSD for on-demand audiovisual services, including the recent proposal for an update of directive. [June 2016] Download the report (PDF)

The Newspaper Year 2015 in Norway [Avisåret 2015]

The number of Norwegian newspapers with paywalls for online content more than doubled last year. A new report presents the situation for the Norwegian newspapers, for which year 2015 has been a digital turning point. [May 2016] Read more (in Norwegian)

Nordicom-Sweden's Media Barometer 2015

The Media Barometer is an annual measure of the reach of various media in Sweden. Basic tables in English available online. [May 2016] Read more

News use across social media in the USA

A majority of U.S. adults – 62% – get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. [May 2016] Read more

Guide to online services

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) provides information about popular apps, social networking sites and other platforms which are commonly being used by children and young people (and adults) today. [May 2016] Read more

E-communications in Europe

This Eurobarometer study shows that Europeans are increasingly using internet-based communication. Data include internet access and use (e.g. paid-for online services), access to TV by different ways of distribution, and more. [May 2016] Read more

Europe's Digital Progress Report 2016

The EDPR report analyses developments in five different aspects, e.g. connectivity (broadband) and use of Internet in the EU and in specific countries. [May 2016] Read more

Social media and political engagement in Denmark

How do Danes engage with and through social media in public political debates? Report by the research network DECIDIS.  [April 2016] Read more

Ofcom: Adults' media use and attitudes report 2016

This annual report looks at media use, attitudes and understanding, with a particular focus on those groups that tend not to participate digitally. It is published as part of Ofcom’s media literacy duties. [April 2016] All Adults' media use and attitudes report

The Norwegian Media Barometer 2015

Annual media use survey in Norway. Report in Norwegian, summary in English. [April 2016] Read more

Reports Without Borders: World Press Freedom Index 2016

Reporters Without Borders has published its annual Press Freedom Index, which shows a deep decline in respect for media freedom in the world. [April 2016] Read more

Books and Literature 2015 in Denmark

This first annual report by the Danish Book and Lit­erature Panel provides an overview on the state of the book and literature market in Denmark. [April 2016] Read more

Europe: The Media Pluralism Monitor 2015

The Media Pluralism Monitor is a tool designed to monitor media pluralism in EU Member States, and is carried out by CMPF. The 2015 report is now published. [March 2016] Read more

Public service news and digital media - incl. Yle in Finland

How are public service media services delivering news in an increasingly digital environment? What action do they need to take to remain competitive in the global digital landscape? Report by Reuters Institute. [March 2016] Read more

On-demand Audiovisual Markets in the EU (2014 and 2015 developments)

The European Commission has published a number of studies it has commissioned to prepare the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), e.g. On-demand Audiovisual Markets in the EU. [March 2016] Read more

Europe: How digital is your country?

Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland continue to lead the DESI rankings, but all EU-countries but Sweden improved. The European Commission has published the 2016 edition of Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) [Feb 2016] Read more about the new results   Compare with last year's Nordic results

Media development 2015 in Denmark

Annual report on the use of electronic media - TV, radio, Internet - by the DR Audience Research Department. [Feb 2016] Read more

Public service media funding in Europe - two EBU reports

The main findings from the two EBU-reports “Funding of Public Service Media 2015” and “Licence Fee 2015” are available for downloading at EBU's website. The reports are for free, but a user registration (login) is required. [Feb 2016] Read more

Digital Radio 2016 - EBU market report

The EBU’s Media Intelligence Service has published the first edition of a yearly report on Digital Radio in Europe. The report is for free, but a user registration (login) is required. [Feb 2016] Read more

The Finnish radio year 2015

Data by Finnpanel are presented in Finnpanel's annual report. [Feb 2016] Read more (Finnish)  Report in English

The Finnish TV year 2015

Data by Finnpanel are available in English, Swedish and Finnish. The annual report is available in English and Finnish. [Jan 2016] Data  Press release  Annual report in Finnish (PDF)  Annual report in English (PDF)

Cultural Activities - The Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis

The report shows that the level of education has a comparatively strong impact on cultural practices and activities. Report in Swedish, summary in English. [Jan 2016] Download PDF

Culture 2015 - Statistic Denmark's cultural statistics

The publication 'Kultur 2015' aims at providing a coherent overview of cultural statistics. Among the areas included are libraries, literature and books, media, movies and cinema, economy and business structure, etc. Preface and summary in English. [Jan 2016] Read more

 

2015


UNESCO report: Re|Shaping Cultural Policies

The rise of Internet giants, explosion of social networks and the digital revolution have changed the methods of production and dissemination of cultural goods. In a new report, UNESCO explores these changes and the policy impact of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. [Dec 2015] Read more

The International Communications Market Report 2015

Ofcom's annual report about radio, TV, web and telecoms, covering the UK and 17 comparator countries, including Sweden. [Dec 2015] Read more

Report by the working group examining the Finnish media market

The working group appointed by the Government to review and assess the operating conditions of the Finnish media industry has submitted its final report. [Dec 2015] Read more

Decreasing value of the Finnish mass media market

Video recording markets plummeted, electronic media grew, and the highest relative growth was observed in web advertising, according to calculations by Statistics Finland. [Dec 2015] Read more

Children and parents: Media use and attitudes report 2015

This Ofcom-report examines children's media literacy and provides information on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people. [Nov 2015] Read more

GMMP 2015, global study on gender and media

Women make up 24% of the persons heard, read about or seen in the news according to The Global Media Monitoring Project 2015. Nordic reports for Finland and Sweden available online. [Nov 2015] Read more

The Swedes and the Internet 2015

English summary of "The Swedes and the internet 2015", an annual study about Internet use in Sweden by the The Internet Foundation in Sweden. [Nov 2015] Read summary

UNESCO report on freedom of expression in the digital age

"World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development 2015 - Special Digital Focus 2015"  explores online hate speech, protection of journalism sources, the role of internet intermediaries in fostering freedom online, and the safety of journalists. [Nov 2015] Read more

European Audiovisual Observatory launches free AVMSDatabase

Media Law in Europe – how is the Audiovisual Media Services Directive being applied in each country? New online database. [Oct 2015]  Go to AVMSD database

The Media Development in Denmark report

The Danish Agency for Culture has published an extensive English summary of the annual media development report. [Oct 2015] Download PDF  Download via the Agency's website

Sweden: Trends in society with impact on cultural habits

In a new report, The Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis addresses a number of trends that may have impact on cultural habits and cultural policy in the future. [Oct 2015] Download PDF (summary in English)  Read more (Swedish)

The State of Broadband 2015

Global broadband growth slows, most people still offline. Read more in this report by ITU and UNESCO. [September 2015] ITU pressreleaseUN pressrelease

IRIS Special - Online activities of public service media: remit and financing

Report by the Europan Audiovisual Observatory.  Including a special focus on Denmark by Christian Berg (Danish Ministry of Culture) [September 2015] Download PDF

UNESCO: Principles for governing the Internet

The 6th edition in UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom [September 2015] More information  

Digital content markets in Finland / Suomen digitaaliset sisältömarkkinat

This report from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture maps the Finnish digital content markets, including audiovisual content, books, press, music, games and web. Avaible in Finnish only. Full name: "Suomen digitaaliset sisältömarkkinat: kasvun ja kehityksen edellytykset". [September 2015] Read more in Finnish  Läs mer på svenska

TV programme supply in Finland 2014 / Suomalainen televisiotarjonta 2014

In this report, the Finnish TV programming is examined in terms of genre and origin of the programme. Report in Finnish, summary in English and Swedish. [July 2015] Read more

Worldwide cinema statistics by UNESCO

The Unesco Institute for Statistics offers data on the global cinema industry for the year ending in 2013, including key indicators designed to help measure diversity in film production. [July 2015] Read more

UK: Public Service Broadcasting in the Internet Age

Ofcom has published a review of public service TV broadcasting, which considers the performance of the PSB system as a whole, the potential challenges it faces in the future, and ways in which the system might be maintained and strengthened. [July 2015] Read more

Telecommunication Markets in the Nordic and Baltic Countries 2014

This joint Nordic-Baltic database and report, which is updated annually by the national telecom regulatory agencies in the Nordic and Baltic countries, presents development trends for the separate countries through 2014. [June 2015] Find the tables here

UNESCO: Countering online hate speech

New report in UNESCO Internet Freedom series. [June 2015] Read more  All reports

Focus on Animation in Europe

This booklet is part of the research project “Mapping the Animation Industry in Europe”, which aims to track the production volume, distribution and circulation of European animation films and TV works. [June 2015] Read more and download free PDF

Digital News Report 2015, incl. Denmark and Finland

Reuters Institute's annual report on digital news consumption in Denmark, Finland and ten more countries. [June 2015] Read more

Uutismedia verkossa 2015. Reuters Institute Digital News Report - Suomen maaraportti

The Finnish country report about digital news consumption, published by the University of Tampere in Finnish. There is also an essay "Lessons from Finland" in English. [June 2015] Read more

Nordic Film Crossing Borders

A new report by the Nordic Film & TV Fund gives an overview of Nordic film exports in the Nordic region and internationally. [June 2015] Read more

Swedish Media Barometer 2014

Nordicom-Swedens annual media use survey is published in Swedish, but some basic tables in English are published online. [June 2015] Read more

Finnish media statistics online

Statistics Finland has launched an extended online media statistics service, which offers a comprehensive statistical overview of Finnish media. [May 2015] Go to media statistics

Adults' Media Use and Attitude Report 2015, in the UK

Ofcom's report covers the use and attitudes of UK adults (aged 16 and above) across the internet, TV, radio, games and mobile phones. [May 2015] All Adults' Media Use and Attitude Reports

Freedom of the Press 2015

The annual report by Freedom House shows a sharp decline in global press freedom. [April 2015] Read more

State of the News Media 2015 in the U.S.

As the U.S. news industry faces a new mobile reality, how is it faring? From broadcast to print to ethnic and more, this year’s annual report from Pew Research Center takes stock. [April 2015] Read more (PDF)

Newspaper and magazine readership in Finland 2014

Readership data are presented by TNS Gallup Finland in Finnish. Categories are, from left to right: Total Reach - Print only - Print & Digital - Digital only - Percent shares: Readership of Print only / Print & Digital / Digital only. [April 2015] Download PDF

The Norwegian Media Barometer 2014

Annual survey of media use in Norway. Report in Norwegian, summary in English. [April 2015] Read more

The European market for on-demand audiovisual services

Report about the online market development and its players in the EU, including an overview of audience measurement services (international players and national services in the EU). By The European Audiovisual Observatory. [April 2015] Read more

Electronic media development 2014 in Denmark

Media Development 2014, the DR Audience Research Department's annual report  on the use of electronic media in Denmark is published. Available in PDF. [March 2015] All Media Development reports

Annual report about Nordic TV and media partnership

Nordivsion's annual report provides key data on cop-productions and proogramme exchange for 2014 among the Nordic public service broadcasters. [March 2015] Nordvision's annual reports

How digital is your country?

Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland are digital top players in new EU Digital Economy and Society Index. [Feb 2015] Read more

20 years of free dailies in Europe

The blog Newspaper Innovation by media researcher Piet Bakker covers the development of free daily newspapers in Europe and the world, 20 years after the launch of Metro in Sweden. [Feb 2015] Read more

World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts

The Reporters Without Borders ranks the performance of 180 countries according to criterias such as media pluralism and independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalist, etc. Top of the list are Finland, followed by Norway and Denmark (Sweden on 5th). [Feb 2015] Read more

Radio listening in Finland 2014

Presentation based on Finnpanel, The National Radio Survey. [Jan 2015] Read more

New title in the UNESCO Internet freedom series

UNESCO launches a new publication Fostering Freedom Online: the Role of Internet Intermediaries. [Jan 2015] Read more

Media Pluralism Monitor 2014, incl. Denmark

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) has published Media Pluralism Monitor 2014 - the results of a pilot test including nine EU countries, Denmark among them. [Jan 2015]  Read more online: MPM 2014 results

EAO Yearbook 2014 about the audiovisual market in Europe

The European Audiovisual Authority has published its 20th edition, containing information on TV, cinema, video and on-demand audiovisual services in Europe. [Jan 2015] Download the yearbook (PDF)

TV-viewing in Finland 2014

Finnpanel has published basic TV viewing data for 2014, showing increasing viewing time and stable daily reach. [Jan 2015] Read more

ITU Yearbook of Statistics 2014 - global telecom statistics

Evolution of telecom sector from 2004-2013, including data for some 190 economies. See List of indicators (PDF). [Jan 2015] Read more