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NEW PUBLICATION | 09 Jun 2022

New research overview examines the significance of public broadcasting

A new research overview, published by Nordicom, presents what empirical research says about central issues regarding public broadcasting in Sweden. The overview aims to make research on public broadcasting more accessible and contribute to a factual and objective debate on the subject.
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NEWSLETTER | 07 Jun 2022

European Media Policy – the June issue

Welcome to a new issue of our European Media Policy newsletter. Read about: EU for or against media freedom?, platforms soon to face tough EU content rules, new rules to fight child abuse online, and more in this Open Access newsletter.
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EVENT | 01 Jun 2022

Seminar: What do we really know about public broadcasting?

Welcome to a seminar (in Swedish) about public broadcasting and its role in a digital world, the public’s trust in it, and the competition with other media corporations.
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NEWS | 19 May 2022

The Swedish Media Barometer 2021: Read the report and watch the seminar

The Swedish population consumed media like never before during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Swedish Media Barometer 2021 shows that the increased level remained steady during 2021. Find the report and watch the seminar about the Swedish Media Barometer 2021 (in Swedish) here.
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NEWS | 16 May 2022

Digital newspapers, car radio, and streamed television – this is how the Swedish population used media in 2021

Two out of three of the Swedish population read a daily newspaper on an average day in 2021 – digital reading dominated. Car radio was the most common way to listen to the radio, and 93 per cent of the population watched moving images in some form on an average day. These are some of the most important results from the Swedish Media Barometer 2021 summarised.

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Nordicom Review 43 (2) 2022 (ongoing)

Find the latest Nordicom Review articles from our regular issues.
Framsida Public service: En svensk kunskapsöversikt

Public service: En svensk kunskapsöversikt

Syftet med Public service: En svensk kunskapsöversikt är att på ett lättillgängligt sätt presentera vad empirisk forskning har kommit fram till i centrala frågor gällande public service. Kapitelförfattarna är verksamma vid svenska universitet och högskolor, och merparten av de resultat och slutsatser som presenteras bygger på genomgångar av tidigare publicerad forskning. I samtliga kapitel är det public services nyhetsjournalistik som fokuseras.
Framsida Mediebarometern 2021. Äldre man läser tidningen

Mediebarometern 2021

Mediebarometern är en årlig undersökning av den svenska befolkningens tillgång till, och användning av, olika typer av medier. Undersökningen har genomförts sedan 1979 och det gör Mediebarometern till den äldsta studien i sitt slag i världen. Resultaten i 2021 års undersökning bygger på svar från omkring 6 000 slumpmässigt utvalda personer i åldern 9 till 85 år.
Cover of Nordic Journal of Media Studies Vol. 4, 2022

Nordic Journal of Media Studies, Vol. 4, 2022. Media events in the age of global, digital media: Centring, scale, and participatory liveness

The articles in the issue demonstrate that media event is still an important concept to help us understand the working of the contemporary hybrid media landscape, that gathering and watching large events live together is important to people and that TV is still an important medium for co-creating what in the introduction to this issue is called participatory liveness.
Cover to the book Success and Failure in news media performance

Success and Failure in News Media Performance

The Media for Democracy Monitor (MDM) assesses the performance of leading news media in mature democracies with regard to three core dimensions of democracy: freedom, equality, and control. In this book, the most salient results from the MDM were selected to undergo cross-country and longitudinal comparison, searching for patterns and tendencies across countries, with a particular focus on the influence of digitalisation.