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The cover of the Media Barometer 2021, and images of the speakers at the seminar.
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.
A woman sitting at a table with a tablet.
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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NEW PUBLICATION | 10 May 2022

Media events in focus in new issue of Nordic Journal of Media Studies.

A new issue of Nordic Journal of Media Studies, entitled Media Events in the Age of Global, Digital Media: Centring, Scale, and Participatory Liveness, has just been published. The articles in the issue demonstrate that media events is still an important concept to help us understand the working of the contemporary hybrid media landscape.
Man readning a newspaper. Text in Swedish: The Media Barometer 2021.
NEWS | 04 May 2022

Welcome to a seminar about the Media Barometer 2021

On 19 May, Nordicom will hold a seminar to present the results from the 2021 Media Barometer survey (in Swedish). Conducted annually by Nordicom, the survey focuses on how the Swedish population uses media on traditional and digital platforms on an average day.
A polar bear laying down.
NEWS | 26 Apr 2022

Articles explore how media portray, frame, visualise and narrativise climate change

The connection between media and climate change has been a popular and current research topic during the past few years. Nordicom Review has published several articles on the matter, most recently an article discussing two Swedish TV series about climate change and the power imbalance between “experts” and the general public.

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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.

Nordicom Review 43 (1) 2022 (ongoing)

Find the latest Nordicom Review articles from our regular issues.

Nordicom Review 42 (S4) 2021. Struggling with Technology

The articles in this special issue explore and discuss the cultural, social and temporal understandings of the numerous complex ways in which people engage with and make use of different media types and technologies