Nordic Journal of Media Studies

Nordic Journal of Media Studies focuses on the interplay between media and their cultural and social contexts. The journal is a meeting place for Nordic, European, and global perspectives on media studies.

Nordic Journal of Media Studies is peer reviewed and Open Access.  The first issue was published in 2019 with the theme “Disrupting media infrastructures: Transforming media industries and public spheres”.

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

Aims and Scope

Nordic Journal of Media Studies is a peer-reviewed international publication dedicated to media research. The journal is a meeting place for Nordic, European, and global perspectives on media studies. The editors stress the importance of innovative and interdisciplinary research, and welcome contributions on both contemporary developments and historical topics. The journal is open for theoretical contributions and empirical research, and combinations thereof. The editors also welcome critical approaches to media studies addressing questions of power, inequality, participation, and voice. 

Nordic Journal of Media Studies focuses on the interplay between media and their cultural and social contexts. We are interested in the media as industries and institutions of modern society, but also in how they are woven into the fabric of everyday life as mobile and interactive technologies. The emergence of new social networks, changes in political communication, intensified datafication and surveillance of human interaction, and new dynamics between media, popular culture, and commercial markets are important aspects of the changing relationship between media, culture, and society. 

Editorial process

Nordic Journal of Media Studies is published once a year and each volume focuses on a particular theme. An open call invites suggestions (extended abstracts) for contributions and, on the basis of this, invitations to write full-length articles are issued. All submitted articles are subject to double-blind peer review by two external reviewers.  

The length requirement stipulated in the Call for papers includes references and an abstract of no more than 150 words. All articles submitted should be original works and must not be under consideration by other publications.



Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen, Chief Editor. E-mail:

Göran Bolin, Södertörn University. E-mail:

Kirsten Frandsen, Aarhus University. E-mail:

Anne Jerslev, University of Copenhagen. E-mail:

Risto Kunelius, University of Tampere. E-mail:

Mette Mortensen, University of Copenhagen. E-mail:

Eli Skogerbø, University of Oslo. E-mail:


ISSN (online): 2003-184X



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


Editorial board 

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