Books for review

Nordicom Review welcomes reviews on academic books within the field of media and communication research written in English, preferably with particular relevance regarding the Nordic countries. 

Nordicom Review comes out twice a year and intends to publish 3-5 book reviews in each issue. Book reviews are not published in special issues.

Books to be reviewed include academic studies and reports. Academic dissertations are typically not reviewed.

The books are ultimately selected by the reviews editor and the reviews are written on commission, but the editor also welcomes suggestions from aspiring reviewers. 

The optimal length of a book review is between 1.300 and 1.700 words. No subheadings are used. The review also includes an author presentation (name, title, university affiliation). For more details, see the author instructions for book reviews.

If you want to review a book, you can choose one of the books listed below and contact the reviews editor. Alternatively, you can mail your own suggestion to the book reviews editor Maarit Jaakkola,


Suggestions of titles

Brügger, Niels & Laursen, Ditte (2019). The Historical Web and Digital Humanities: The Case of National Web Domains. Routledge.

Carpentier, Nico (2017). The Discursive-Material Knot: Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation. Peter Lang.*

Dancus, Adriana Margareta (2019). Exposing Vulnerability: Self-Mediation in Scandinavian Films With and By Women. Intellect.* (Under review.)

Driessens, Olivier; Bolin, Göran; Hepp, Andreas; Hjarvard, Stig (eds.) (2017). Dynamics Of Mediatization: Institutional Change and Everyday Transformations in a Digital Age. Palgrave Macmillan.

Elliott, Anthony (2018). The Culture of AI: Everyday Life and the Digital Revolution. Routledge. (Under review.)

Farkas, Johan & Schou, Jannick (2019). Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood. London: Routledge.

Freedman, Eric; Goodman, Robyn S. & Steyn, Elanie (eds.) (2018). Critical Perspectives on Journalistic Beliefs and Actions: Global Experiences. Routledge.

Fröhlich, Romy (2018). Media in War and Armed Conflict: Dynamics of Conflict News Production and Dissemination. Routledge.

Hill, Annette (2018). Media Experiences: Engaging with Drama and Reality Television. Routledge.

Nikunen, Kaarina (2019). Media Solidarities: Emotions, Power and Justice in the Digital Age. Sage.

Revers, Matthias (2017). Contemporary Journalism in the US and Germany: Agents of Accountability. Palgrave Macmillan.

Wasserman, Herman (2018). Media, Geopolitics and Power: A View from the Global South. University of Illinois Press.



The list of suggestions above is being updated on a regular basis. Authors are welcome to mail their suggestions to the book reviews editor:

Books marked with an asterisque (*) can be received as print copies from the reviews editor. Otherwise, please request a review copy from the publisher after a consultancy with the book reviews editor.