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 publishes two issues per year and aims to include 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 book 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 and should adhere to the following points:

  • Do not use subheadings.
  • Include the author's name, title, and university affiliation.
  • Provide a page number for any direct quotations.


For more details, see the author instructions for book reviews, provided by the book reviews editor.

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


Book review editor: Maarit Jaakkola,


Suggestions of titles

Andersen, Kim; Ohme, Jakob; Bjarnøe, Camilla; Bordacconi, Mats Joe; Albæk, Erik & De Vreese, Claes H. (eds.) (2020). Generational Gaps in Political Media Use and Civic Engagement: From Baby Boomers to Generation Z. Routledge.

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

Bødker, Henrik (2020). Journalism History and Digital Archives. 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.* 

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

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.

Hornmoen, Harald; Kjos Fonn, Birgitte; Hyde-Clarke, Nathalie; Hågvar, Yngve  Benestad (eds.) (2020). Media Health: The Personal in Public Stories. Universitetsforlaget.

Jensen, Klaus Bruhn (ed.) (2020). A Handbook of Media and Communication Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies. 3rd. ed. Routledge.

Jensen, Klaus Bruhn (ed.) (2020). A Theory of Communication and Justice. Routledge.

Lindgren, Simon (2020). Data Theory: Interpretive Sociology and Computational Methods. Wiley.

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.

Sundet, Vilde Schanke (2021). Television Drama in the Age of Streaming: Transnational Strategies and Digital Production Cultures at the NRK. Palgrave Macmillan.

Tandoc Edson C. Jr.; Jenkins, Joy; Thomas, Ryan J. & Westlund, Oscar (eds.) (2020). Critical Incidents in Journalism: Pivotal Moments Reshaping Journalism around the World. Routledge.

Thussu, Daya Khissan & Nordenstreng, Kaarle (eds.) (2020). BRICS Media: Reshaping the Global Communication Order. Routledge.





The list of suggestions above is updated on a regular basis. Authors are welcome to e-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.