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PUBLICATIONS | 25 Sep 2018

Coming in 2019: Nordic Journal of Media Studies

A new journal, the Nordic Journal of Media Studies, has been added to Nordicom’s portfolio of scientific publications. This journal is an online, open-access journal.  The first issue will be published in Spring 2019, with the theme “Disrupting media infrastructures: Transforming media industries and public spheres”.

NEWS | 13 Sep 2018

New media policy guidelines in Finland

The Finnish Government has taken a decision on a new media policy programme, aiming to strengthen media diversity, journalism and media literacy – and to safeguard democracy and freedom of speech.

NEWS | 12 Sep 2018

UNESCO launches a new model curriculum for combatting disinformation

How to teach journalism in the digital era and, in particular, how to make disinformation part of the curriculum? UNESCO has now introduced a new model curriculum with practical lessons and exemplary assigments to show how disinformation can become part of course syllabi in journalism education.

NEWS | 10 Sep 2018

Nationwide commercial radio starts in Sweden

As the last Nordic country, Sweden now has nationwide commercial radio channels. The three companies that have been granted licences to broadcast throughout the country are Bauer Media, NRJ and NENT Group (MTG).

NEWS | 10 Sep 2018

Four reports on media and cultural habits in Sweden

The consumption of media and culture is becoming increasingly digital, and the generation gaps increasingly clear. And looking at media and culture habits combined, one can see connections between them. Four new reports, all published this summer, reveal the consumption of media, news and culture in Sweden.

NEWS | 5 Sep 2018

Just published: new Nordicom Review article

A new Nordicom Review article is published (online first), titled Asylum Seekers Arrived, Elites Occupied the Air: Topics and Interviewees in YLE’s Magazine Programmes During the “Asylum Seeker Crisis". We spoke to the authors Annu Perälä and  Mari K. Niemi. 

NEWS | 29 Aug 2018

The European legal framework for video-sharing platforms

This new report analyses how European legislation handles video-sharing platforms (such as YouTube and DailyMotion),  how their role and responsibilities are defined, and where European legislation is heading in adapting to these new players. From the European Audiovisual Observatory.

PUBLICATIONS | 27 Aug 2018

Sweden needs a national policy for MIL

It is time that Sweden, just like many other countries, develop a national policy framework to strengthen media and information literacy (MIL) among the citizens. Ulla Carlsson, Professor and UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression at the University of Gothenburg has submitted a knowledge overview to the government containing suggestions and actions on how to increase MIL. 

NEWS | 21 Aug 2018

Proposals for public service broadcasting remit 2020–2029

Public service activities on digital platforms should be clarified and public service companies become more important for local journalism in less covered areas, as proposed  by the Swedish Public Service Committee in its final report.

NEWS | 16 Aug 2018

Welcome to publish with Nordicom Review!

The editorial team of Nordicom Review cordially invites scholars interested in advancing the media and communications sciences in the Nordic region to engage with the journal as authors, book reviewers or guest editors of thematic special issues.

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