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PUBLICATIONS | 21 Aug 2017

New book addresses 250 years of freedom of expression in Sweden

Last year Sweden’s Freedom of the Press Act, the first legislation of its kind in the world, celebrated 250 years. The newly released book, ‘The Legacy of Peter Forsskål. 250 Years of Freedom of Expression’, sheds light on the history of free speech based on Peter Forsskål and his 21 theses on civil liberty. 

NYHETSBREV | 9 Aug 2017

New Issue of European Media Policy

The Augusti issue of Nordicom's newsletter European Media Policy is out. The newsletter provides an update on policy developments at the European level, concentrating on news from the European Union.

NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

UNESCO study: Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age

Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age is the name of a new global study produced by WAN-IFRA for UNESCO. It examines the risks and challenges confronting the safety and privacy of journalistic sources in the new digital environment. 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

Trust in the media remains stable

Despite great changes in the surrounding world, there is a general stability in Sweden. Trust in the media also remains stable, although it differs between different social groups. This is shown in the new research anthology Larmar och gör sig till, published by the SOM-institute.

 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

Global journalism research collected on one site

Can all global journalism research be captured on one site? The Journalism Research News Project mines the Internet for news about recent international research, and collects it in one place. Launched in 2015 in Finland, it has presented almost 1500 articles so far.

NEWS | 28 Jun 2017

New issue of MedieKultur

The Danish reserach journal MedieKultur has released a new special issue. The theme is ”Complex Evolution - Media and communication in contemporary Asia” and it contains articles from one of the panels at the NordMedia conference in 2015. 

NEWS | 28 Jun 2017

New issue of Norsk medietidskrift

Issue 2/2017 of Norsk medietidskrift is a special issue based on the Norweigan Media Research Conference that was held in Bergen in 2016. The common theme of the articles is that they are about news, in one way or another. 

NEWS | 28 Jun 2017

Huge loss in ad revenues for Norwegian newspapers

Last year, the newspapers in Norway lost well over 100 million euro in advertising revenue (over one billion NOK). For the first time, revenue from digital advertising also declined. This is according to a report by the Norwegian Media Authority on the newspaper economy in 2016.

NEWS | 28 Jun 2017

Growth in digital subscriptions in Norway

In Norway, the number of newspapers with paywalls for online content continues to increase. The number of digital newspaper subscriptions is also growing. This has resulted in a slow-down in the decreasing of circulations, according to a 2016 report on Norwegian newspapers (Avisåret, 2016).

NEWS | 27 Jun 2017

New issue of Media & viestintä

The Finnish scientific journal Media & viestintä has released its second issue for 2017.  New to this issue is that the journal is moving to a new address and becomes part of the open journal database “Journal.fi”. 

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