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Yle, Finnishness and Culture - Hundred Years of Interaction

Several universities and Yle are launching an extensive research project on Yle's relationship with Finns. In this text Yle's public service director Ismo Silvo presents the project and the idea behind it.

Recommended Reports for Summer Reading

While frail Nordic skin is challenged with never-ending burning rays of the summer sun, we believe the academic mind is best challenged with some well written reports relevant to the media and communication connoisseurs of the north.

Are You Happy with Your h-Index?

Grant and recruitment committees are increasingly showing interest in individual researchers' h-index, as a measure of the impact of one's research. As a media researcher, should you care about the H-word?

New Report: Minorities are Still Underrepresented in Danish Media

Associate Professor Hanne Jørndrup at Roskilde University is behind a new report that maps the use of sources with other ethnic backgrounds in Danish newspapers and news broadcasts.

Many Researchers Believe That the Media Use Research Material for Traffic and Entertainment

Norwegian researchers and Norwegian media professionals have different views on how the media work with and prioritise research material and to what extent the media contributes to public information about, for example, climate change.

Media Events and the Case of the Euromaiden Revolution in Ukraine 

A recent article in Nordic Journal of Media Studies looks at the Euromaiden Revolution in Ukraine from the perspective of media events theory. Nordicom's Mia Jonsson Lindell met with the authors Göran Bolin and Per Ståhlberg to discuss their article and let them reflect on how the current war in Ukraine connects with previous revolutions and events. 

Nordic Media Days 2022: A Glance at the Programme

Nordic Media Days (NMD) is known to deliver interesting sessions and a place for industry professionals to mingle, but is the conference also relevant to those of us with a heart for Nordic media and communications research?

Linking African Media Research Communities Together

Africa has a media research tradition which goes several decades back, but there is a lack of collaboration between researchers across the continent. A new platform can aid the situation and will also make African media researchers more visible for the rest of the world.

MediaFutures Researchers Ask for Feedback on Prototype

Researchers at MediaFutures have been working on a web-based application that could assist in debunking false or re-purposed information present in tweets related to news events. The researchers welcome all feedback, suggestions, and criticism.

Misinformation Thrives During a Crisis

Falsehoods, rumours and conspiracy theories thrive during a crisis, and even more when the crisis revolves around a threatening disease. The combination of these factors in a digital age is a dangerous cocktail, says Johan Farkas of Malmö University, keynote speaker at MEVI2022.

A Scientific Editor Recommends Research Articles About Nordic Noir

Easter is upon us and "påskekrim" is a thing in Norway. Inspired by this NordMedia Network's Norwegian editor conspired with Nordicom Review's scientific editor to present a handful of interesting research publications about the significant sub-genre within crime fiction, "Nordic noir".

"Covid-19 has Become the Communications Officers' Comeback"

Professor Bengt Johansson of University of Gothenburg has examined how municipalities in western Sweden have coped with the pandemic and communication - lessons that are important to include before the next crisis.

Digital Connectivity Facilitates Integration of Migrants in Iceland

In a new study researchers examine the relationship between migrants’ news- and social media consumption and the degree of attachment and engagement in the receiving country.

Why It Is Not Pointless To Have a Ukrainian Flag on Your Profile Picture

There is little to suggest that digital engagement makes people less engaged, says author and social media expert, Magnus Hoem Iversen.

Editorial Choices Can Impact the Amplitude of Business Cycles

News media's focus on financial reporting can influence business cycles even if the information reported is correct. One reason is that the focus of the reports can be on sectors that are non-representative of the economy in general.

Attitudes and Emotions are Affected by How the Media Describes Migration

Nora Theorin of University of Gothenburg has investigated what migration in media looks like in six European countries to see if there are any common patterns and mechanisms.

They are Here, They are There, They are Everywhere: Data, Data, Data…

We used to be told that we live in a media-saturated world. True as this may be, today’s is also data saturated. Johannes Bjerling, editor of Nordicom Review, discusses datafication in the Nordic welfare societies with Rikke Andreassen, Anne Kaun, and Kaarina Nikunen. 

Professor Helle Sjøvaag Shares Her Publishing Tips

The professor of journalism has been one of those who has published the most research articles at the University of Stavanger. Read how she keeps up with the pressure to publish.

Notes From a Manuscript Editor: Why Inclusive Language is Important

You’ve gone through round after round of review, revision, and editing. After all that, a new editor is telling you that some language needs to be adjusted, some words capitalised, and others avoided. Manuscript editor Kristin Clay tells you why.

Smashing the Myth of Fact-Based Journalism

In journalism, facts and opinions must be kept separate. In this Featured Article, the writers call into question this doctrine by examining the practice of quoting in Helsingin Sanomat’s reporting of the US presidential election.