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The Best Places to Work When Visiting Stockholm with a Laptop

Our series for laptop workers visiting Nordic capitals continues with Sweden. Discover the ideal workplaces in #Stockholm when visiting the city and needing to find a place for a couple of hours of concentrated work.

A New Think Tank Hopes to Advance Democratic Digital Societies

“Our ambition is to increase knowledge both in the public domain as well as with policy makers about the functioning, control, and resilience of digital infrastructures”, says Signe Ravn-Højgaard, a co-founder of the Think Tank for Digital Infrastructure. 

The Best Places to Work When Visiting Helsinki with a Laptop

If you are visiting a Nordic capital for one day work trip, where to find good working spaces in the city centre? In our series for travelling laptop workers, we will give you some suggestions, departing from Finland's capital Helsinki.

Addressing Linguistic Unprofessionalism

"There is just no reasonable justification for academics to submit articles for peer review that resemble of a rough sketch more than a diligently crafted first draft. To put it bluntly: It's disrespectful and selfish", writes Erlend Lavik from the University of Bergen.

Learning in Scholarly Networks: Year 2023 in the Field of Media and Information Literacy Research

Networks are an integral part of academic collaborations. The existence of networks becomes especially tangible before Christmas, when all networks experience the need of gathering and wrapping up the year. Maarit Jaakkola summarizes the academic year of collaboration within her own area of networking, media and information literacy research.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? 

Back in 1982, the English band The Clash, delved into the complexities of a tumultuous relationship, pondering the question: “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”. Fast forward to today, and similar quandary echoes in the minds of researchers as they navigate their increasingly intricate relationship with X, formerly known as Twitter.

Artificial Intelligence: A Reading List 

As the festive season approaches, we have compiled a list of books on the topic that captures everyone's attention – Artificial Intelligence.

Authors of a New Anthology: "We Need to Understand How the Media Industry Stays Relevant to Young Viewers" 

In a rapidly changing media landscape, young audiences' experiences and preferences are more diverse than ever. Editors Pia Majbritt Jensen and Eva Novrup Redvall discuss their new anthology, "Audiovisual Content for Children and Adolescents in Scandinavia: Production, Distribution, and Reception in a Multiplatform Era," exploring the challenges in media consumption by young audiences.

”I Have Heard of Incidents Researchers Have Faced, Which Should Never Have Happened”

Researchers are expected to communicate scientific findings and actively engage in public discourse. Addressing the public, however, can be a quite daunting task, especially for younger academics. Drawing from more than two decades of experience, Stine Liv Johansen, from Aarhus University, reflects on the challenges and opportunities that public outreach entails.

Machines Don’t Think, They Compute 

"It is unfortunate that serious researchers portray AI as human-like and attribute various good and bad human qualities to the systems. Machines do not think; they compute", writes Bjørnar Tessem from the University of Bergen.

New Leader of NORDIS Looking Forward to Enhanced Monitoring of Disinformation in the Nordics

As the Nordic Observatory for Digital Media and Information Disorder (NORDIS) consortium reaches its two-years milestone, the hub’s new leader Morten Langfeldt Dahlback from, offers insights into NORDIS' endeavors for the upcoming years.

AI-driven Tools for Researchers Worth Knowing about

Researchers have a multitude of AI-powered tools at their disposal to assist them with academic work. We bring to the forefront two additions of considerable value.

“PastForward”: New Nordic Research Project Investigates Political Uses of the Past 

New research project, led by Manuel Menke from the University of Copenhagen, examines how Nordic politicians employ collective memory and historical narratives to justify their visions of the future.

Authoritarianism Behind the Screen: Online Forums’ Role in the Normalisation of Far-Right Discourse

In a recent Nordicom Review article, Mats Ekström from the University of Gothenburg investigates how authoritarianism is articulated online, and the implications it has for the normalisation of far-right discourse.

As Researchers, We Should also Talk about Our Failures

"The life of a researcher is far from a mere chronicle of successes. Perhaps we could, from time to time, also share when our endeavors fall short", remarks Bengt Johansson.

Venturing Behind the Nordics: International Opportunities for Nordic Researchers and Students

For those seeking to broaden their horizons, we introduce the Nordic Centre in Shanghai, China, and the Nordic Press Centre in Washington, D.C., USA.

When Does Online Ethnography Become Stalking? Some Reflections From Researching Teenagers on Dating Apps

Following teens on different social media, especially the private world of dating apps, gave me extraordinary rich and interesting data. The participatory observation, however, led to some new issues, particularly regarding privacy.

New Nordic Research: Swedish MPs on Twitter – Undermining the Legitimacy of the News Media

Nordicom Review has recently published an article by Agnes Liminga and Jesper Strömbäck titled “Undermining the legitimacy of the news media: How Swedish members of parliament use Twitter to criticise the news media”.

Organizing a Successful Conference: Convention Bureaus and Professional Organizers Can Help

Organizing conferences is becoming increasingly professionalized. Academics can benefit from professional conference organizers and convention bureaus in their region.

New Study Explores Generative AI's Impact on Organisational Communication

A recent study led by Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke at the Roskilde University, Denmark, sheds light on the influence of generative AI on organizational communication.