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Morning Webinars to Present New Special Issues of Scientific Journals

A new series of morning webinars will present special issues from Nordic scientific journals to everyone interested in newest media and communication research. The concept: grab a coffee and follow a concise 45-minute session before starting to work.

Early Career Researchers Lead Roundtable at FSMK

The first day of the 2024 FSMK conference was concluded with a roundtable led by early career researchers.

Interested in Media Use Studies? New Book Will Guide You Through the Research

Media and technology wield significant influence over society, but how can we understand what media mean in people's lives? A new book written by researchers from the University of Bergen provides insights into methodologies for understanding media use. 

Alternatives for Webinars: Organising a Reading Circle of Scientific Texts

A great alternative for webinars is a reading circle of scientific texts that is open to all. In early 2024, six Finnish research journals organised a virtual reading circle, coupled with a podcast series, with an interdisciplinary approach to the newest research on youth.

Media Trends in the Nordics: Key Insights from the 2023 Swedish and Norwegian Media Barometers

The Media Barometers are surveys designed to measure daily media usage. The Swedish Media Barometer has been conducted annually since 1979, and its Norwegian counterpart since 1991. We have gathered crucial findings from the 2023 reports for your review.

The International Journalism Festival 2024 through a Nordic Lens 

Each year, the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, brings together thousands of journalists, media developers, students, and media scholars from all corners of the world. Curious about highlights of this year’s festival, we turned to Nordic researchers.

Meet the Duo Who Will Co-chair the NordMedia25 Conference

The next NordMedia Conference will be hosted at the Southern University of Denmark in Odense from August 13th to 15th, 2025. We are thrilled to share that the event will be co-chaired by Susana Tosca and Lene Heiselberg.

Researching Media Non-Use: Takeaways from Inverting the Perspective

As digital media continues to proliferate, there is also a growing focus on its opposite: media non-use, also commonly referred to as digital disconnection. Victoria Kratel writes, "While my PhD project specifically focuses on the possible influence of gender when navigating online and offline life, embarking on this project has also led me to some broader, surprising realizations."

Fredrik Bjerknes Hails as the First Person in Norway to Attain a PhD in Investigative Journalism

In April, Fredrik Bjerknes successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Bergen, and earned his Ph.D. in investigative journalism. His research represents a pioneering effort in Norway, examining the distinction between Investigative Journalism and other forms of journalism. We sat down with Fredrik to discuss his dissertation and academic journey.

Runaway Scandinavia? Studying the Departures and Arrivals of Screen Production

In recent years, increasing production incentives and evolving global filmmaking trends have intensified the issue of runaway production, especially in Scandinavia. Anders Grønlunds’ postdoctoral project delves into how incentives affect Scandinavian screen industries and the historical context of runaway production, examining their impact on on-screen content and off-screen factors in Scandinavian filmmaking.

A New Guidebook in the Series: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Academic Writing and Publishing

How to deal with artificial intelligence (AI) in writing, editing and publishing of academic papers? The new guidebook in the series NordMedia Network Open Educational Resources deals with the author's relationship to emerging technologies.

Fake News or Misinformation? The Messy Conceptual Landscape of Journalistic Terminology 

“Fake news”, “Junk news”, and “Misinformation” – there are a lot of concepts out there for journalists to use to describe similar phenomena. But do they really mean the same thing, and what are the implications of prioritising one over another? Johan Farkas has been studying how Danish journalists use and define these terms in the contemporary media landscape.

Has Your Institution Signed Up for the Media and Communication Encyclopedia Yet?

Since 2014, the Danish online Media and Communication Encyclopedia ("Medie- og kommunikationsleksikon") has offered concise insights into crucial concepts, methods, phenomena, and researchers in the field. Nete Nørgaard Kristensen hopes for wider access via institutional subscriptions for students and employees at universities.

Teaching Journalism in Difficult Conditions

Ukrainians strive to maintain their daily routines despite the ongoing war. But what is the reality of being a lecturer during such tumultuous times? Do young people still want to study journalism? Three Ukrainian academics share with us their insights and experience.

The Nordic Council of Ministers for Nordic Cultural Co-operation Wants Your Input

The Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture has developed new collaboration program for 2025-2030 and invites your voice. The public consultation ends on April 26th.

New Nordic Initiative to Advance Satire Research

The Danish-Swedish research network, SatiReNet, launched earlier this year, seeks to delve into the complexities of modern satire to address controversies and reshape standard perceptions. “Among our goals is to pioneer the world's first international satire research network”, says Ida Klitgård, one of the project's leaders. 

Studying Journalism in Difficult Conditions: "Warm Sports Suits so it is Quick to Go Down to the Basement"

Have you ever contemplated the realities of pursuing academic aspirations amidst turbulent times, where the echoes of explosions are a sobering backdrop? In a series of articles, we present firsthand account of those studying and educating journalism amidst the tumult of miliary conflict and civil unrest. To commence, we bring forth the testimonies of Ukrainian students.

Is There a Nordic Media System? It All Depends on Perspective

Authors of a new anthology discuss the Nordic media landscape amidst digital challenges and political transformations. “Looking globally, the Nordic countries are becoming more similar, but there are also domestication processes separating them”, the editors highlight. 

Doctoral Research 2023: What Did the New Nordic Doctors Study?

Misinformation, gaming cultures, digital media and emotional contagion - these were among the topics of the new doctoral theses defended at Nordic universities last year. In 2023, Nordic region welcomed 53 new doctors in the field of media and communication. Congratulations to all!

The Best Places to Work When Visiting Copenhagen with a Laptop

In the final article of the series for traveling laptop workers, Christoffer Bagger unveils his top picks across Copenhagen's diverse neighborhoods.