The NordMedia Conference will be organized in an online form instead of being an onsite conference. The planning committee assessed that there are too many uncertainties to organize an onsite conference.
NordMedia Network will begin a series of person portraits of the network members who are Nordic media research. The series is initiated with an interview with Helle Kannik Haastrup, a Danish scholar specialized in celebrity culture.
NordMedia Network launches an online resource to support the production of academic book reviews. Our point of departure: re-new the review! We suggest that book review is an overlooked genre with importance and relevance for many, and that it should be re-discovered.
A preliminary conference program for NordMedia2021 is set. Professor Eugenia Siapera from University College Dublin will hold the keynote lecture. The conference will also include a panel discussion focusing on the resilience of different types of media systems.
Professor Ida Willig discusses how media system theory applies to the smaller Nordic Countries and autonomous regions, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Sápmi and Åland, based on the newly published special issue of Nordicom Review.
The NordMedia2021 Conference received 432 submissions in total. Among these, 62 were assigned to the doctoral preconference. The extended submission deadline for the conference, to be held in Iceland, was on 10 March.
Women are still are underrepresented in the news across the world, and the Nordic countries do not make an exception. To make it easier to measure and compare media gender equality, a group of researchers at the University of Gothenburg has developed an open dataset.
The deadline for the NordMedia 2021 conference call for abstracts has been extended. The new deadline is March 10th. The same deadline applies to the doctoral pre-conference. In May, a decision will be taken whether the conference will be a virtual or an onsite event.
Two weeks before defending her PhD thesis, Johanna Arnesson was told by her doctor that she should go on sick leave. Unfortunately, studies show that she is not the only one in academia to suffer from health problems caused by unreasonable work-related expectations.
NordMedia Network's first webinar for doctoral students and junior scholars dealt with PhD students' networking skills. In attachment to this webinar an idea came up: why not start a Nordic doctoral students network?
Preceding the NordMedia Pre-Conference 2021 in Reykjavik in August, Nordicom will organize a webinar for doctoral students in media and communication research. Christopher L. Caterine, the author of the recent book Leaving Academia, will discuss how doctoral competences can be an asset at the job market beyond academia.
Nordicom starts off the new year by publishing a new anthology, Power, Communication, and Politics in the Nordic Countries. The book is critical reading for those interested in political communication in the Nordic countries.
"Previously, I thought that there were only minor differences between teaching on campus and teaching at distance." Lena Dafgård describes her journey from a an educational practitioner to a researcher with an interest in video.
The NordMedia 2021 conference call for abstracts is now out and will open for submissions in January 2021. The biannual conference will take place 18–20 August 2021 at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík.
Our new series "My PhD" is written by persons who have recently defended their doctoral theses at Nordic universities. In the first essay, Eliisa Vainikka from Finland discusses the challenges of an article-based thesis.