Media technologies can be a struggle for many. Two guest editors of a recent Nordicom Review special issue, Stine Liv Johansen and Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke, pinpoint that it is almost possible to opt out, but people can decide the extension and role that technologies play in their everyday lives.
The Danish researcher community can brag about a media and communication encyclopedia in their own language, consisting of over 600 entries altogether. We met the editors to discuss how to keep up with a rapidly changing research field.
Jakob Svensson, Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Malmö University, is the author of a book just published by Nordicom. The title of the book is Wizards of the Web: An Outsider’s Journey into Tech Culture, Programming, and Mathemagics. Johannes Bjerling, editor at Nordicom, discusses the book with its author.
The virtual NordMedia Conference 2021 is now officially closed. The outcome: 411 delegates, 250 presentations, 198 sessions, and 264 hours of live content. The next NordMedia Conference will be organized in 2023 in Bergen, Norway.
The national Swedish researchers' association FSMK is launching a mentorship initiative for early-career researchers who identify as women. According to the initiators – five professors – the programme is a response to needs identified in research on unequal career paths.
Nordicom Review continues to climb in the various performance metrics assembled by Scopus. For the first time ever, the Open Access journal published by Nordicom is now included in the top quartile for Communication journals in the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR).
Six European professors founded a new meeting space for virtual encounters between media scholars: the media salon. The salon shall accelerate open scientific exchange that has, according to the initiators, decreased because of the pandemic restrictions.
A recent Nordicom Review article looks back at the cultural consecration of serial television in Swedish newspapers and explores what the process reveals about the transformation of television in Sweden.
Dear you who are working at the university as an "adjunct lecturer", "lecturer" or "university teacher": this is a letter for you. NordMedia Network wants to thank you for the hard work you've been doing in teaching, as it is widely known that you seldom receive letters of admiration at the end of the academic year.
The registration for the NordMedia2021 conference has now been re-opened, after being temporarily closed due to technical issues with the payment process. Registration will be open until 16 August 2021.
While accepting Google's terms itself is uncomplicated (just click “I agree”), understanding what one accepts is trickier. Bjarki Valtýsson, author of a recently published Nordicom Review article, talks about Google's terms post-GDPR.
A researcher's work does not stop where the work gets published. Today's scholars are increasingly expected to initiate and be involved in post-publication processes aiming at increased impact. We wanted to share some hints on how to do it wisely.
A new article written by Finnish and Swedish researchers inquired into the readership of Finnish open access journals. Especially older materials in national languages are an important resource to students.
A Finnish newspaper placed a news correspondent at the campus. Does this imply quality science journalism and more in-depth coverage on research, or more promotion for the university? Is this a new innovation that more newspapers should follow?