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.
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 (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?
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.
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.
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.
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".
The Wahlgrenska Foundation announces seven scholarships in different categories, and The Journalist Fund for Further Training announces scholarships for journalists, with a connection to Sweden, who works in the field of journalism research and media research at a university or college.
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.
From a listing focusing on Nordic scientific journals, we have now extended our journals' list to include Baltic journals publishing original media and communication research. See which ones in this highlight.
After the Russian invasion on Ukraine on the February 24, many international and national research associations published statements supporting the Ukrainians. Even individual academics have expressed their support, debunking dis- and misinformation. We gathered a few of the many academic reactions.