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Teaching-free but Not Study-free – Doctoral Students on Thesis Writing in Summer

Summer is free of meetings and teaching, but summer schools and conferences bring pressure and high expectations for productivity, especially for many doctoral students. We asked three about how they feel about the upcoming period.

Self-Reflections with Johan Lindell: Mirroring the Swedish Media Research Field

Sociological self-observation has a long tradition, and in the latest article of Nordicom Review, the sociologist Johan Lindell casts light on the Swedish media research field. Here are the "elite researchers" according to his analysis.

Nordicom Review Increases Its Scopus Score

Scopus has now released their cite scores for 2019. The score for the journal Nordicom Review increases substantially, from 0.8 to 1.2. Scopus is Elsevier’s abstract and citation database that covers nearly 36,377 titles from approximately 11,678 publishers.

Three Lessons From a Journalist Who Switched to Academia

As a journalist and staff writer for a decade, I made a transition to the academic world in 2014–2015 as I studied for a Master of Arts in Specialized Journalism at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. What did I learn?

Students Decided to Present Their Master's Theses Virtually in Public

Students in the humanities at the University of Gothenburg decided to make a website for the presentation of their Master's thesis when the public presentation was not possible.

Nordicom Adds New Quality Label to Their Open Access Books

Nordicom strengthens the status of Nordic academic books by partnering with Kriterium, a Swedish portal for peer review of Open Access books. Peer review is not just for journal articles anymore – authors publishing books with Nordicom will now have the opportunity to submit their manuscripts for expert peer review.

Nordicom Sets a Digital Book Table at Virtual Conferences

When conferences are going virtual, Nordicom is contributing to the events by presenting open access books at a virtual book table. The first virtual book table is set at the Nordic Media Days in Bergen.

The University Branding Game – Traps and Pitfalls

Nordic universities are more and more often renewing their brand identities. Some universities are leaving traditional values while others are persisting in them. Can you guess what the most frequently used brand color at the Nordic universities and university colleges is?

Drop Everything, a New Crisis Is Here

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, crisis communication researchers are in their element. “All your other work has to be put aside to give the crisis your full focus”, says Marina Ghersetti, one of the communication researchers at the University of Gothenburg.

NordMedia Network Obtained a Publishing Certificate

NordMedia Network has obtained a publishing certificate from the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority. The certificate provides the constitutional protection of freedom of expression and enables publishing of content with a more journalistic character.

Greetings from the Home Office – Journalism Teachers and the Corona Crisis

How to teach practical news work online? This is an acute question for many journalism teachers now. We asked some colleagues how they are handling the situation.

Are Newsletters the New Blogs?

Newsletters are becoming an increasingly popular way of delivering news on academic research. In a time when many of us are working from home under uncertain conditions, they can provide a lifeline to stay connected to the community.

Cancel Everything – or Just Postpone?

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, many conference organisers are currently struggling with hard decisions. We have weighed the pros and cons against each other.

A New Nordic Master's Program in Journalism Studies in Stockholm

The new journalism Master's programme, beginning next Autumn at Stockholm University, takes a theoretical direction. This is the first research-oriented journalism programme in Sweden.

Virtual Alternatives: Video Presentations at Academic Conferences Are On the Rise

Delivering presentations via video is environmentally friendly and cost-effective. However, one of the challenges is that video presentation is still a new format and neither presenters not audiences are completely familiar with it.

Operation Rescue: Finns to Host IAMCR Conference

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak made the upcoming IAMCR in Beijing impossible, but the bold and creative Kaarle Nordenstreng came to the rescue with his colleagues in Tampere.

Mimicking of News is Used to Spread Racism

New Nordicom Review article examines how the mimicking of news is used when spreading racism.

Introducing Newsgames to Journalism Education

A new study analyses two pilot courses where students in journalism developed newsgames together with computer science students.

New Book on Freedom of Expression and the Rise of Extremism

A new anthology addresses issues such as the rise of extremism and terrorism, conflicts concerning diversity and minority rights, as well as the situation for freedom of expression.

Political Debate Intensifies on Twitter

A new study in Nordicom Review compares two televised party leaders’ debates before the 2014 general election in Sweden with the activity on Twitter.