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Challenging the Century-old Ethical Rules of Journalism 

The ethical rules of journalism were first put in writing in the US in the 1920s. A hundred years on, we are looking at a completely different audience. Researchers at Karlstad University have written an article that challenges old, ingrained rules.

Will ChatGPT also Revolutionise Media Research?

OpenAI's new AI conversational bot, ChatGPT, has quickly gained popularity. The language model, which is based on GPT-3, has the ability to generate text and engage in conversations. In this text, the authors discuss potential implications such technology can have for media research.

The Media Systems Where Everyone Knows Everyone

In a new article, “Micro Media Systems”, Signe Ravn-Højgaard from the University of Greenland argues that we need to redefine scale when doing research in the smallest media systems – at least when trying to understand the effects of smallness not related to the small media market.

NordMedia2023: Call for Papers is Open

Call for papers for the NordMedia conference 2023 is now out and open for submissions.

Christmas Songs from the Nordic Countries

We have collected a handful of Christmas songs from each of the Nordic countries and made a Spotify playlist for our network to enjoy over the holidays. From timeless classics to parodies, we bring you a varied selection of Christmas songs to put you in a bright mood this season.

Collecting Memories from Finnish Researchers

What has it been like doing science in the past? The Finnish Literature Society and the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland seeks to collect Finnish researchers’ experiences and personal narratives from the science field in the past.

Experiences from NordMedia Network's Online Writing Retreats

Carving out half a day in your calendar for dedicated time for writing can be a good tool for anyone struggling with motivation or procrastination. We share some of the experiences from NordMedia Networks writing retreats this fall.

Call for Transparency About the Norwegian Media Authority's Role and Tasks

The recent proposal to discontinue the funding for Medianorway is an example of the lack of transparency about the development of Norwegian Media Authority's responsibilities and tasks, and it raises fundamental questions about what a supervisory authority should be.

A Guide to How Media Scholars Can Research Creativity

A new book provides theoretical framework for understanding and explaining creativity in media industries. The book is aimed at researchers, students and teachers who want a guide to how we can study and understand a complex phenomenon like creativity.

Why is it Important to Support Higher Education in Ukraine?

Professor Olena Malenko emphasises the social value of education, when answering the question of why we should support higher education in Ukraine.

Website Update: PhD Courses

Upcoming PhD courses in the Northern countries are now available in our new PhD Courses site at NordMedia Network. On this site you can now also register any relevant courses through our contribution form.

It is Necessary to Support Higher Education in Ukraine

In the second article in the series, “Why should we support higher education in Ukraine?”, Alla Boiko reformulates the question, and provide answers to how we can, and why we should, support higher education in Ukraine.

A Guidebook for Writing Book Reviews Published

Have you ever considered reviewing a book but not really know how to start or whether it's worth it? NordMedia Network's first online guidebook deals with writing academic book reviews and will help you gain the basics of book reviewing for academic journals.

Medianorway risks being closed down

After 28 years, MediaNorway will no longer receive funding, as the Ministry of Culture and Equality in Norway cuts the post from the state budget for 2023. 

Axiological Content of Higher Education Support in Ukraine

We have invited Ukrainian professors to share their views on the question “why should we support higher education in Ukraine?”. In this first publication of the series, Valentyna Kuryliak raises several philosophical questions, reflecting on the value of higher education in Ukraine.

Publication Workshops for Early Career Researchers in the Humanities

Finnish scientific organizations offer a series of hybrid workshops on scientific publishing. The series attempts to provide help with key questions that many early career researchers struggle with.

130 Norwegian researchers met in Stavanger

An award ceremony, keynotes, and ten different divisions were on the agenda, as the Norwegian media researcher conference attracted 130 participants to Stavanger in October.

Why Should We Support Higher Education in Ukraine?

With help from SUJO - Center for Investigative Journalism and their vast international network NordMedia Network got in contact with Ukrainian scholars who gave us their view on the question.

Swedes Choose Professional News Media in Times of Crisis

News consumption increased sharply during the first year of the pandemic and shows no signs of abating, according to the 2021 Media Barometer from Nordicom, released earlier this year. After Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, Swedes' consumption of news has reached new record levels, according to preliminary results.

NordMedia Network Offers Online Writing Retreats for Media Scholars

In the midst of everyday duties, it is often difficult to take the time for writing, especially when you’ve been unable to get a good start. We have pulled together a set of three opportunities for a half-day of concentrated, structured writing. Choose one or more, and join us for a writing retreat.