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Mixed Feelings for the Nordic Amongst Nordic Media Researches

We asked a few Nordic researchers with different backgrounds what the Nordic context has meant to them and their research. Their answers range from “part of me” to “not much”.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Nordicom Launches NordMedia Network

At the NordMedia conference in August 2019, Nordicom launches a new digital platform dedicated to Nordic media researchers.

Explore Drones, Gender and Archives this Autumn

Here are some upcoming Nordic media conferences with exciting and relevant themes.

Introducing the Nordic Journal of Media Studies

The first issue of a new Open Access journal, Nordic Journal of Media Studies, has been published.

Cultural Journalism Highlighted Democratic Values After the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Cultural journalism played an important role in the Swedish reporting of the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015.

Swedish-Norwegian Rivalry Behind Different Media Images of Johaug's Doping Scandal

Swedish and Norwegian media gave different images of the Norwegian ski star Therese Johaug's doping scandal.