"Previously, I thought that there were only minor differences between teaching on campus and teaching at distance." Lena Dafgård describes her journey from a an educational practitioner to a researcher with an interest in video.
Our new series "My PhD" is written by persons who have recently defended their doctoral theses at Nordic universities. In the first essay, Eliisa Vainikka from Finland discusses the challenges of an article-based thesis.
We cannot travel abroad at the moment, but we can take ourselves on imaginary journeys in the trails of classic Romantic travellers. Let yourself get inspired with Jan Gustaffson, associate professor at the University of Copenhagen.
In the 21st century, the economy, practices, contents and values in journalism have to be re-thought. Nordic scholars and educators are now increasingly engaged in the work for the future of journalism, under the umbrella and key term "sustainability".
How to compare communication systems in the internet? In a recent article in Nordicom Review, two Danish researchers lay out a way ahead to measure the structural conditions for digital communication, leaning upon Hallin and Mancini's ideas of understanding media systems.
Data-collection can be enriching, stressful and hilarious at the same time. Carol Azungi Dralega recalls what it required to arrive at an abundant dataset from a focus group interview with diasporic digital migrant parents.
National policies of pre-school education underline the potentials of digital technologies when it comes to both general education and digital literacy, but the public as well as professional debate on the issue is ambiguous and dispersed.
People over 65 years of age are a highly important and interesting group from the perspective of media education research and practice. Päivi Rasi discusses how research can prevent possible exclusionary effects.
Fredrik Stiernstedt, associate professor at Södertörn University, calls for more Nordic comparisons on direct influence from defence and national security interests on the early academic media research.
More and more scholars are using social networking sites to communicate their research. We asked some Nordic academic users about their strategies. Core issues include how to find time for content creation, keep yourself motivated and find relevant communities.
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.
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.
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?