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Notes From a Manuscript Editor: What You Should Know about Preparing Your Manuscript

Academic writing probably undergoes more rounds of writing and rewriting, review and revision than any other form of writing. This is what you should know about preparing a manuscript.

How to Get Together Online: 9 Pieces of Practical Advice on Organizing a Webinar

Academic webinars – online live events – have become commonplace. Here are some practical details that you should take into account as an organizer, speaker and participant of a webinar.

The Enriching and Hilarious Fieldwork: Experiences from Researching Video Game Regulation Among Immigrant Parents in Norway

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.

Public Debates and Parenting Paradoxes: Studying Digital Technologies in Early Years Education

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.

Need-based and Multi-dimensional: Media Education for Older People

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.

Studying Psychological Defence: Lessons Learned from the Cold War

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.

Kirsten Drotner: "Welfarist Ideals Make Nordic Media Studies Relevant to the International Field"

Kirsten Drotner, professor at the University of Southern Denmark, on why welfarist ideals matter and why they can guide research in a globalised, connected, and deeply datafied platform society.

A New Nordic Journal With a "No-Bullshit" Open Access Model

A new star has been born on the academic Nordic journal scene: the Journal of Digital Social Research, launched last year. We talked to the editor-in-chief Simon Lindgren from Umeå University.

Integrated Communication – Pursuing a Harmony of Persuasive Voices

"Integrated communication" has become a frequently used buzzword in marketing communication. In this essay, Andžela Armonienė reflects upon the concept.

The Scholarly Use of Social Media: How to Make the Most of It?

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.

Context Matters: What Does the Nordic Context Mean to You?

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.