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Should I Stay or Should I Go? 

Back in 1982, the English band The Clash, delved into the complexities of a tumultuous relationship, pondering the question: “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”. Fast forward to today, and similar quandary echoes in the minds of researchers as they navigate their increasingly intricate relationship with X, formerly known as Twitter.

Artificial Intelligence: A Reading List 

As the festive season approaches, we have compiled a list of books on the topic that captures everyone's attention – Artificial Intelligence.

Authors of a New Anthology: "We Need to Understand How the Media Industry Stays Relevant to Young Viewers" 

In a rapidly changing media landscape, young audiences' experiences and preferences are more diverse than ever. Editors Pia Majbritt Jensen and Eva Novrup Redvall discuss their new anthology, "Audiovisual Content for Children and Adolescents in Scandinavia: Production, Distribution, and Reception in a Multiplatform Era," exploring the challenges in media consumption by young audiences.

”I Have Heard of Incidents Researchers Have Faced, Which Should Never Have Happened”

Researchers are expected to communicate scientific findings and actively engage in public discourse. Addressing the public, however, can be a quite daunting task, especially for younger academics. Drawing from more than two decades of experience, Stine Liv Johansen, from Aarhus University, reflects on the challenges and opportunities that public outreach entails.

Machines Don’t Think, They Compute 

"It is unfortunate that serious researchers portray AI as human-like and attribute various good and bad human qualities to the systems. Machines do not think; they compute", writes Bjørnar Tessem from the University of Bergen.

New Leader of NORDIS Looking Forward to Enhanced Monitoring of Disinformation in the Nordics

As the Nordic Observatory for Digital Media and Information Disorder (NORDIS) consortium reaches its two-years milestone, the hub’s new leader Morten Langfeldt Dahlback from Faktisk.no, offers insights into NORDIS' endeavors for the upcoming years.

AI-driven Tools for Researchers Worth Knowing about

Researchers have a multitude of AI-powered tools at their disposal to assist them with academic work. We bring to the forefront two additions of considerable value.

“PastForward”: New Nordic Research Project Investigates Political Uses of the Past 

New research project, led by Manuel Menke from the University of Copenhagen, examines how Nordic politicians employ collective memory and historical narratives to justify their visions of the future.

Authoritarianism Behind the Screen: Online Forums’ Role in the Normalisation of Far-Right Discourse

In a recent Nordicom Review article, Mats Ekström from the University of Gothenburg investigates how authoritarianism is articulated online, and the implications it has for the normalisation of far-right discourse.

As Researchers, We Should also Talk about Our Failures

"The life of a researcher is far from a mere chronicle of successes. Perhaps we could, from time to time, also share when our endeavors fall short", remarks Bengt Johansson.

Venturing Behind the Nordics: International Opportunities for Nordic Researchers and Students

For those seeking to broaden their horizons, we introduce the Nordic Centre in Shanghai, China, and the Nordic Press Centre in Washington, D.C., USA.

When Does Online Ethnography Become Stalking? Some Reflections From Researching Teenagers on Dating Apps

Following teens on different social media, especially the private world of dating apps, gave me extraordinary rich and interesting data. The participatory observation, however, led to some new issues, particularly regarding privacy.

New Nordic Research: Swedish MPs on Twitter – Undermining the Legitimacy of the News Media

Nordicom Review has recently published an article by Agnes Liminga and Jesper Strömbäck titled “Undermining the legitimacy of the news media: How Swedish members of parliament use Twitter to criticise the news media”.

Organizing a Successful Conference: Convention Bureaus and Professional Organizers Can Help

Organizing conferences is becoming increasingly professionalized. Academics can benefit from professional conference organizers and convention bureaus in their region.

New Study Explores Generative AI's Impact on Organisational Communication

A recent study led by Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke at the Roskilde University, Denmark, sheds light on the influence of generative AI on organizational communication.

NordMedia23 Conference Summarised: A Recap from Norway

Taking place in Bergen from August 16 to 18, the NordMedia23 conference ermerged as the grandest event in the 50-year history of the NordMedia conference series, boasting the highest number of registered participants and presented research papers. Erik Knudsen, the Chair of the Local Committee, delivers summarizing remarks.

Never Take Yourself Too Seriously: Lesson Learned at the Doctoral Pre-Conference

"Let's not take ourselves too seriously – everything will be alright!" This was an insight from a participant of the NordMedia23 Doctoral Pre-conference. Indeed, one of the objectives of the one-day seminar was to make the PhD journey appear as more humane.

Future Shock! What Should Media Scholars Do?

The upcoming NordMedia23 Conference offers an exhibition called “Future Fest”. Here, you can test thought-provoking media prototypes and rate your conviction that media scholars can make a difference.

New Nordic Research: Life in a Surveillance Culture

The possibilities to surveil people have increased. In a new research anthology published by Nordicom, different researchers study how living in a “culture of surveillance” affects our daily lives and societies.

Notes From a Manuscript Editor: The DOs and DON’Ts of DOIs (and URLs)

Have you ever thought about DOIs? While digital object identifiers can be incredibly useful for providing persistent and permanent digital addresses for published works, they are also notorious among scholars for being, well, a pain.