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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
"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.
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.
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.