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Will ChatGPT also Revolutionise Media Research?

OpenAI's new AI conversational bot, ChatGPT, has quickly gained popularity. The language model, which is based on GPT-3, has the ability to generate text and engage in conversations. In this text, the authors discuss potential implications such technology can have for media research.

The Media Systems Where Everyone Knows Everyone

In a new article, “Micro Media Systems”, Signe Ravn-Højgaard from the University of Greenland argues that we need to redefine scale when doing research in the smallest media systems – at least when trying to understand the effects of smallness not related to the small media market.

Call for Transparency About the Norwegian Media Authority's Role and Tasks

The recent proposal to discontinue the funding for Medianorway is an example of the lack of transparency about the development of Norwegian Media Authority's responsibilities and tasks, and it raises fundamental questions about what a supervisory authority should be.

A Guide to How Media Scholars Can Research Creativity

A new book provides theoretical framework for understanding and explaining creativity in media industries. The book is aimed at researchers, students and teachers who want a guide to how we can study and understand a complex phenomenon like creativity.

Why is it Important to Support Higher Education in Ukraine?

Professor Olena Malenko emphasises the social value of education, when answering the question of why we should support higher education in Ukraine.

It is Necessary to Support Higher Education in Ukraine

In the second article in the series, “Why should we support higher education in Ukraine?”, Alla Boiko reformulates the question, and provide answers to how we can, and why we should, support higher education in Ukraine.

Axiological Content of Higher Education Support in Ukraine

We have invited Ukrainian professors to share their views on the question “why should we support higher education in Ukraine?”. In this first publication of the series, Valentyna Kuryliak raises several philosophical questions, reflecting on the value of higher education in Ukraine.

Swedes Choose Professional News Media in Times of Crisis

News consumption increased sharply during the first year of the pandemic and shows no signs of abating, according to the 2021 Media Barometer from Nordicom, released earlier this year. After Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, Swedes' consumption of news has reached new record levels, according to preliminary results.

Unclear Description of AI in Danish Media

In the Nordic countries, the public debate about artificial intelligence has been going on for a long time. Now, new research from Denmark shows that the actual meaning of AI is still unclear.

A Student's Perspective: How I Solved My Exam About Ukraine

We have previously published the reason why a lecturer at KUC brought Ukraine into the classroom and made his journalism students cover the war. This text is about student Benedicte Wang's experience with that exam.

Nordicom Seeks Scientific Editor

Nordicom has a job opening for a scientific editor to join their editorial team. Read about Nordicom’s academic publishing operations and the vacant role, with contributions from the Nordicom editorial team.

Preparing Journalism Students for War - One Exam Made it Happen

Assistant Professor in journalism Jon Martin Larsen explains why he brought Ukraine into the classroom with second year bachelor students in journalism and made them cover the war themselves by source and talk with people in Ukraine

10 Things to Keep in Mind When Applying for Funding

It is easy to get lost in the academic jungle when funding hunting. That is why experienced research support at the University of Bergen wanted to make an easily graspable list of what they believe are some crucial points when applying for funding.

Yle, Finnishness and Culture - Hundred Years of Interaction

Several universities and Yle are launching an extensive research project on Yle's relationship with Finns. In this text Yle's public service director Ismo Silvo presents the project and the idea behind it.

Recommended Reports for Summer Reading

While frail Nordic skin is challenged with never-ending burning rays of the summer sun, we believe the academic mind is best challenged with some well written reports relevant to the media and communication connoisseurs of the north.

Are You Happy with Your h-Index?

Grant and recruitment committees are increasingly showing interest in individual researchers' h-index, as a measure of the impact of one's research. As a media researcher, should you care about the H-word?

New Report: Minorities are Still Underrepresented in Danish Media

Associate Professor Hanne Jørndrup at Roskilde University is behind a new report that maps the use of sources with other ethnic backgrounds in Danish newspapers and news broadcasts.

Many Researchers Believe That the Media Use Research Material for Traffic and Entertainment

Norwegian researchers and Norwegian media professionals have different views on how the media work with and prioritise research material and to what extent the media contributes to public information about, for example, climate change.

Media Events and the Case of the Euromaiden Revolution in Ukraine 

A recent article in Nordic Journal of Media Studies looks at the Euromaiden Revolution in Ukraine from the perspective of media events theory. Nordicom's Mia Jonsson Lindell met with the authors Göran Bolin and Per Ståhlberg to discuss their article and let them reflect on how the current war in Ukraine connects with previous revolutions and events. 

Nordic Media Days 2022: A Glance at the Programme

Nordic Media Days (NMD) is known to deliver interesting sessions and a place for industry professionals to mingle, but is the conference also relevant to those of us with a heart for Nordic media and communications research?