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Infiltration of Big Tech: New Book Exposes Global Players Emerging as Central Communication Gatekeepers in the Nordics

Nordicom's latest publication, authored by Signe Sophus Lai and Sofie Flensburg, sheds light on the clash between traditional Nordic welfare models and the pervasive influence of global tech titans.

Nordicom Review Calls for Academic Book Reviewers

Whether you are a junior scholar looking for opportunities to further your writing experience, or a seasoned scholar looking to share your expertise, writing a book review can be a valuable exercise. Nordicom Review is looking for book reviewers for the upcoming issue, and beyond.

NordMedia25 Conference Welcomes You in the Hometown of Hans Christian Andersen

We take great pleasure in announcing that the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense will serve as the host institution for the NordMedia conference on 13–15 August 2025. Odense is known, among other things, as the home of the literary fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen.

The Journalist Fund for Further Training Offers a Scholarship Opportunity 

The Journalist Fund for Further Training has announced scholarships for journalists with a connection to Sweden who work in the field of journalism research or media research at a university or college.

Doctoral Student Seeking Enriching PhD Courses? Check Out Our Updated Feed!

Are you a doctoral student seeking enriching PhD courses? Explore our recently updated PhD courses catalogue, and discover the Nordic academic opportunities for you.

New Citations Record for Nordicom Review

Nordicom Review has increased its CiteScore to a new record. For the first time ever, the journal now ranks among the top 30 per cent of the international journals indexed in the field of communications in Scopus by Elsevier.

Nordicom Launches a Newsletter on Nordic Media Policy

Nordicom added last week a new newsletter to their circulation: Nordic Media Policy. The newsletter presents new legislative proposals, parliamentary debates, and new media policy decisions.

European Databases Make Media Research Evidence Accessible

Many transnational research projects aim at producing added value by collecting research into databases. Recent examples with Nordic contributions include databases for European media ownership, research on children's online behaviour and content analysis.

NordMedia Network Seeks a New Managing Editor

Are you NordMedia Network's new managing editor? We are now seeking a new person, placed at the University of Bergen, to take care of digital research communication. Is this the opportunity you have been looking for? 

FSMK 2023: Registration is Open

It is now possible to register for the annual symposium of The Swedish Association for Media and Communication Research (FSMK).

Communication of the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Nordic Countries

How was the Covid-19 pandemic communicated in the Nordic countries? A new book, Communicating a Pandemic: Crisis Management and Covid-19 in the Nordic Countries, provides some answers to this question. We have asked a few of the authors of the book why their study is important and who can benefit from reading it.

Joining Forces to Save Medienorge

The knowledge base Medienorge did not receive funding in the state budget of 2023. Now, three Norwegian foundations are joining forces to finance operations until the end of the year.

Join NordMedia Network's Online Writing Retreat

NordMedia Network is organizing two brand new online writing retreats in the spring of 2023. The dates are 31 March and 28 April. Choose one or both, and join us for a writing retreat!

Challenging the Century-old Ethical Rules of Journalism 

The ethical rules of journalism were first put in writing in the US in the 1920s. A hundred years on, we are looking at a completely different audience. Researchers at Karlstad University have written an article that challenges old, ingrained rules.

Christmas Songs from the Nordic Countries

We have collected a handful of Christmas songs from each of the Nordic countries and made a Spotify playlist for our network to enjoy over the holidays. From timeless classics to parodies, we bring you a varied selection of Christmas songs to put you in a bright mood this season.

Collecting Memories from Finnish Researchers

What has it been like doing science in the past? The Finnish Literature Society and the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland seeks to collect Finnish researchers’ experiences and personal narratives from the science field in the past.

Experiences from NordMedia Network's Online Writing Retreats

Carving out half a day in your calendar for dedicated time for writing can be a good tool for anyone struggling with motivation or procrastination. We share some of the experiences from NordMedia Networks writing retreats this fall.

Website Update: PhD Courses

Upcoming PhD courses in the Northern countries are now available in our new PhD Courses site at NordMedia Network. On this site you can now also register any relevant courses through our contribution form.

A Guidebook for Writing Book Reviews Published

Have you ever considered reviewing a book but not really know how to start or whether it's worth it? NordMedia Network's first online guidebook deals with writing academic book reviews and will help you gain the basics of book reviewing for academic journals.

Medianorway risks being closed down

After 28 years, MediaNorway will no longer receive funding, as the Ministry of Culture and Equality in Norway cuts the post from the state budget for 2023.