Call for Temporary Working Groups for NordMedia23

Nordmedia23, with the theme Technological Takeover? Social and Cultural implications – promises and pitfalls, is now less than a year away and it is high time to suggest Temporary Working Groups (TWG). It is important to note that also those temporary working groups that ran at last conference in Reykjavík/online must apply anew. NordMedia23 will be held in Bergen, Norway, 16-18 August 2023.

How to apply for a Temporary Working Group 

Write a short text of maximum 300 words that describe the main object of the TWG, its scope and place in the field. You should also argue for why your TWG should be included in NordMedia, i.e. how is it different from existing divisions.  

On top of this you need to provide a short presentation text (max 200 words) of the aim of the TWG and how you interpret the theme of the conference for your division. This will be used on the conference website and in the call for abstracts.  

If you want to have a look of how divisions and TWGs were presented last time, you can find an overview over past divisions and TWGs at the NordMedia conference webpage. Here you will also find a to-do list with various aspects, and also a brief history of the conference itself and its aims. 

Answer for the call for TWG should be sent in pdf-format by email with subject «NordMedia23: TWG Application» to, and cc The deadline is December 4th at CET 23:59 hours. 

Useful Conference Information 

The theme of the conference is Technological Takeover? Social and Cultural implications – promises and pitfalls. A full decsription of the theme is disclosed. The conference will be held on Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th August 2023 in Bergen, Norway. A PhD pre-conference will be held August 14-15th, in Bergen. 

The local conference-team consists of Erik Knudsen, Knut Risnes, and a team of local organisers at University of Bergen. The Nordic NordMedia planning-committee is involved in every step. The conference-team will, however, only organise the bigger picture, and the task of filling the divisions with content lies on the chairs of divisions and TWGs.  

Types of presentation  

For Nordmedia2023 we will have the following forms of presentations:  

  • Paper presentation:  Full paper (6-8000 words). Typically a paper presentation will have 10-15 minutes to present and 15-20 minutes to discuss the paper.  
  • Paper presentation:  Long abstract (2-3000 words). Typically a long abstract presentation will have 10 minutes to present and 10 minutes to discuss the paper.  
  • Panel presentation:  A number of full papers or long abstracts. Typically a panel lasts for 1-1 ½ hour, and consists of a number of 10-15 minute presentations, followed by a longer discussion. There should be a common theme to the panel.  
  • Workshop: Based on long abstract (2-3000 words). Typically a workshop lasts a whole hour, where a theme is presented during 10-15 minutes. Thereafter the audience becomes participants and together with presenters make or discuss something concerning the theme. At the end there is a 10-15 minute summery. The purpose of the workshop could be to aid the presenters in their research or to come up with a common good, something all participants can use.  

Publication possibilities 

  • Nordicom Review, published by Nordicom, is an Open Access peer-reviewed journal dedicated to contributing to a wider understanding of media, mediated communication, and journalism in the Nordic region (Read more about the journal here). As chairs, you are welcome to contact the journal’s editors ( following the conference to discuss the possibility of linking the output from your division or TWG to a Call for papers for a special issue of Nordicom Review. 
  • You are also invited to contact other journals to do special issues of based on the conference. Please observe, this should to be done BEFORE the abstract-call. If you make any arrangements of the publishing type, it is important you give information about this to Erik Knudsen (  


Divisions and Temporary Working Groups

NordMedia has 11 permanent divisions and 4 temporary working groups (TWGs) at every conference. A TWG can become a division when it has been running for a few conferences and is well-functioning.

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Divisions and Temporary Working Groups

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