Two weeks before defending her PhD thesis, Johanna Arnesson was told by her doctor that she should go on sick leave. Unfortunately, studies show that she is not the only one in academia to suffer from health problems caused by unreasonable work-related expectations.
NordMedia Network's first webinar for doctoral students and junior scholars dealt with PhD students' networking skills. In attachment to this webinar an idea came up: why not start a Nordic doctoral students network?
Preceding the NordMedia Pre-Conference 2021 in Reykjavik in August, Nordicom will organize a webinar for doctoral students in media and communication research. Christopher L. Caterine, the author of the recent book Leaving Academia, will discuss how doctoral competences can be an asset at the job market beyond academia.
Nordicom starts off the new year by publishing a new anthology, Power, Communication, and Politics in the Nordic Countries. The book is critical reading for those interested in political communication in the Nordic countries.
"Previously, I thought that there were only minor differences between teaching on campus and teaching at distance." Lena Dafgård describes her journey from a an educational practitioner to a researcher with an interest in video.
The NordMedia 2021 conference call for abstracts is now out and will open for submissions in January 2021. The biannual conference will take place 18–20 August 2021 at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík.
Our new series "My PhD" is written by persons who have recently defended their doctoral theses at Nordic universities. In the first essay, Eliisa Vainikka from Finland discusses the challenges of an article-based thesis.
We cannot travel abroad at the moment, but we can take ourselves on imaginary journeys in the trails of classic Romantic travellers. Let yourself get inspired with Jan Gustaffson, associate professor at the University of Copenhagen.
For now, we are well-prepared to hold a meeting on Zoom or Teams, or even have a virtual coffee with colleagues. How to celebrate seasonal events, kick-offs and thank you-gatherings over a web conferencing or meeting platform? We collected 20 basic ideas to avoid stiffly and formally sitting in front of the screen.
In the 21st century, the economy, practices, contents and values in journalism have to be re-thought. Nordic scholars and educators are now increasingly engaged in the work for the future of journalism, under the umbrella and key term "sustainability".
How to compare communication systems in the internet? In a recent article in Nordicom Review, two Danish researchers lay out a way ahead to measure the structural conditions for digital communication, leaning upon Hallin and Mancini's ideas of understanding media systems.
The Nordic and European countries are jointly strengthening research cooperation on COVID-19 to prepare for future pandemics. Organizations supporting the functions of higher education institutions are seeking for new ways to support research and education.
NordMedia Conference 2021 is now less than a year away, and it is high time to suggest Temporary Working Groups (TWG's). Even TWG´s at the conference in Malmö must apply anew. NordMedia2021 will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, on August 18-20th 2021.
A newly published report suggests that thousands of open access articles have vanished during the decent decade. Among the journal titles that disappeared in 2000–2019, over the half were journals in social sciences and humanities.
Data-collection can be enriching, stressful and hilarious at the same time. Carol Azungi Dralega recalls what it required to arrive at an abundant dataset from a focus group interview with diasporic digital migrant parents.