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My PhD: Navigating Passion and Pressure in Academic Life

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.

Exploring Doctoral Networks: Should There Be a Nordic One?

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?

Webinar for Doctoral Students and Job Changers

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.

New Nordicom Book in Political Communication: Eli Skogerbø on Building Resilient Democracies

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.

Doctoral Research in 2020: What Did the New Nordic Doctors Study?

In 2020, there were more than 70 doctoral theses published in the field of media and communication research in the Nordic countries. What did the newly graduated doctors study?

My PhD: From a Distance Teacher to a Video Researcher

"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.

NordMedia2021 Call for Abstracts is Open

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.

New Projects to Develop Nordic Journalism Education

This autumn, a number of new research and development projects aimed at advancing journalism education in the Nordic countries have received grants.

My PhD: Weaving the Web of an Article-Based Doctoral Thesis

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.

Travels of a Disciplinary Foreigner

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.

20 Ideas for Celebrating over Zoom

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.

Searching for Sustainability in Journalism

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 the Many Internets of the World? Scholars Suggest a New Way

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.

Call for Temporary Working Groups for NordMedia2021 (extended deadline)

The deadline for the call for temporary working groups (TWGs) has been extended to 4 December.

Academic Organizations Respond to the Prolonged COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Notes From a Manuscript Editor: What You Should Know about Preparing Your Manuscript

Academic writing probably undergoes more rounds of writing and rewriting, review and revision than any other form of writing. This is what you should know about preparing a manuscript.

Call for Temporary Working Groups for NordMedia2021

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.

Open Access, but How Long? The Problem of Vanishing Journals

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.

How to Get Together Online: 9 Pieces of Practical Advice on Organizing a Webinar

Academic webinars – online live events – have become commonplace. Here are some practical details that you should take into account as an organizer, speaker and participant of a webinar.

The Enriching and Hilarious Fieldwork: Experiences from Researching Video Game Regulation Among Immigrant Parents in Norway

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.