NordMedia Conference 2021

NordMedia2021 was a virtual conference, held 18–20 August 2021 with the theme Crisis and Resilience: Nordic Media Research on the Frontline.

The local conference hosts at the University of Iceland and the University of Akureyri originally intended for it to be held in Reykjavik, but the Covid-19 situation forced them to take it online.

Click the link below to read the summarising words of local committee chair Valgerður Jóhannsdóttir.

Keynote Speaker: Eugenia Siapera

Professor Eugenia Siapera presented the keynote lecture at NordMedia2021. Eugenia Siapera is a professor and head of the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin. She is also the director of the newly established Centre for Digital Policy.

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Panel Discussion

The NordMedia2021 panel discussion focused on the resilience of different types of media systems. The panellists were Brita Ytre-Arne from the University of Bergen, Kari Karppinen from the University of Helsinki, Victor Pickard from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ida Willig from Roskilde University. Jonas Ohlsson from Nordicom moderated the discussion.

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The planning committee

NordMedia2021 was organized by the University of Iceland in cooperation with the national Nordic research associations and Nordicom.