NordMedia Conference 2021


Crisis and Resilience: Nordic Media Research on the Frontline

The 25th NordMedia conference will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland on August 18–20th 2021, under the heading Crisis and Resilience: Nordic Media Research in the Frontline. Crisis and resilience have been recurrent themes in many media and communication conferences in recent years, but perhaps never been more pressing than now amid the COVID-19 pandemic, where media and communication have been at the forefront in many respect. 

Local organizers at the University of Iceland are getting ready to welcome hundreds of Nordic media scholars to the capital and prepared to take the conference online if the situation regarding the pandemic calls for it. That decision will be taken in May 2021.

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Recent updates

Conference program

A preliminary conference program for NordMedia2021 in Reykjavík is set.

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Keynote speaker: Eugenia Siapera

Professor Eugenia Siapera will present the keynote lecture at NordMedia 2021 in Reykjavík in August. 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 will focus on the resilience of different types of media systems. The panellists are Brita Ytre-Arne from the University of Bergen, Kari Karppinen from the University of Helsinki, Victor Picard from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ida Willig from Roskilde University. Jonas Ohlsson from Nordicom will moderate the discussion.

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Registration Will Open in May

Submissions for NordMedia2021 are now closed. Registration for the conference in Reykjavik, Iceland will open in May. 

Divisions and TWGs

NordMedia2021 has eleven permanent divisions and four temporary working groups (TWGs). All abstracts must be addressed to a specific division or TWG.

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Pre-Conference 2021

The NordMedia pre-conference is a one-day academic workshop for doctoral students in media and communication studies.

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Registration and Accommodation

Early bird and regular registrations will open in May 2021, after the decision about the conference form (virtual/onsite) has been taken.

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Contact the planning committee and the local conference organizers.

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Previous Conferences

All conferences since 1979 have been documented by Nordicom. However, information about conferences before 1997 is available only in print.

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About NordMedia

NordMedia has been held every second year since 1973. The conference migrates among the five Nordic countries, with each country hosting the conference every tenth year.

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Conference Organization 

#NordMedia21 in Reykjavik is organized by the University of Iceland in cooperation with the national Nordic research associations and Nordicom. Suggestions and ideas about the conference can be sent to Nordicom at and will then be forwarded to the planning committee.

Planning committee: Valgerður Jóhannsdóttir (chair, 2021), Aske Kammer (SMiD), Marika Lüders (NML), Mikko Villi (Mevi), Kristina Widestedt (FSMK), Balder Holm (NordMedia Network), Maarit Jaakkola (Nordicom), Margareta Melin (chair, 2019).

Important Dates

  • September 2020: Call for Temporary working groups (TWG)
  • December 2020: Call for abstracts
  • February 2021: Deadline for abstracts
  • April 2021: Decision of abstract acceptance
  • May 2021: Early bird registration opens
  • June 2021: Early bird ends
  • June 2021: Last cancellation without paying the fee
  • August 17 2021: NordMedia Pre-Conference for doctoral students in Reykjavik
  • August 18–20 2021: NordMedia Conference in Reykjavik