NordMedia Conference 2023

Welcome to Bergen!

NordMedia23 will be organized in Bergen, Norway on 16–18 August 2023. This conference site will be updated regularly as the conference approaches.

For updates about the conference on social media, follow #NordMedia23.

Recent updates


The registration for the NordMedia2023 conference will open 1 June. Please click the following link to access the registration form:
The early-bird registration ends 28 June. The regular registration starts 29 June.

Conference program highlights and fees

Conference registration will be open from 12:00 to 13:00 (Norwegian time) 16 August. The opening ceremony is scheduled to start 13:00. There will be a gala dinner for conference participants on the 17 August.

The conference is scheduled to close 15:30 (Norwegian time) 18 August.

The conference fee will vary depending on whether you register in the early-bird period and whether you want to attend the gala dinner or not.

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Call for Papers for NordMedia23

The NordMedia 2023 conference is now open for submissions. The biannual conference will take place on 16–18 August at the University of Bergen. The theme of NordMedia23 is Technological Takeover? Social and Cultural Implications – Promises and Pitfalls. A pre-conference for Nordic doctoral students will take place on 15 August.  

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Venues for NordMedia23 has been booked

The local planning committee for NordMedia23 in Bergen has booked the venues that will be used for the conference.

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Keynote Speaker: Nicholas Diakopoulos

We are proud to introduce NordMedia23’s opening keynote: Nicholas Diakopoulos, associate professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science at Northwestern University, USA. He is an expert on computational journalism, including aspects of automation and algorithms in news production, algorithmic accountability and transparency, and social media in news contexts. He is the author of the award-winning book, Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media, published by Harvard University Press.

Panel Discussion

The topic of the NordMedia23 panel discussion will approach the overall conference theme from various Nordic perspectives. More information on the panel discussion will be announced soon.

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Divisions and TWGs

NordMedia23 has twelve permanent divisions and three temporary working groups (TWGs). All abstracts must be addressed to a specific division or TWG.

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Pre-Conference 2023

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

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Early bird registrations will open June 1st, and close on 28 June 2023. Regular registration will open 29 June.


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 

NordMedia2023 is organized by the University of Bergen 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: Erik Knudsen (chair, 2023), Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke (SMiD), Marika Lüders (NML), Katja Lehtisaari (Mevi), Kristina Widestedt (FSMK), Maarit Jaakkola (Nordicom), Valgerður Jóhannsdóttir (chair, 2021) .

Important Dates (Tentative)

  • September 2022: Call for Temporary working groups (TWG)
  • 3 January 2023: Call for abstracts
  • 15 February 2023: Deadline for abstracts
  • April/May 2023: Decision of abstract acceptance
  • May/June 2023: Early-bird registration opens
  • June 2023: Early-bird registration ends
  • 23 June 2023: Submission of final papers
  • August 2023: Last cancellation without paying the fee
  • 15 August 2023: NordMedia Pre-Conference for doctoral students
  • 16 – 18 August 2023: NordMedia Conference