Jonas Ohlsson, Associate Professor

Nordicom · University of Gothenburg, Sweden — Director

Research Areas

  • Media Audiences
  • Media Economics
  • Media Policy and Regulation
  • Media Systems
  • Organizational Communication


Jonas Ohlsson, is the director of Nordicom and editor-in-chief of Nordicom Review. He holds a PhD in Media, Journalism and Communication from the University of Gothenburg. His research interests include media structure, media economics, media policy, and media consumption. Ohlsson is responsible for the annual Swedish media industry analyses published by the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority. His monographs include The Practice of Newspaper Ownership: Fifty Years of Control and Influence in the Swedish Local Press (2012; dissertation), The Nordic Media Market (2015), and Ad Wars: Digital Challenges for Ad-Financed News Media in the Nordic Countries (2017; with Ulrika Facht).