The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Digital Era comprehensively addresses the central dynamics of the digitalization of the media industry in the Nordic countries—Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland—and the ways media organizations there are transforming to address the new digital environment. Taking a comparative approach, the authors provide an overview of media institutions, content, use, and policy throughout the region, focusing on the impact of information and communication technology/internet and digitalization on the Nordic media sector. Illustrating the shifting media landscape the authors draw on a wide range of cases, including developments in the press, television, the public service media institutions, and telecommunication.
Trine Syvertsen is Professor of Media Studies and currently Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, Norway.
Gunn Enli is Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway.
Ole J. Mjøs is Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway.
Hallvard Moe is Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway.