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Fewer advertisers but more subscribers to the Nordic news media during the pandemic

15 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

The corona pandemic has had a major impact on the Nordic news media. At the same time as advertising revenues have fallen drastically, interest among the audience for professional news coverage has increased, according to a new report from Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg. Several Nordic media companies have also reported record sales of […]

No connection between proximity to Stockholm terrorist attack and attitudes to terrorism

22 March, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Research has found that experiencing a traumatic event at close quarters changes people’s political attitudes. However, in the case of the 2017 terrorist attack in Stockholm, proximity to the attack had no additional political significance. Research from the University of Gothenburg shows that Swedes’ attitudes toward terrorism-related questions were affected equally, regardless of whether they […]

Media’s coverage of opinion polls significant – but not infrequently misleading

8 February, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

The media’s coverage of voter opinion polls does not explain the statistical uncertainties, and the results can also influence other political reporting. This is seen in a thesis investigating Swedish news media’s use of opinion polls and the consequences for voters and politicians. Media coverage of opinion polls often turns to the metaphors of sports […]

Few indications that the new media landscape leads to increasing polarisation in society

25 January, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Increasing political polarisation is often attributed to the internet and the dramatic increase in access to sources of information – also known as the new media landscape. Media researcher Peter M. Dahlgren, however, has not seen any sign of this in Sweden. On the contrary, his new thesis shows that the problem is considerably smaller than […]

Extracting precious zinc from waste ash

16 December, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Incineration of solid waste produces millions of tonnes of waste fly ash in Europe each year, that most commonly ends up in landfill. But this ash often contains significant amounts of precious metals, such as zinc. A unique method developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, can now help extract these precious metals, […]

“The global built environment sector must think in new, radical ways, and act quickly”

16 November, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The construction sector, the real estate industry and city planners must give high priority to the same goal – to drastically reduce their climate impacts. Powerful, combined efforts are absolutely crucial for the potential to achieve the UN’s sustainability goals. And what’s more – everything has to happen very quickly. These are the cornerstones to […]

Difficult to Implement National Corona Restrictions in Malawi

12 November, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Households need financial support if Covid-19 restrictions are to be successful in Malawi. Furthermore, the authorities issuing the restrictions have an additional bearing on their enforceability. These are findings from a new study examining the relationship between authorities and civil compliance in one of the world’s poorest countries. In April 2020, then-President Peter Mutharika and […]

The Beyond 2020 conference will guide to sustainable built environment

15 October, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

PRESS INVITATION: How should the global building sector act to contribute to the UN’s goals for sustainable development? This is the burning topic for Beyond 2020, this year’s most important global conference on sustainable built environment, organized virtually by Chalmers University of Technology 2-4 November. “The clock is ticking. The world’s building sector has ten […]

25 years after the terrible war – how should Bosnia and Herzegovina be able to heal?

6 October, 2020 - Linnéuniversitetet

In December this year, 25 years have passed since the Bosnian War ended. What were the mechanisms that started the war and triggered the genocide? How should people who have experienced a war in which neighbours from one day to another became bloody enemies learn how to live side by side again? These are some […]

Sweden’s new innovation centre for information driven care

10 September, 2020 - Högskolan i Halmstad

Leap for Life is a new innovation centre for information driven care. It is a joint initiative in the county of Halland for a collaborative effort in future healthcare between Halmstad University, Region Halland, all municipalities in Halland and the region’s business sector.