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Nordicom Review publishes two regular issues per year and aims to include 3–5 book reviews in each issue. We welcome reviews on academic books within the field of media and communication research written in English, preferably with particular relevance for the Nordic countries.

The books are ultimately selected by the book review editor, and the reviews are written on commission, but the editor also welcomes suggestions from aspiring reviewers. Books that may be reviewed include academic studies and reports. We typically do not accept reviews of academic dissertations.

The optimal length of a book review is between 1,300 and 1,700 words, and the review should adhere to the following points:

  • Do not use subheadings.
  • The review author should provide their full name, title, and university affiliation.
  • Provide a page number for any direct quotations.

For more details, contact our book review editor for instructions for authors.

If you are new to the book review genre, or if you are experienced and want to share your expertise, please check out our Academic Book Review Community at NordMedia Network, a newly established support community for finding best practices and providing feedback throughout the process of writing an academic book review.

Book review editor: Maarit Jaakkola, maarit.jaakkola@nordicom.gu.se

Suggested titles

The list of suggestions is updated on a regular basis. Authors are welcome to e-mail their suggestions to the book review editor.

Books marked with an asterisk (*) can be received as print copies from the book review editor, and Open Access titles are noted. Otherwise, please request a review copy from the publisher after a consultancy with the book review editor.

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Media and Events in History
Espen Ytreberg
Wiley, September 2022


Screen Damage: The Dangers of Digital Media for Children
Michel Desmurget
Wiley, October 2022


Semantic Media: Mapping Meaning on the Internet
Andrew Iliadis
Wiley, October 2022


Deepfakes
Graham Meikle
Wiley, October 2022


Race and Digital Media: An Introduction
Lori Kido Lopez
Wiley, November 2022


Communication in the 2020s: Viewing Our World Through the Eyes of Communication Scholars
Christina S. Beck (Ed.)
Routledge, 2022


Danish Humour: Sink or Swim
Lita Lundquist & Helen Dyrbye
Samfundslitteratur, 2022


Regulating Big Tech: Policy Responses to Digital Dominance (Open Access)
Martin Moore & Damian Tambini (Eds.)
Oxford University Press, 2022


The Institutions Changing Journalism: Barbarians Inside the Gate
Patrick Ferrucci & Scott A. Eldridge (Eds.)
Routledge, 2022


Psychological Insights on the Role and Impact of the Media during the Pandemic: Lessons from COVID-19
Barrie Gunter
Routledge, 2022


Digital Femininities: The Gendered Construction of Cultural and Political Identities Online
Frankie Rogan
Routledge, 2022


Journalism's Racial Reckoning: The News Media's Pivot to Diversity and Inclusion
Brad Clark
Routledge, 2022


Environmental Communication for Children: Media, Young Audiences, and the More-Than-Human World
Erin Hawley
Palgrave Macmillan, 2022


News Media and the Financial Crisis: How Elite Journalism Undermined the Case for a Paradigm Shift
Adam Cox
Routledge, 2022


Tweeting Brexit: Social Media and the Aftermath of the EU Referendum
Maja Šimunjak
Routledge, 2022


Mediatisation of Emotional Life
Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech & Mateusz Sobiech (Eds.)
Routledge, 2022


Film and Television Production in the Age of Climate Crisis: Towards a Greener Screen
Pietari Kääpä & Hunter Vaughan
Palgrave Macmillan, 2022


Television Drama in the Age of Streaming: Transnational Strategies and Digital Production Cultures at the NRK
Vilde Schanke Sundet
Palgrave Macmillan, 2021


Digital Human Sciences: New Objects – New Approaches (Open Access)
Sonya Petersson (Ed.)
Stockholm University Press, 2021


Slow TV: An Analysis of Minute-by-Minute Television in Norway
Roel Puijk
Intellect, 2021


Material Media-Making in the Digital Age
Daniel Binns
Intellect, 2021


The Digital Disconnect: The Social Causes and Consequences of Digital Inequalities
Ellen Helsper
Sage, 2021


Movies on Our Minds: The Evolution of Cinematic Engagement
James E. Cutting
Oxford University Press, 2021


Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Narrative Aesthetics in Video Games
Deniz Denizel, Deniz Eyüce Sansal, & Tuna Tetik (Eds.)
Peter Lang, 2021


Capitalism, Crime and Media in the 21st Century
Neil Ewen, Alan Grattan, Marcus Leaning, & Paul Manning (Eds.)
Palgrave Macmillan, 2021


Children’s Literature in the Nordic World
Nina Christensen & Charlotte Appel
Aarhus University Press, 2021


Bridging Cultural Concepts of Nature: Indigenous People and Protected Spaces of Nature (Open Access)
Rani-Henrik Andersson, Boyd Cothran, & Saara Kekki (Eds.)
Helsinki University Press, 2021


Modern Folk Devils: Contemporary Constructions of Evil (Open Access)
Martin Demant Frederiksen & Ida Harboe Knudsen (Eds.)
Helsinki University Press, 2021


Kingdom of Nokia: How a Nation Served the Needs of One Company (Open Access)
Carl-Gustav Lindén
Helsinki University Press, 2021


Anime Studies: Media-Specific Approaches to Neon Genesis Evangelion (Open Access)
José Andrés Santiago Iglesias & Ana Soler Baena (Eds.)
Stockholm University Press, 2021


Narratives Crossing Borders: The Dynamics of Cultural Interaction (Open Access)
Herbert Jonsson, Lovisa Berg, Chatarina Edfeldt, & Bo G. Jansson (Eds.)
Stockholm University Press, 2021


Transnational Narratives of Migration and Exile: Perspectives from the Humanities (Open Access)
Camilla Erichsen Skalle & Anje Muller Gjesdal (Eds.)
Scandinavian University Press, 2021


The Podcaster's Dilemma: Decolonizing Podcasters in the Era of Surveillance Capitalism
Nicholas L. Baham III & Nolan Higdon
Wiley, 2021


Freedom of Expression in Universities and University Colleges: More democracy, more openness, and more humanity? (Open Access)
Mona Wille (Ed.)
Scandinavian Academic Press, 2020


The Digital Age and Its Discontents: Critical Reflections in Education (Open Access)
Matteo Stocchetti (Ed.)
Helsinki University Press, 2020


Generational Gaps in Political Media Use and Civic Engagement: From Baby Boomers to Generation Z (Open Access)
Kim Andersen, Jakob Ohme, Camilla Bjarnøe, Mats Joe Bordacconi, Erik Albæk, & Claes H. De Vreese (Eds.)
Routledge, 2020


Journalism History and Digital Archives
Henrik Bødker
Routledge, 2020


Media Health: The Personal in Public Stories  (Open Access)
Harald Hornmoen, Birgitte Kjos Fonn, Nathalie Hyde-Clarke, & Yngve Benestad Hågvar (Eds.)
Universitetsforlaget, 2020


A Handbook of Media and Communication Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies
Klaus Bruhn Jensen (Ed.)
Routledge, 2020 (3rd ed.)


A Theory of Communication and Justice
Klaus Bruhn Jensen (Ed.)
Routledge, 2020


Data Theory: Interpretive Sociology and Computational Methods
Simon Lindgren
Wiley, 2020


Critical Incidents in Journalism: Pivotal Moments Reshaping Journalism around the World
Edson C. Tandoc Jr., Joy Jenkins, Ryan J. Thomas, & Oscar Westlund (Eds.)
Routledge, 2020


BRICS Media: Reshaping the Global Communication Order
Daya Khissan Thussu, & Kaarle Nordenstreng (Eds.)
Routledge, 2020


The Historical Web and Digital Humanities: The Case of National Web Domains
Niels Brügger, & Ditte Laursen
Routledge, 2019


Media Solidarities: Emotions, Power and Justice in the Digital Age
Kaarina Nikunen
Sage, 2019