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Medier & demokrati is a national innovation and research programme. Members of the media, academics and social institutions collaborate in investigative and experimentally designed projects. Current and complete projects that Media & demokrati leads or is involved in are listed below.

Ongoing projects


  • Kb Mosaik: A Journalistically Driven Integration and Democracy Project Read more

    The dominant news source in Kristianstad – Kristianstadsbladet – determined that the city was growing but a considerable portion of the new residents lack the conditions to follow and learn about the society as consumers of Kristianstadsbladet. This made it difficult for the newspaper to play a role in local democracy. 

  • Media citizens not exposed to traditional news media

    In recent decades, research has indicated that more media users rarely or never take part of social journalism. A trend that can have an impact on community participation and on the media as a pillar of democracy. In the project "Media citizens not exposed to traditional news media", Ulrika Andersson, media researcher at the University of Gothenburg and research adviser in Media & democracy, deepens the knowledge of how rare users aged 20-35 are exposed to social journalism. The fact that 20-35 year olds are in the eye is because that group in previous studies has proven to be most likely for low exposure to media.

  • Mosaik Read more

    Gota Media also owns and operates VXO Media with headquarters in Växjö. In April 2018 VXO Media established a tangential approach to the affiliate Kb Mosaik (see above). The initiative is called Mosaik and, in addition to VXO Media, is operated by the Swedish Employment Office, Linné University, the Kronoborg County Council and municipality of Växjö. Financing comes mainly from the Swedish Employment Office.

  • Swedish Linguistic Data Lab Read more

    The AI project Swedish Linguistic Data Lab, which is headed by AI Innovation of Sweden at Lindholmen Science Park includes three media companies: Gota Media, Hall Media and Ifrågasätt.

Concluded Projects

  • Conflict Management, Dialogue and Reader Engagement in the New Media Landscape Read more

    The project is based on challenge-driven innovation and is financed externally by Vinnova. The focus of the first stage is to develop the project's idea and innovation and simultaneously plan how the innovation should be developed, tested and spread for value-creating use. The first stage also involves enhancement of the actual need analysis and the subsequent addition of more partners in the next stage. 

  • The Digital Media Landscape and the 2018 Local Election Read more

    How does the rapidly changing media landscape's affect local and regional elections? This was the subject of a study conducted by Medier & demokrati together with Mid Sweden University and Södertörn University in the unique research project called 'The Digital Media Landscape and the 2018 Local Election'. The project ran from May 2018 to the end of September 2019.

  • Beta Borås: Younger News Universe for Local Community Journalism and Debate Read more

    What local community journalism attracts and is relevant for 25-35-year-olds? In 2018 a special test editorial staff at Borås Tidning studied the answers to the question.