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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

  • Local democracy in a global world Read more

    In "Local democracy in a digital world", news media and libraries test experimentally whether and how new forms of collaboration can strengthen local news and knowledge dissemination and the inhabitants' media and information knowledge.

  • Media citizens not exposed to traditional news media Read more

    In recent decades, research has indicated that more media users rarely or never consume social journalism. A trend that can have an impact on participation in society and on the media as a pillar of democracy.

  • The media industry and AI Read more

    Data- and AI-driven development is growing in importance, and the Media & Democracy project "The automation of journalism" is a research project that studies innovation processes and implementation of artificial intelligence and automation in news media. Media & Democracy also initiated and ran the national pilot initiative "Media industry and AI". The investments take place in collaboration with AI Sweden, Sweden's engine for applied AI innovation and research, media groups and universities. Below we collect media podcasts and reports published in the area by Media & Democracy.

  • The automation of journalism Read more

    Innovation, collaboration and knowledge management in the implementation of AI in news companies.

  • Crossborder Journalism Campus, CJC Read more

    The project, which runs between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2024, will develop a model for how students in investigative journalism at different universities in different countries can collaborate in larger projects in transnational investigative journalism / crossborder collaborative journalism.

  • Future of Democracy Read more

    Future of Democracy has been initiated and led by Media & democracy and AI Sweden, Sweden's center for applied AI innovation. The focus is on the borderland between technology and democracy, with the aim of safeguarding and contributing to development where digitalisation and AI are used in a democratically sustainable way. Future of Democracy operates as a non-profit initiative and the focal point of the initiative is the Future of Democracy Summit.

  • International Youth Think Tank Read more

    The project was founded in 2018 and has been part of Lindholmen Science Park and Media & democracy since January 2021. The goal is to promote the democracy movement among 18-24-year-olds in Europe and the initiative is funded until 2023 by the Markus and Amalia Wallenberg Memorial Foundation. A cornerstone of the project is the International Youth Conferences (IYC). So far, three have been arranged - 2019, 2020 and 2021 - of which the last two with Lindholmen Science Park as hub and host.

Concluded Projects

  • Local editor 2.0 Read more

    How should a journalist in a local editorial office work in an optimal way? How can the media create greater engagement and new forms of local journalism? These were the starting points for the research project "Local Editor 2.0".

  • Audiovisual Days Read more

    Audiovisual Days was arranged in the spring of 2021. Then in a further developed format that included four innovation programs within Lindholmen Science Park, of which Media & Democracy is one.

  • 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.

  • Beta Borås: Younger News Universe for Local Community Journalism and Debate, stage 2 Read more

    What local community journalism engages 25-35-year-olds and how ready is the target group to pay to consume it? From 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, stage 2 of the unique and acclaimed research and innovative project Beta Borås: Younger News Universe for Local Community Journalism and Debate.

  • 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.