Culture collection: Two thirds of print newspaper subscribers are retired

Only 14 percent of the adults in (700,000 people in total) have a subscription to a printed newspaper, against 11 percent who subscribe to an online newspaper, according to The cultural habits survey, the cultural habits survey covers the first quarter of 2022. About 6 percent subscribe to both.

The results indicate that it is only a matter of time before digital news subscriptions become more popular, as most print readers are over 55 years old.

Overwhelmingly read by retirees
Among the age group 16-24, only 6 percent have a subscription to any of them, compared to 50 percent of those at 74+.

About two-thirds of all print newspaper subscribers are 64+, four-fifths are 55+, and one-eleventh are under 45.

With online newspapers, two-fifths are 55+ and two-fifths are under 45.

Rapidly changing media consumption habits
When retail sales are included, it turns out that 25 percent of the population reads a daily printed newspaper, compared to 31 percent in 2018 and 60 percent in 2012.

Among the other results, it appears that 17 percent of adults read foreign newspapers (printed and online), three quarters watch the news on television, almost half get their news from free newspapers or websites, 45 percent listen to radio or podcasts, and two fifths receive regular news via social media.

New media agreement in place focusing on democracy and embracing the digital age
Thanks to the support of all its red bloc allies, the has unveiled a new 2022-2025 media agreement that puts democracy first and embraces the digital age. “The agreement must help to ensure strong independent media in a digital media reality; strengthen local and regional journalism; create a significant boost for the Danish public service, sound, television and film; and adapt media responsibility to a digital age, ”the government explained. Among the highlights is a new culture tax of 6 percent for streaming services; greater democratic control over the tech giants and an updated framework for media responsibility so that the public is better protected on social media; more support for startups, media development and innovative business development; more quality content for children and young people; more support for district magazines and weekly newspapers; and 100 million kroner extra a year to , whose chairman Marianne Bedsted promised would give the TV company “a basis to work further with the core task of uniting the Danes on the important: our democracy, our culture and the Danish communities.”

Cannes triumphs for trio of films with Danish involvement
’, a home-made film set in about a serial killer directed by Danish-Iranian director Ali Abbasi, was among the winners at the Cannes Film Festival when its star Tsar Amir Ebrahimi was honored with the award for best female actress. It is the fifth acting award that a Danish film has won since 2000, after ’s successes for ‘Dancer in the Dark’ (2000), Charlotte Gainsbourg for ‘Antichrist’ (2009), Kirsten Dunst for ‘Melancholia’ (2011) and Mads Mikkelsen for ‘Jagten’ (2012). Meanwhile, two Swedish films co-produced by Danes were also successful. ‘Triangle of Sadness’ won the Palme d’Or, while ‘Boy from Heaven’ won the award for best screenplay. Per Damgaard Hansen from Coproduction Office and Monica Hellström and Signe Byrge Sørensen from Final Cut for Real were the respective co-producers. All three films are made with support from the Danish Film Institute.

Cooking named the second best food festival in Europe
Copenhagen Cookingthe ten-day event, which traditionally takes over the capital every year during the last two weeks of August, has been proclaimed the second best summer food festival in Europe in a ranking compiled by the global travel site Big 7 Travel. That Aarhus Food Festival placed 16. Criteria for selection included must-try dishes, festival history, and attendance. “This is where you get the very best from Copenhagen gastronomy,” said Big 7 Travel about Copenhagen Cooking. “The theme this year (August 19-28) is ‘Breaking with New’, which ties in nicely with the city’s reputation as a pioneer in food and innovative thinking.” It is also a fan of the Aarhus Food Festival (2-4 Sep): “It is a celebration of everything in terms of food – especially Nordic tastes, innovations and dishes. Come and help make , be creative with cabbage, bread baking and schnapps seasoning! ”

New business aims to improve academics’ presentation skills – especially scientists
Few comedians oppose the chance to appreciate the scientific community and their sparkling presentation skills. From Kevin’s teacher in ‘The Wonder Years’ to boffins at BBC2’s Open University, they take the brown suit, copious amounts of facial hair, 1970s approach. But now in Copenhagen, two well-established Australian actors are pulling them kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Kevin Kiernan-Molloy, who is well known to the city’s audience thanks to his roles in Crazy Christmas Cabaret and Why Not Theater Company productions, and Michael Worthman – one of the stars of the recent That Theater Company drama ‘Extremophiles’ – have launched Resonate with the ambition to teach acting skills and techniques to non-actors (mostly aimed at science and technology companies) who want to improve their presentation skills. Find out more at

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s daughters in sexually explicit new DR show
DR has a potentially landmark series debut on Friday that addresses many issues around sexuality and boundaries. ‘Salsa’ – starring Safina and Filippa, the daughters of Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – could end up being one of the most talked about series of the year, not least because of its explicit sex scenes. Lea Helmuth, the intimate coordinator of the series, told DR that it was important that the less experienced actors could “keep their distance from their privacy”. The plot of the show revolves around two young women using a sex app to evaluate their partner’s performance in bed. The first three episodes will be available from DRTV at 06:00 tomorrow morning.

Start converting the tunnel company’s workshop into a giant Nordhavn culture and business center
City Hall has approved plans for a new center for business, culture and innovation in Nordhavn, which will be realized together by By & Havn, NREP and Unionkul. With the name ‘Tunnelfabrikken’, the construction is now underway to renovate a huge 1990s hall belonging to Øresund Tunnel Contractors, which measures 261 times 125 meters. It is expected that the 27-meter-high hall will be divided into three floors, and that the total floor area will be 70,000 sqm. About 4,5000 sqm will be used to build 400 new homes. The rest will be designed by a concert hall, culture house, offices, restaurants, rehearsal rooms and studios. The completion date is 2025.

Father John Misty and Tove Lo among stars to confirm Copenhagen concerts
The American indie star Father John Misty has confirmed that he will play in KB Hallen on March 2, 2023. Tickets cost 425 kroner and are available from kl. Other musicians who have recently announced concerts in Denmark include: The Swedish dance music star Tove Lo (Nov 18; Store Vega; DKK 330, .dk); The American rapper Zack Fox (August 19; Little Vega; DKK 200,, the British youtuber and author Daniel Howell (13 May 2023; DR ; DKK 295,, comedian / actress Fortune Feimster (26 September; DR Koncerthuset; DKK 295, and author ALOK (17. July; DR Concert Hall; SEK 295,

Source: The Nordic Page

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