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Politisk representation i lokaltidningen: "Ettans" makt
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Political representation in the local paper : The power of the front page (English)
Abstract [en]

This study, Political representation in the local paper - the power of the front page, shows how the local paper Västerbottens-kuriren chooses, consciously or unknowingly, to represent politics on the front page during the election period of 2018. Given the premises that journalists must adhere to, could affect the reporting of politics.

The method for this study was a quantitative content analysis where a frequency count is used based on headline, preamble and to some extent image use on the front page. 

The study concluded that the newspaper had some political news, but that they were majorly excluded from appearing in the most visible article on the front page. The most common subjects that were on the front page were personal articles, or culture and entertainment oriented, which indicates a greater exposure to "softer" news. Of the political articles, the topic "other" was most prevalent, but also economics and business was a frequently recurring political topic. It was also shown that there was a gap in July when the frequency of political articles was reduced. The most widely used framing used by the political articles was game framing, which indicates a repetitive behavior on the part of journalists which, in the worst case scenario, could lead to skepticism against both politics and against the newspaper from the public.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 51
Keywords [en]
Front page, politics, local paper, framing, journalism, media logic, agenda setting, news selection
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Humanities and the Arts Cultural Studies Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-162931OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-162931DiVA, id: diva2:1347875
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Bachelor Programme in Journalism
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Available from: 2019-09-03 Created: 2019-09-02 Last updated: 2019-09-03Bibliographically approved

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