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Ebolautbrottet 2014: Hur svensk dagspress frameade viruset
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In 2014 the largest Ebola outbreak in history occured. The media reporting on the epidemic was intense, especially when the epidemic still was not under control. The purpose of this study is to examine the Swedish media reporting of the Ebola outbreak. With a strategic selection 16 articles was selected for qualitative analysis, the aim was to cover all possible ways to portay the Ebola epidemic for the audience. The results show that there were four main frames in the media reporting; domestication framing, threat framing, Othering framing and balanced framing. Media reporting focused on Sweden, the United States and other Western countries, while West Africa was marginalized. The diseased in the West was individualized more often than the diseased in Africa. A large part of the reporting focused on the danger and threat associated with the epidemic. In a latent level the media reporting included Othering, where both Africans and Ebola victims were portrayed as the Other. The reporting also included news articles and stories that deviated from the domestication framing, threat framing and Othering framing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Ebola, eepidemi, ebolautbrott, nyhetsrapportering, framing, domesticering, postkolonialism, svensk dagspress, nyhetsvärdering, globalisering
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-54281Local ID: b3be2ff6-d4bd-4c27-bdf8-1b2aadaec69bOAI: diva2:1027662
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Media and Communication Science, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20160531 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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