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Tsunamikatastrofen i västerländsk media: En kvantitativ jämförelse av rapporteringens första vecka i svensk och brittisk press
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to compare the reports of the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and the British newspaper the Daily Express during the first week of the Asian tsunami 2004. To be able to fulfill the purpose three questions have been made: What is the main theme of the reports? Which country are the reports from? Who gets to speak?The study is based on theories on news values, media logic and earlier research about crisis communication. The chosen method is quantitative research and it has been executed through a code schedule. The total number of researched articles is 223 from three different genres: press items, news articles and feature articles.The results show that the reports of Aftonbladet and the Daily Express are rather similar. The main theme of the reports was personal stories. Reports from Thailand were most common in both newspapers, but even more so in Aftonbladet. Civilians got to speak the most. British civilians were most common to speak in the Daily Express and Swedish civilians in Aftonbladet. Most of the newspapers articles didn´t contain any authorities at all, but of the authorities that did get to speak, politicians/authorities from their own nation were the most frequent in both newspapers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Tsunami, nyhetsvärdering, kriskommunikation, press, kvantitativ
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57045Local ID: dc0cb671-4352-4124-95a9-24594908bf5aOAI: diva2:1030432
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Media and Communication Science, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20140703 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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