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Vem är syndabocken i den tragiska olyckan?: En kvalitativ studie om rapporteringen av bussolyckan i Sveg
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Who is the scapegoat in the tragic accident? : A qualitative study about the news reporting of the bus accident in Sveg (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine how three newspapers covered the question of guilt while reporting about the bus accident in Sveg where three school children died. The questions examined were: How does the local newspaper Borås Tidning and Barometern and the evening newspaper Aftonbladet report about the question of responsibility of the bus accident in Sveg? What are the differences and similarities between the three newspapers? We made a discourse analysis of 23 news articles from three different newspapers. The result shows that the newspapers reported about possible reasons that caused the disaster. If the society had taken responsibility and maintained the road then maybe the bus had not crashed. The passengers are described as guilty because of their lack of using seat belts. Simultaneously the bus driver is represented as irresponsible who could have prevented the misfortune by not driving so recklessly. Another aspect of the question of responsibility produce the bus company as the scapegoat of the tragical incident because of the miserable working conditions. We discovered that the newspapers are driven by figuring out the question of guilt in order to give answers to the readers about the tragedy in Sveg. Conclusions drawn from this study are that the media coverage are influenced by news values like their proximity to the persons involved.

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2017. , p. 36
Keywords [en]
Sveg, accident, news, journalism, guilt, responsibility, Borås Tidning, Barometern, Aftonbladet, discourse analysis, bus company
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-70043DiVA, id: diva2:1176402
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Journalism
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Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
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