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"Vad innehåller lokaljournalistiken?": En veckas lokaljournalistik på webben i Västerbotten
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What’s does the local news contain? - an analysis of a week’s local journalism on the web in Västerbotten, Sweden” (English)
Abstract [en]

This study ”What’s does the local news contain? - an analysis of a week’s local journalism on the web in Västerbotten, Sweden” examines the different discourses in the local journalism of newspapers and public service media. The aim is to find what makes the local news with the use of a quantitative content analysis combined with a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA).The study uses a theoretical framework that includes theories surrounding agenda setting, the power of the media, local journalism, news values and web based journalism. For the quantitative content analysis the online text tool Textometrica was used.The analysis found that the local news mainly consisted of news regarding sports and negative news such as crime, accidents and court cases. It also found that the local news mainly focused on a small part of the municipality of Västerbotten in its news coverage, where the biggest city in the region was of the most interest. When other parts were covered it was mostly for sport events or negative news. The qualitative analysis also found that there was a high frequency of updates on the websites and non-local news that made it into the local news due to being sensational. A difference between the newspapers and the public service media was also found where the papers focused more on local debates and public service media wasn’t as tied to earlier theories regarding news values.The study could also state that the content of the local media during the week differed from what is said to be good journalism and also what is said to be the journalistic responsibility that citizens rely on to make democratic decisions.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
Local journalism, Västerbotten, News values, Media and Democracy, Quantitative text analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis
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Cultural Studies Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-149173OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-149173DiVA, id: diva2:1219511
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Magister Thesis in Media and Communication Studies
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Master Programme in Culture and Media Studies
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Available from: 2018-06-18 Created: 2018-06-16 Last updated: 2018-06-18Bibliographically approved

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