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En helt vanlig Idol: Identitetsskapande processer i Aftonbladet och Expressen
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to examine how Swedish tabloid journalism presented the contestants in the Swedish version of the reality show Idol 2009. We wanted to see which approaches tabloid news papers use when constructing the public identities of them. We have used text analysis to examine 37 articles and nine front pages with focus on the words, propositions, comparisons and parables that describe four of the contestants. In addition we have looked at myths and connotations shown in the pictures by using a semiotic analysis. The results show that the Swedish tabloids tend to describe the contestants in relation to their performances and personalities. They also compare them to stereotypes, music genres, celebrities and the other contestants. The pictures tend to enhance the propositions made by the articles.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 47 p.
Örebro Studies in Media and Communication, ISSN 1651-4785
Keyword [en]
Text analysis, semiotics, Swedish Idol, Swedish tabloids, identity, ordinary people, celebrity, stereotype
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-13436ISRN: ORU-HUS/MKV-GK-2011/0012--SEOAI: diva2:385596
2010-12-28, Örebro, 16:00 (Swedish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-04-15 Created: 2011-01-11 Last updated: 2011-04-15Bibliographically approved

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