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Storbranden på nätet: En studie i hur kommentarsfält och forum på nätet använder sig av nyhetsartiklar för att skapa diskussion kring en mordbrand.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Major fire on the Internet : a study in how the comment fields and internet forums use news articles to create a discussion around an arson. (English)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this study has been to explore and determine how the journalistic work was used by internet users to start and keep a discussion on the internet going.

We started in the aftermath of a local arson in a town of Sweden, where a discussion on the internet forum Flashback and the local newspapers commentary fields was raised.

We have used these discussions to study what part the journalistic work play in these events. To do that we used a critical discourse analysis and a rhetoric analysis to investigate how these discussions use news articles to make their point. We divided the comments into four different categories, which are comments about understandings of the event, comments that talked about the matters of fact, criticism pointed at the newspaper and comments that identify the offenders.

The result of the analysis shows that both forums use journalistic work as facts in their discussions. Both also use earlier articles that were written before the arson, to make their point in the discussion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Comment field, Internet forums, Internet discussion, Internet journalism, Polarization, Participatory, News on the internet
Keyword [sv]
kommentarsfält, internetdiskussion, internetforum, flashback forum, webjournalistik, nyhetsjournalistik
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17031OAI: diva2:483570
Subject / course
Educational program
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-01-24 Last updated: 2012-02-06Bibliographically approved

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