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Offer för sin egen oförsiktighet?: en studie i hur Dominique Strauss-Kahn-fallet skildrades i svensk morgon- och kvällspress
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences. (DSK)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences. (DSK)
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Victim of his own imprudence? : a study in how the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case was depicted in Swedish broadsheets and tabloids (English)
Abstract [en]

On the 15th of May 2011 the former leader of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was accused of sexually assaulting a maid in a hotel room in New York. Strauss-Kahn was cleared of all charges on the 23rd of August 2011 since it could not be proven that he had forced the maid to have sexual relations with him.

The purpose of this study is to examine how the case was framed in two Swedish newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet and Aftonbladet. Svenska Dagbladet is a broadsheet newspaper and Aftonbladet is a tabloid newspaper. The purpose of this study is also to find differences and similarities in the framing of the case in broadsheet newspapers and tabloid newspapers.

The study is primarily based on two different theories; the framing theory and the tabloidization theory. The method used is critical discourse analysis based on van Dijks theories and methods. A total of ten articles were examined, five from Svenska Dagbladet and five from Aftonbladet.

Our result revealed that both Svenska Dagbladet and Aftonbladet used dramaturgical methods like exaggeration and speculation in their reporting. The two newspapers also constructed the storyline about the persons involved in a similar way. These results indicate that the gap between how broadsheet newspapers and tabloid newspapers write their stories is decreasing. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, broadsheet, tabloid, framing theory, tabloidization, critical discourse analysis, Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet
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Other Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-17122DiVA: diva2:484910
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Journalism
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Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-01-27 Last updated: 2012-02-06Bibliographically approved

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