Från apparat till App: Public service i ett förändrat medielandskap
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This Bachelor thesis is a qualitative study of the public debate regarding the role of Public service in the media converged society today. The purpose of this thesis is to examine how the public debate, that is the Swedish Public service television and people with broad representative knowledge about Public service, motivates a change of the function of the Swedish Public service television.
Our issues are: What does the public debate say about the function of Swedish Public service television in our society today and how is a change motivated in this debate? How does the public debate look upon today´s media convergence and the fragmentation of the audience which, according to Denis McQuail, is a consequence of this?
The method of this thesis is a qualitative analysis and we have analyzed ten opinion articles and Swedish Public service television magazine “DittSvt”. The theoretical background was obtained from Henry Jenkins and Håkan Hvitfelts theories and thoughts about mediaconvergence. We have supplemented this with Denis McQuails theory regarding the fragmentation of the audience.
In this thesis, we see that the public debate is a lot about diversity in Swedish Public service television programming and that the democratic base is still very important. We also see that the audience are not just viewers, as in the beginning of television broadcasting, but have become users of media. The analysis shows that public service is important for our society today and that it is something that should be retained but should be developed and shaped based on our media converged society.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 43 p.
Public service, SVT, Sveriges television, mediekonvergens, fragmentering
Media and Communications
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Subject / course
Culture, Society and Media Production, C-level
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law