Att förklara det oförklarliga: En kritisk diskursanalys av svensk press nyhetsrapportering från attentaten i Oslo och på Utøya 22 juli 2011
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study examines how Sweden’s four biggest newspapers deal with the attacks in Oslo and on Utøya the 22nd of July 2011. This date, where the ethnic Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik, bombed the goverment headquarter and killed 69 people at a political camp, will be remembered for a long period of time.
With its critical perspective, this study examines a total of thirteen news articles published within eight days after the attacks in Oslo and on Utøya, to see in what way the Swedish news papers constructs Breivik as a person. Furthermore the study examines in what way the Swedish newspapers makes connections to Sweden and to what extent speculation is used in the news articles.
The theoretical premises for the study are the critical discourse analysis, and key elements within it that is used are ideology, discourse and micro- and macro analysis. The conclusion shows that Swedish newspapers are disposed to construct Breivik as a unique individual who falls outside the normative scopes in their explanations of a murderer or a terrorist. Furthermore this study concludes that Sweden and Norway is construct as a ‘We’ in the Swedish newspapers articles, and that a higher rate of speculation is established in the critical news reporting.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 61 p.
Anders Behring Breivik, Nyhetsrapportering, Kritisk diskursanalys, Norge, Sverige
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-23227ISRN: ORU-HUS/MKV-GK-2012/0054-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-23227DiVA: diva2:530668
Subject / course
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Moberg, Ulla, Fil.dr.
Larsson, Larsåke, Professor