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Kvällspressens nyhetsvärdering på förstasidan: En sensationell utveckling
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Our premiss in this study is the escalating competition in the swedish newspaper market, which have become an issue regarding smaller editions for the newspapers, and some scientist have claimed that this has brought an sensational touch to their news. With this in mind, we have studied if a sensational touch is brought to the two biggest Swedish newspapers

Aftonbladet’s and Expressen’s first pages. Our purpose with the study is to look into the newspapers development regarding a more sensational newsworthiness on the front page over time. The use of quotes, images and news themes is indicators to measure the development.

Trough a content analysis from three different years, 1972, 1992 and 2012 we have measured the data with the computer program SPSS. Our results of the study have showed a development that confirms the scientists’ point of view within this area. We can show a significant increase in the use of quotes, images and a change of common news themes. Classic digging journalism has been replaced by entertainment and more gossip on the first page. We can therefore confirm that there has been a development to a more sensational angle in the news headlines on the first page in the Swedish newspaper market. We’re suggesting further studies within the area, among other things what this development can mean seen trough a democratic point of view, when serious journalism can’t be afford to be produced.

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Keyword [en]
content analysis, newspaper, media, newsworthiness, journalism, quotes, images
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Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-27026ISRN: ORU-HUS/MKV-GK-2013/0005--SEArchive number: ORU-HUS/MKV-GK-2013/0005--SEOAI: diva2:600674
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Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-31 Created: 2013-01-25 Last updated: 2013-01-31Bibliographically approved

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