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Lämna din kommentar här…: En kvantitativ undersökning av aftonbladets kommentarsfunktion
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Leave your comment here… : A quantitative analysis of aftonbladets comment field function (English)
Abstract [en]

This study compares different articles on and the availability of comment fields on the articles. It is not possible to comment all of them and we examined which you could and which you could not comment on.


The study’s purpose is to examine how well the comment fields on take advantage of the opportunity to create a deliberative discussion that the public may take part of. This study looks at what subject matters it is possible to comment on and if there are any statistical correlations between those subjects that you can’t.


This study analyses 250 articles on the news site with a total of eleven variables between the 26 of November and the 7 of December. The variables contained subject area, headliner and if the article mentions any political party. The study also analyses variables such as racism, religion and violence- and sex crime in relation to the comment fields.


The main result was that you could only comment on 55, 7 percent of the articles. Of the articles that concerned economics, politics, crime and accidents you could only comment on one third (36, 5 percent) and of the articles that concerned sport, entertainment and health you could comment on 81, 8 percent.


The study’s main conclusion is even if the comment fields on have the opportunity to encourage a deliberative discussion it does not take advantage of that opportunity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 38 p.
Keyword [sv]
deliberation demokrati kommentarsfält nyheter webbnyheter aftonbladet
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-25262OAI: diva2:615150
Subject / course
Educational program
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-09-18 Created: 2013-04-08 Last updated: 2013-09-18Bibliographically approved

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