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Att beskrivas som misstänkt gärningsman i media: En undersökning om nyhetsbevakningen av en misstänkt styckmördare i fyra svenska tidningar
Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The subject of this thesis is how a suspected criminal has been described in written swedish media. The topic of the articles is the investigation of a man suspected for murder and for dismembering the victim during the winter of 2011. The purpose of this thesis is to try to answer the question of what the newspapers actually write to describe a suspect before he or she has been trialed in court. For the analyse of the articles, published in four of Swedens largest newspapers, critical discourse analysis has been used. The results have been compared with other analyses made on other cases and have been discussed with Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of action. Results of the thesis show that there are similarities beetween this study and others, in a number of ways. The descriptions of the suspect are influenced by wich agent is allowed to speak in the text, by the words that are used in the articles and if the agents in the texts are known to the reader or not.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
media, crime journalism, discourse analysis, Bourdieu’s theory of action
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18909OAI: diva2:622012
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Available from: 2013-05-20 Created: 2013-05-20 Last updated: 2013-05-20Bibliographically approved

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