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Är ni ett vanligt parti idag?: En studie om Sverigedemokraternas gestaltning i Aftonbladet och Expressen 2010 och 2012
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4889-2354
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to determine to what degree the framing of the political party the Sweden Democrats had changed in swedish media, from 2010 in contrast to 2012. Particular interest was directed towards the framing of the party as a problem.This was done by studying the news articles during 12 weeks in 2010, and 12 weeks in 2012, in the newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen. These particular newspapers were especially interesting to study since they have been outspokenly critical of the party. Both of the newspapers can be said to be among the most clearly critical towards the Sweden Democrats.I studied 256 published articles retrieved through the news database Newsline. Quantitative content analysis was used to determine patterns and tendencies. The theories used to determine variables and the analysis of the articles were the framing theory of Robert Entman (1993) and Jesper Strömbäck (2009). Theories regarding the function of news media in democracy were also used in the analysis from the context of Nord & Strömbäck (2012).The study showed that a slightly more negative framing of the party occurs in 2012. Framing of the party as a problem for the democratic principles occurred less, and moral evaluations were similar between the years. The term xenophobic was mostly used to describe the party in the the overall few instances it was used during both years, with a slight shift towards more neutral and less evocative descriptions like immigration critical in 2012.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
framing theory, Sverigedemokraterna, Sweden Democrats, quantitative content analysis
Keyword [sv]
gestaltningsteori, Sverigedemokraterna, kvantitativ innehållsanalys
National Category
Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26676OAI: diva2:629614
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Educational program
Public Relations and Communication Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2013-07-01 Created: 2013-06-17 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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