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Ansvarsfulla män och omoraliska kvinnor: En narrativ analys av det politiska mediedrevet rörande Borg, Billström, Borelius och Stegö Chilò
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
Responsible men and immoral women : A narrative analysis of the political mediated scandal regarding Billström, Borg, Borelius and Stegö Chilò (English)
Abstract [en]

In October 2006 the media began investigating the four ministers Billström, Borg, Borelius and Stegö Chilò who were all being accused of miner tax fraud. The two women, Stegö Chilò and Borelius became the primary victims of an extensive media hunt where the media already had made their minds up; the women had to go. The more the women tried to explain themselves, they only seemed to be digging themselves into a deeper hole and ten days into the “hunt”, the media got their way, the women resigned while the men, even today remain on their positions. What was it then that made the outcome so different regarding the four ministers when the only thing to really set them apart was their genders?

With support of theories from Giddens, Habermas and Thompson as well as theories regarding media, gender and the medias ethical responsibility we have in a qualitatively narrative analysis studied 20 articles from Dagens Nyheter and Expressen. This contributed to the discovery of how men and women in these articles are presented within different power structures, gender representations, themes and roles. We also found that the two Newspapers, in the witch-hunt that took place, failed in their responsibility toward society when they ignored the relevant news reports in favor of an entertaining tale of responsible men and immoral women.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
Political Scandal, Gender, Ethics, Social Reproduction, Media, Journalism
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26801OAI: diva2:630596
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Educational program
Media Management Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2013-06-20 Created: 2013-06-19 Last updated: 2013-06-20Bibliographically approved

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