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"Idioter", "mörka krafter" och fotboll: en studie av mediers rapportering om fotbollsrelaterat våld
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


This thesis purpose is to fill a knowledge gap of research into football-related violence and media. The objective is to create an understanding of how football-related violence is portrayed in the Swedish tabloids Aftonbladet and Expressen.


To reach the desideratum we used a qualitative content analysis of 198 articles concerning football-related violence. To analyse the results we used theories regarding ‘Framing’, ‘the three ‘I’s and the ‘Stigma-theory’.


The result from the initial analysis showed a heavy reliance on ‘frames’ by media outlets. This tended to make the news seem more sensational, dramatized and subsequently more readable than it otherwise would have been. When the articles are framed, the journalists’ use various keywords and metaphors to make an ordinary event into an exciting sports story that attracts readers.

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Keyword [sv]
sportjournalistik, fotboll, huliganism, stigmatisering, framing
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27201OAI: diva2:633396
Educational program
Public Relations and Communication Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2013-07-01 Created: 2013-06-26 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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