Nu jagar de papperslösa: En kvalitativ diskursanalys om massmedias framställning av Reva-projektet och polisens arbete
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of this essay, “Now they are chasing paper-less - A qualitative discourse analysis of mass medias depiction of the Reva-project and the work of the police”, is to analyze how mass media portrays the Reva-project and polices work with the project. The basis for the essay will be eight selected newspapers. The Reva-project implies collaboration between the Police, the Swedish Migration board and the Swedish Prison and Probation Service within the border police. The aim of the project is to enhance the efficiency and the execution of the border police work, in accordance with the government’s target. Furthermore, we want to understand and describe how the discourse around the Reva-project is portrayed in a mass media context, how the articles describe the Reva-project, the police work with the project and also what consequences has emerged from the project. In addition to the discourse analysis a supplementary interview with a police officer has been conducted. In this essay we want to relate to previous research that addresses how news are produced and manufactured and how the police are described in the mass media by examining relevant material from 2008 and onwards. We have been inspired by Michel Foucaults archaeological approach and Norman Faircloughs three dimensional model, which we have used to analyze our data. The portrayal that mass media does of the Reva-project and the police work with the project is negatively emphasized in the articles as they use words like “disgusting”, “a death machine” and “unacceptable” when they describe the project or the police work with the project. However we can recognize a discrepancy between the mass media and police statements in mass media as well as the complementary interview we conducted with the police officer.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 40 p.
Mass media, Reva, police, discourseanalyze
Massmedia, Reva, polisen, diskursanalys
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20098OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-20098DiVA: diva2:661275
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Carlson, Per, Docent
Avrahami, Dina, Högskolelektor