Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
På andra sidan tröskeln: En kvantitativ innehållsanalys av fem svenska tidningars gestaltning av Sverigedemokraterna före och efter valet 2010
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish right-wing party the Sweden Democrats gathered much attention during the Swedish general election of 2010. The party’s immigration policy clashed with other major Swedish parties perceptions and the Sweden Democrats got major coverage in Swedish media even before the election had taken place. Despite controvercies surrounding the party, they eventually succeeded in getting into the parliament.

This study explores how the coverage of the Sweden Democrats in five large Swedish newspapers has changed between 2009 and 2013. This was done by studying two periods, each period taking place a year before the next general election. This study aims to provide information on how reporting may change due to factors such as the subject, in this case the Sweden Democrats, gaining political power.

The study was conducted using quantitive content analysis on a total of 402 articles retrieved from Mediearkivet.

The result shows that negative reporting regarding the Sweden Democrats has been diminished after the party made their way into the parliament. It also shows that although the coverage of the party has been increased since the election of 2010, the party is also less likely to be the main subject of the articles in which it is mentioned. This study explores the normalization of a controversial party in a democracy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 63 p.
Keyword [sv]
Sverigedemokraterna, Jimmie Åkesson, Aftonbladet, Expressen, Göteborgs-Posten, Dagens Nyheter, Sydsvenskan, gestaltningsteorin, medielogik
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31504OAI: diva2:688654
Subject / course
Educational program
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-03-21 Created: 2014-01-17 Last updated: 2014-03-21Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1729 kB)159 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1729 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Olsson, TimHansen, Benjamin
By organisation
Department of Media and Journalism
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 159 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 297 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link