Olika tidningar - Samma nyheter?: En studie i homogenisering
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Less diversity and more homogenization in the media`s news range is the subject for our bachelor thesis. By analyzing and comparing three separate weeks in two of Sweden's largest evening newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen we wanted to discoverhow the diversity between the two newspapers had changed over the years, more precisely from 1993 until now. Had there been a homogenization or not? We wanted to study this because it is a long going debate about the news stories becoming more and more the same. An important debate because less diversity in news events and news presentation may lead to less diversity in public opinions and knowledge. When it comes to our result we found out that the diversity in the week of 2013 in comparison tothe week of 1993 was better for Expressen, but not for Aftonbladet. At the same time, our second analyzing week took place in 2003 and in comparison to that week both newspapers had greater diversity in 2013. So when we make a conclusion after looking at these three weeks we could say that homogenization was a problem in 2003, but is not anymore. Except for when it comes to public affairs. When we divided the news intodomestic, foreign, public and non-public affairs we discovered that the foreign news for every week had less diversity than domestic news, we found the same result in public affairs in comparison to non-public affairs. But unlike foreign news where the diversity increased in 2013, the diversity of public affairs kept decreasing. If the weeks we selected reflects the two newspapers news range on a greater scale this could be a democratic problem, because if there are some news that can contribute to more public opinions and wider knowledge it is public affairs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
Aftonbladet, Expressen, news range, diversity, homogenization
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31947OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-31947DiVA: diva2:693417
Subject / course
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Hamqvist, Sara, lektor