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Historien om jägarna: En fallstudie om rapporteringen av Kalixhärvan i lokala medier
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies. (MKV C öppna ht2013/2014)
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The story of the hunters : A case study about the reporting of Kalixhärvan in local media (English)
Abstract [en]

This study focus on how two local news papers in the northen part of Sweden reported about the investigation of illegal hunting, called Kalixhärvan, in the years of 1983-1984. The study also adress how this newspapers presented the agents that is mentioned in the newsarticles, who played an importent part during the investigation. The study is based on the analysis of eight articles involving the investigation. The aricales is selected from march 1983 to march 1984. The analys is made using the method of critical linguistics and with the theoretical ground in theories of masculinity and stereotypes. Critical linguistics has five methodological tools which are used in the study. The results of this study showed that the news articles uses stereotypes, language and words to make the news more thrilling. The study also showed that the police goes against the given stereotype in the way that the are portrayed as criminales. The hunters are mostley portrayed as an northern-Swedish stereotype, which are a person who loves the nature, hunting, snowmobiles, weapons and lives in a macho-culture. But they are also portrayed as a criminal group of pepole, who are hunting illegaly with illegal weapones. The study also shows how the witness of the crime are threatened by both hunters and police officers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
media, crime, police, hunters, hunting, criminal, news article, stereotype, masculinity
Keyword [sv]
media, brott, polisbrott, kritisk lingvistik, polis, jägare, jakt, nyhets artiklar, stereotyper, maskulinitet
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Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86038OAI: diva2:696807
Educational program
Programme in Media and Communication Studies
Available from: 2014-02-21 Created: 2014-02-16 Last updated: 2014-02-21Bibliographically approved

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