Ett kontroversiellt partis intåg i riksdagen: En undersökning av Expressens framställning av Sverigedemokraterna
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A controversial party’s entry into parliament : A review of Expressen’s depiction of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna) (English)
A controversial party’s entry into parliament - a review of Expressen’s depiction of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna)
The purpose of this essay was to study how Expressen presents the Sweden Democrats, as well as reasoning about the effects this depiction could have on the citizens’ opinion. Using a quantitative method I studied 122 articles, and through a qualitative method four of these could be further analyzed to reach a deeper result. The theoretical perspective that was applied in this study was primary agenda-setting and framing theory, to illuminate the power of media. The result showed that a prominent theme was to present Sweden Democrats as racists. Other recurring themes were to include the party misfortunate-, successful, crime-related scandals and as victims. It also showed that the Sweden Democrats rarely gets to speak in the articles and that the headlines and events are angled in an unfavorable way for the party.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 36 p.
The Sweden Democrats, populism, racism, framing, agenda-setting, media, ideology
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87433OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-87433DiVA: diva2:709240
Programme in Media and Communication Studies: Strategic Communication