Sociala medier-journalistens nya källor?: En kvantitativ undersökning av användandet av citat från sociala medier i svensk press
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Social media – a new form of interview? : A quantitative study of the use of quotations from social media in Swedish press (English)
Is social media becoming a new form of interview?
This is a quantitative study about the use of quotations from social media in Swedish newspapers. We chose the online editions of two of Sweden’s biggest newspapers for this, namely aftonbladet.se and dn.se.
Although we noticed a big difference between the more serious dn.se and the more scandal-oriented aftonbladet.se both newspaper still frequently used quotations from social media.
The thing that we found most troublesome about this phenomenon was the fact that we found that journalists very rarely contacted the person whose quotations they used. That meant that the interviewee had a very slim chance of correcting any misunderstandings.
It also opened up the opportunity for certain people to use the media to spread their own agendas without getting questioned.
We used the social institutionalizing theory and the social responsibility theory to verify our findings. We also used the concept of the Megaphone effect to help better understand this phenomenon.
The study concludes that use of quotations from social media, without the element of an interview, is a danger to the credibility of the Swedish press.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 58 p.
social media, quotes, quotations, twitter, facebook, instagram, blogs, tumblr, sources, journalism, ethic
sociala medier, citat, quotations, twitter, facebook, instagram, bloggar, tumblr, källor, journalistik, etik
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-33655OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-33655DiVA: diva2:710669
Subject / course
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Elliot, Maria, Lektor
Forslund, Titti, Lektor