Dagstidningar och damidrott: En kvantitativ innehållsanalys av genusrepresentationen på sportsidorna i Sveriges största lokala- och regionala dagstidningar
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
According to earlier studies, men dominates the sports pages in Swedish newspapers. The gender balance is far from equal and the purpose of this thesis is therefore to look into how Swedish local and regional newspapers covered gender in their sports pages during the year of 2013. The study also examines the news values of men’s and women’s sports, whether there are any differences compared to previous studies and whether there are any differences across the country. The study uses a quantitative content analysis and the result is based on editorial material from six randomly selected newspapers in 18 randomly selected days. We have analyzed 2005 separate units in 108 copies of newspapers. The study shows, as in previous studies, that the news feed is mainly concentrated on sports practiced by men, and it isn’t any significant differences across the country regarding the coverage of gender. Sports practiced by men also have a higher newsworthiness since it gets more space and are more promoted on the frontpages of the newspapers. The conclusion is therefore that sports practiced by women are marginalized as a deviation from the male norm.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 81 p.
Sports Journalism, Gender, Women, Quantitative content analysis, Agenda Setting, News Values, Tidningen Ångermanland, Gefle Dagblad, Nerikes Allehanda, Värmlands Folkblad, Smålandsposten, TTELA
Sportjournalistik, Genus, Kvinnor, Kvantitativ innehållsanalys, Agenda Setting, Nyhetsvärdering, Tidningen Ångermanland, Gefle Dagblad, Nerikes Allehanda, Värmlands Folkblad, Smålandsposten, TTELA
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-39759OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-39759DiVA: diva2:786895
Subject / course
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Hamqvist, Sara, Lektor
Ringfjord, Britt-Marie, Universitetsadjunkt