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Den gode, den onde, den fulle: En narrativ analys av journalister på vita duken
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study highlights the stereotypical depictions of journalists in film using a narrative analysis of four major Hollywood productions, starting with All the President’s Men from 1976 through The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo from 2011. Its purpose is to highlight traits given to journalists in the movies and re-occuring themes in the portrayal of the media and the journalistic occupation. Differences and commonalities between the films are concluded in a discussion of ethics, personalities and the media’s self image. The paper can be seen as a contribution to the paradigm in which journalism in the movies is perceived at the moment. It offers a wide explanation to how the image of the journalist is conveyed to the public, an image that differs from how real life journalists go about in daily work life. This is essential, since most people never get to experience journalistic work in reality – but solely from popular culture – which distorts the perception of the media as the fourth estate. 

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2015. , 55 p.
Keyword [en]
Narrative analysis, Journalism, movies, film, depiction, media portrayal, alcohol, drinking, media, newspaper, stereotypes, image, self image, themes, Absence of Malice, All the President’s Men, Salvador, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Richard Boyle, Megan Carter, Mikael Blomkvist, Lisbet Salander, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
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Media Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-40577OAI: diva2:792360
Available from: 2015-03-04 Created: 2015-03-03 Last updated: 2015-03-04Bibliographically approved

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