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Kubakrisen: En tidningsstudie om svenska morgontidningars rapportering kring krisen
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Cuban Missile Crisis : A media study of Swedish morning papers reporting about the crisis (English)
Abstract [en]


Kubakrisen; En tidningsstudie om svenska morgontidningars rapportering kring krisen

The Cuban Missile Crisis; A media study of Swedish morning papers reporting about the crisis


The purpose of the survey is to illustrate how four Swedish newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet, Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning, Dagen and Ny Dag reports about the Cuban missile crisis based on the questions. The survey highlights what distinguishes the morning papers and by how they take the position of the ship blockade against Cuba that United States issued and what position they take on who to blame in the conflict, but also how leaders Khrushchev, Kennedy and Castro portrayed. The study is based on the basis of a newspaper study and theory of priming serves as an instrument for the collection of materials.


The survey results show in the first issue of how the papers stand to US ship blockade, which SvD endorses, while GHT and Ny Dag condemns it and Dagen stand in the middle without any real position. Previous studies treated SvD stance during the Cold War, shows that during the Vietnam War in 1965 SvD was very critical of the USA and their involvement. In this study, regarding the Cuban missile crisis, SvD are most clearly pro-US while Ny Dag accuse and highlights strong criticism of the United States.


As for Chrusjtjov, Kennedy and Castro, the survey shows that three out of four newspapers writes about a surprised Chrusjtjov, who had gone too far and a Kennedy who are determined and implacable. The fourth paper, Ny Dag portrays a Chrusjtjov that the rational one in the crisis while it is very critical of Kennedy and call him a hypocrite. However, all the four papers agree that Castro's role in the crisis was minimal or nonexistent.

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2015. , 37 p.
Keyword [sv]
Kubakrisen, tidningsstudie, fartygsblockaden, Kennedy, Chrusjtjov, Castro.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-40585OAI: diva2:792686
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Available from: 2015-04-14 Created: 2015-03-04 Last updated: 2015-04-14Bibliographically approved

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