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I spåret av Islamiska staten: En studie av The New York Times och Dagens Nyheters gestaltning av IS
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim with this study is to compare the American newspaper The New York Times and the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter and its framing of the organization the Islamic State. The study uses a selection of articles during the period when Barack Obama ordered airstrikes against the Islamic State. The period is 2014/07/27-2014/08/14 and it gave 107 articles to the analysis. The study undertakes a methodology based on the quantitative content analysis. The study leans on the theory of framing and theories of war journalism which is a common and well suitable theory for the study’s aim. The result shows both differences and similarities between the two newspapers frame. The most notable difference between the newspapers' articles were the appellation of the Islamic State and also how the newspapers used sources and statements. The Swedish newspaper had a more religious orientation in the appellation of IS, while the American newspaper had a military orientation in the appellation of IS.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 43 p.
Keyword [sv]
IS, Islamiska staten, gestaltningsteorin, krigsjournalistik, politisk kultur, New York Times, Dagens Nyheter
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29501OAI: diva2:855961
Subject / course
Political Science
Available from: 2015-10-15 Created: 2015-09-22 Last updated: 2015-10-15Bibliographically approved

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