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Journalistiken förändras: En kvantitativ innehållsanalys av hur mycket textreklam som finns i tre svenska lokaltidningar
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Problem definition and purpose: The media industry is a sphere faced with constant challenges. Technological inventions and economy are changing the rules of how and what media reports. To be able to stay current and make profit the newspapers have to adapt new thinking and evolve. In Sweden the journalistic union have stated that the line between editorial material and advertisement has became thinner. The purpose of this study is therefore to examine the state of three local newspapers today and the ten years back. It will examine if the occurence of what can be define as advetorial news – articles made by the newspapers own reporters but which serve and obvious profit for a second part – has increased or decreased. Method and material: To find an answer to the purpose of this thesis a quantitative content analysis have been done on a total of 1005 local news articles from three Swedish local newspapers in 2005 and 2015. Main result: The result of the content analysis shows that news defined as advetorial occur more frequently in two of the three studied news papers 2015 compared to 2005, while news defined as advetorial decreased in one of the news papers. The result also show that the total number of local news articles has decreased from 2005 to 2015.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
journalism, advertisement, agenda setting, news selection, framing, commercialize
National Category
Media Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26986OAI: diva2:900754
Educational program
Journalism Programme SJOUG 180 higher education credits
Available from: 2016-02-05 Created: 2016-02-05 Last updated: 2016-02-05Bibliographically approved

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