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En kulturell kärleksyttring eller bedrövligt för svensk fotboll?: – En studie av Sportbladets rapportering om pyroteknik
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine how swedish newspapers represent the use of pyrotechnics and the users of pyrotechnics at football matches in the swedish first division. We wanted to see if there were any preconceived notions of the phenomenon and its perpetrators that could be perceived in the report in the occurence of pyrotechnics at football games. Using the methods of qualitative text analysis and critical discourse analysis we have examined 12 articles in Swedens biggest sports tabloid Sportbladet that were wrtitten in relation to events where pyrotechnics were used. These methods were used along with the theoretical framework of sensational journalism, the sports media complex and the dramaturgy of the press. The results show that the report surrounding pyrotechnics at football matches is more nuanced than our initial beliefs. There is report which supports legalising pyrotechnichs and there is report that support a ban on the users of pyrotechnics. Whether the report is more positive than negative towards the use of pyrotechnics is decided by the circumstances in which the article is written. Among other subjects we discussed whether the way in which the report on the phenomenon of pyrotechnics could have a influence on the relationship between different fractions within swedish football culture. 

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Media Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52159OAI: diva2:921343
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Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-04-26 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2016-04-26Bibliographically approved

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