Granatkastningarna i Malmö: En kvalitativ studie kring mediernas gestaltning av medborgare, polis och politiker vid en extraordinär kriminalhändelse
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study does research on the Swedish media's portraying of an extraordinary crime event in Sweden - the grenades in Malmö 2015. The study focuses on how the media portrays three major participants in the media image: the public, the politicians and the police. The question examined was: How does the media portray the public and the authorities during the grenades in Malmö 2015? I made a framing analysis of 30 news articles from the summer of 2015. The result showed that the public received the role as the victim, where the media image emphasizes on fear from the public. The police received two different images - the safe image where the media emphasizes on the work the police does on preventing crime. The other image was the critical image, where the media emphasized on how the public criticized the police success rate during these incidents. The politicians received a neutral image, where a small amount of critic was portrayed. The results of the analysis diverged from previous studies and theories in the field when it came to the police and the politicians.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 38 p.
Crime News, Malmö, Moral panic, Framing, fear, Aftonbladet, Sydvenskan, local news, nationwide news, media image
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52954OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-52954DiVA: diva2:932978
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Media Management Programme, 180 credits
Forsberg, Anette, Universitetslektor
Hamqvist, Sara, Universitetslektor