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  • 1751.
    Szalkowski, Arkadiusz
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants in Poland and usage of new new media by Polish consumers of Internet and sport journalists on the example of Polish sport websites.2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1752.
    SÁNCHEZ, FRANCISCO
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Political communication and virality in the US presidential campaign: A CDA analysis of the 2016 US presidential candidates’ discourses and performances in late night shows2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The current study set out to shed light on the performances that 2016 US presidential candidates used during their interventions on the late-night comedy shows. Following the methodologies ofCritical Discourse Analysis, the aim of the thesis was to uncover and, therefore, analyze, the type of discourses that candidates used in the shows and how they combined them. There was establisheda special focus on the rhetorical styles used by each candidate, as well as the emotional content ofthe discourses, unexpected situations and comedy performances, with the aim to find the elements which lead to virality. This study reveals the rhetorical strategies used by politicians through ananalysis of the political and personal discourses they used in late-nigh comedy shows. According tothe results, the political discourse is most prevalent during the interview than the personal, which isused to start conversations and evoke personalized emotions. The study provides insights upon the elements found in politicians’ discourses on the late-night circuit that lead to achieve virality on social media.

  • 1753.
    Särnbrink, My
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Culture, Society, Media Production.
    Arns makt: Representationer av makt, positivt kapital och livsmål i berättelserna om tempelriddaren Arn2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen behandlar böckerna och filmerna om Arn och undersöker genom berättelserna vilka representationer av makt, positivt kapital och livsmål som gestaltas. Uppsatsen baseras på den teoretiska tanken att populärkultur innehåller representationer med budskap, värderingar, normer och föreställningar gällande vår verklighet och därigenom påverkar vår uppfattning om världen, vår plats i samhället, vår identitet och vår uppfattning om vad som är värdefullt, viktigt och sant.

  • 1754.
    Söderlund, Bo
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Olsson, Jesper
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Sverigedemokraterna och flyktingkrisen: En kritisk diskursanalys av Sverigedemokraterna i sociala medier2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna uppsats genomförs en kritisk diskursanalys av Sverigedemokraternas språk på sociala medier. Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka hur Sverigedemokraterna använder flyktingkrisen i sociala medier för att stärka sitt väljarstöd. Material från Facebook och Youtube analyseras multimodalt. Ett urval av detta material förs fram i uppsatsens analys för att belysa relevanta egenskaper i Sverigedemokraternas diskurs. Vi kan genom analysen se att Sverigedemokraterna i större utsträckning än andra partier talar om flyktingkrisen. De framställer även flyktingkrisen som mycket mer katastrofal än vad de tre andra partierna vi undersöker gör. Vidare använder de ett språk som avpersonaliserar flyktingen.

  • 1755.
    Söderqvist, Marlene
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Spelet om spelet: En diskursanalys av hur porträtteringen av dator-och tv-spel har förändrats från 1994 till 2014 i dags- och kvällspress2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Computer and videogames has increased rapidly over the past few decades and today a majority of the Swedish population enjoys them on a daily basis. When there are many users, it becomes important how the media chooses to portray the medium because it can affect how the society judges and looks at computer- and videogames.

    The purpose of this essay is to look at how the portrayal of computer- and videogames has changed in Swedish Newspapers during the period 1994-2014. How the player is being portrayed is also relevant. The method was the discourse analysis founded by Laclau and

    Mouffe and the material was chosen from the two biggest newspapers in Sweden, Dagens Nyheter and Aftonbladet. Theories that were used in the analysis were mainly framing, cultural studies, moral panics and theories based on gender.

    The result shows that there has been different kinds of portrayals of computer- and videogames from the beginning, though it was mostly negative in 1994 and 2004. When games are talked about in negative contexts the main focus is the health of children and that the games power can take players into another world. The portrayal was a lot more positive in 2014 with a focus on the beneficial parts of the games as a culture. The player was from the beginning portrayed as the stereotypic male. In 2014 women is portrayed as players, though is experiencing harassments because of their gender.

  • 1756.
    Söderström, Josefine
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Let Me Take A #SELFIE: Hur resonerar tjejer kring selfien och känslan den skapar2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The essay examines the intentions underpinning for why girls take selfies, and how

    they reflect on it. A study has been made where seven girls aged 18-19 years that everyone is active on Instagram and publishes selfies more frequently were interviewed. The purpose of this study is to try to clarify if there is a correlation between girls' self-image and identity through the publication of selfies. This is investigated by the theories of identity formation through social networks, as well as the preparation of face vs the body and its importance. The study showed that the biggest reason for the publication of selfies was about to get confirmation. And that the positive response can be seen as a motivating factor to continue to publish selfies this then it generates a confirmation that the person is looking for

  • 1757.
    Sömersalu, Liisa
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Media and Communication Studies.
    The role of media in fostering citizen engagement: A case study on the communication tactics of the Let’s Do It! movement2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A wide use of social media and the development of digital communication channels have changed the game in grassroots activism. Embracing those new ways of communication gives a way to new forms of activism and raises questions about media’s shifting role in the sphere of social movements and collective action. The general aim of this study was to map the role of media in the Let’s Do It! (LDI) movement that fights against illegal waste by organizing clean-up campaigns and by building awareness about the problem among the general public. The purpose was to find out what role media plays in the mobilization of clean-up actions; in communicating with the whole LDI movement and in sustaining the global network.

    The research questions posed were: What communication channels are used, and how are they used by activists to reach general public and to engage the volunteers when organizing the local and the global clean-up campaigns in the LDI network? What is the value of the global Let’s Do It! network and how is global-local communication organized?

    To find out about the use of communication channels and the purpose of the global network, a web-survey and in-depth interviews with global and local members of Let’s Do It! were conducted. The results show that different communication channels have a different role in the process of coordinating clean-up campaigns and in sustaining the network. Traditional media is important for gaining wider visibility; digital channels of communication, especially social networking platforms, are multifunctional with combining the internal and the external communication; and face-to-face meetings and interpersonal relationships are deemed crucial in forming strong ties and sustaining the network both globally and locally. The actual media use is also strongly influenced by the cultural context and the resources available for the local teams.

  • 1758.
    Sörlin, Sverker
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science and Technology.
    Body and Soul: Notes on Challenges to Freedom2010In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 32, no 2-3, p. 29-37Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 1759.
    Sörlin, Sverker
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science and Technology.
    Offentlighetens upprätthållande2010In: Journalistisk kvalitet: En antologi om hot och möjligheter när medievärlden förändras / [ed] Torbjörn von Krogh, Stockholm: Sim(o) mediestudier.se , 2010, p. 209-222Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 1760.
    Sörlin, Sverker
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science and Technology (name changed 20120201).
    Johnsson, Philip
    Edbergstiftelsen.
    Messelt, Julia
    SVT.
    Det har ljusnat för miljöjournalistiken2008In: Journalisten, ISSN 0022-5592, Vol. 19Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 1761.
    Takemura, Aiko
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication.
    Challenges facing the profession of advertising in the digital age: An empirical study of Swedish advertising professionals2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis investigates how Swedish advertising professionals experience their work in the digital age. Findings from semi-structured qualitative interviews conducted with 15 people are organized using the concept of “media logic” re-interpreted by Mark Deuze, which covers four aspects of media work: institution, technology, organization and culture. The institution feature covers three developments occurring at the industry level, which are concentration, fragmentation and convergence. How these trends determine the way advertising professionals work is the main topic of this section. The findings show that especially due to extensive pressures from shifts of globalization and digitalization in recent years, an ongoing power struggle is taking place in all three institutional trends. The second feature is technology, in which the focus is to understand how technology shapes the way professionals interact with consumers. Interviewees were well aware of the increasing need to construct an interactive and participatory environment for brands and consumers. However, one should not be naïve and celebrate the powerful role of the consumers, nor assume that all advertising agencies are fully capable of harnessing digital technology. Organization is the third feature, where attention is paid to how professionals organize their projects and work styles. In advertising agencies, a major transformation was evident in the creative department where technologists who understand digital are becoming crucial assets next to art directors and copywriters. The last feature is culture, which examines how professionals perceive the cultures of production that influence the final advertising product. Many referred to positive aspects such as a flat and non- hierarchical culture promoting better collaboration. On the other hand, some interviewees indicated the misrepresentation of gender and ethnicity as problematic. These four features function to critically assess the challenges that lay ahead for Swedish advertising professionals in the digital age. 

  • 1762.
    Tarkiainen, Anssi
    et al.
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Ellonen, Hanna-Kaisa
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Ots, Mart
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC). Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Stocchi, Lara
    Flinders University, Australia.
    Double jeopardy phenomenon in consumer magazine websites2016In: Encyclopedia of e-commerce development, implementation, and management / [ed] In Lee, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2016, p. 2228-2238Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 1763.
    Taubner, Helena
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    “At least I can walk” – online re-negotiation of identity in post-stroke aphasia2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 1764.
    Temo, Sumbu
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Media freedom in Ghana: The repealing of the criminal libel law2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper was to study the connection between media freedom and media law, with focus on the Criminal Libel Law that was repealed in 2001.

    Development journalism was the applied theory. It is a suitable method to investigate the role of journalist as nation builders, government partners, and agents of empowerment and also as watchdogs. This way the correlation between media freedom and media law could be highlighted in different aspects.

    The study was handed out with anonymous surveys with respondents from a state-owned respective private press.  In total 21 journalists participated in the quantitative survey and three participated in the qualitative study. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were applied on a randomly selected sample of the journalistic population. The quantitative survey was structured as on a traditional standard survey. Thus, the questionnaire began with closed-ended questions followed by open-ended questions. The qualitative study was designed after the replies in the quantitative study.

    The result shows that journalists perceive themselves as nation builders, agents of empowerment and watchdogs with the aim of promoting democracy and empowerment to the population. The majority did not think that media laws, such as the Criminal Libel Law, hindered their objectivity. However, the qualitative study showed that similar laws could have a deterrent effect. Furthermore, there was an equal belief on whether ownership affected journalism practice or not. The interviewees thought that Ghana had a free media, possibly even too free and needed to be monitored

     

     

  • 1765.
    Tetzlaff, Jonna
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Nääs, Sofia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Idealister eller idioter?: En studie av mediers framställning av Johan Persson och Martin Schibbye under och efter fängslandet i Etiopien2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The idea to this bachelor thesis was born after carefully following the coverage of Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye in Swedish media during their imprisonment in Ethiopia from June 2011 to September 2012.

     

    Based on our interest we designed two questions to answer throughout the thesis. These are:

    (1) How are Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye portrayed as journalists in the discussion about them that has taken place in Swedish media?

    (2) How is the journalistic profession described in the discussion about Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye in Swedish media?

     

    To answer these questions we decided to analyse texts that can be defined as the genre of opinion journalism, which all came from Swedish printed media. We have chosen 16 texts to analyse which show the variety of ways to write about Persson and Schibbye in the chosen genre during the chosen period of time. Opinion journalism is what newspapers use to attract readers, as they want to supplement the news coverage with comments and analysis from “experts”.

     

    Persson and Schibbye were imprisoned in Ethiopia in June of 2011, and weren’t released until 15 months later, in September of 2012.

     

    To analyse our material we have amongst others used theories regarding social constructionism, representation, discourse, the journalistic identity and the journalistic ideals that exist in Swedish society. The method chosen to carry through our analysis is a critical discourse analysis, according to Norman Faircloughs theory and his three dimensional model concerning text, the discourse practice and the social practice.

     

    The results that came from our analysis is that Persson and Schibbye is portrayed in three ways; as journalistic heroes, victims and/or crooks. In those examples that portray Persson and Schibbye as heroes, it is not only them that are praised, but also journalism as a profession and the journalistic assignment. This is also true regarding the texts that portay Schibbye as a crook, since it is Schibbyes earlier engagement in communistic politics that is criticised, not the journalistic profession itself. Persson and Schibbye are also portrayed as victims of the Ethiopian government and abuse of power.

  • 1766.
    Thanner, Anna
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Hem kära hem: en bildanalys av Ikeas katalog 1973 och 20132013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studiens syfte är att utifrån tre frågeställningar undersöka hur fotografierna förändrats mellan Ikeas katalog 1973 och Ikeas katalog 2013, en tidsperiod med stora samhällsförändringar i såväl ett familje-som samhällsperspektiv. Det är med den bakgrunden det visuella uttrycket är intressant att jämföra.Den teoretiska utgångspunkten för uppsatsen är huvudsakligen visuell kommunikation, synen på familjen och semiotik. Uppsatsens resultat kan komprimeras till följande:Ikea-familjen har utvecklats till en mer mångkulturell och jämställd familj i ett ljusare och rymligare hem i katalogen 2013 jämför med katalogen som gavs ut 1973.

  • 1767.
    Thomas, Stéphanie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Alexandre, Valentin
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Luxury Sector in China: Behaviours toward French Luxury Brands2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: How Chinese people behave toward French Luxury Brands?

    Method: This paper is built on a deductive approach following three main hypotheses. Secondary datawere retrieved from books, studies and articles found in Halmstad library and several databases.Moreover, primary data were also collected through a questionnaire; which shapes the major lines ofour conclusions.

    Theoretical Framework: The frame of references follows our three hypotheses. First, the culturaldifferences between France and China are highlighted through concepts such as: Hofestede culturaldimensions, Mezirow’s theory and Guanxi. Then, the Mianzi philosophy and the flying geeseparadigm are used to support the hypothesis that brands could be used as social markers. Finally,several theories about the country-of-origin effect are used to analyse the image of French products in China.

    Conclusion: The authors conclude that French luxury brands are considered on the Chinese south-eastcoast as a mark of high quality, prestige and fashion. These features partly motivate their purchasingdecision, whereas the country-of-origin itself is not a convincing argument. These brands, usuallyexpensive, are nowadays perceived by Chinese as a way to emphasis their wealth and thus socialstatus. This behaviour shows a growing individualism toward French luxury brands ownership in acountry historically ruled by collectivism. The contributions and further studies possible are finallyestablished at the end of this paper.

  • 1768.
    Thor, Christoffer
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Otterstål, Fredrik
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Streamingtjänsternas inverkan på det linjära TV-tittandet: En undersökning om tittandemönster och värdet i tillsammanstittande2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to study whether streaming services has made a difference in the act of viewing linear TV together with others. The methods used in the research are: a focus group performed with six people, an email-interview with an expert in TV and a general survey used to define the user groups. The results shows that streaming services has had an impact on viewing patterns and also contributed with new ones. The Swedish consumer is more likely to use streaming services everyday except for Fridays, which can be attributed to a tradition called Fredagsmys (friday cosiness), co-viewing primetime TV on Fridays. Co-viewing TV is also affected by streaming services according to our studies, but not nearly as much as the viewing behaviours. We’re using a theory called Diffusion of Innovation to explain the usage of streaming services and why it has not been adopted by everyone as their main platform for viewing media. 

  • 1769.
    Thor, Tindra
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Painting the City: Performative Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Space and Art2018Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Understanding everyday urban practices as performative, political, and potentially transformative, this dissertation aims to explore how graffiti- and street art use, subvert, and, via media, extend urban space in Stockholm. Drawing upon a performative ethnographic approach, the study focuses on both the practice of and the various forms of social commentary and critique generated by graffiti and street art in Stockholm. The findings illustrate the diversity of positionalities that abide in this cultural cluster, noting, in particular, the ambiguities, juxtaposition and tensions therein. Furthermore, the dissertation explores the cosmopolitan potentials of graffiti and street art as transnational movements, which create connections through shared imaginaries and senses of belonging. The analysis is based upon in-depth interviews, nine months of fieldwork, and numerous photographs, and addresses three research questions: (1) how is contemporary Stockholm graffiti- and street art culture articulated and performed by its makers and in what ways the culture collapse with other media than “writing”/painting?, (2) what characterizes the scope of social critique articulated as part of the performative repertoires of Stockholm graffiti and street art discourses? and, (3) what are the critical and aesthetic cosmopolitan potentials and/or deficits of graffiti- and street art culture and under which conditions do they materialize?

    Theoretically, the study draws on the concept of aesthetic cosmopolitanism in order to explore and analyze the acts and practices of “world-making” through aesthetic performances. By linking aesthetic cosmopolitanism with ancient Cynic philosophy, the concept of performative cosmopolitanism is introduced. Performative cosmopolitanism captures the varieties of outlooks and spaces that open up through critical, sensorial, and, in certain cases, even transformative, interventions in the city and their mediated extensions. Using mediatization as a paradigmatic approach, both an increase in digital dissemination and visibility and a decrease in actual performances and visibility are observed. In this respect, the mediatization of graffiti and street art remains a paradoxical process. Given the entanglement of different media with graffiti and street art performances, the study further introduces the concept of hyper-mediatization to articulate an interdependent relationship between the actual and virtual forms of these urban performances: they fundamentally affect and extend each other by both sustaining and expanding existing imaginaries and connections and generating emergent ones. 

    The dissertation paints the image of a contested, controversial and subversive urban culture and its contemporary mediatized extensions. It shows how graffiti and street art can be understood, both culturally and politically, as a critical, alternative and essentially anti-capitalist aesthetization of the urban. Utilizing the concept of regimes of cosmopolitanism, the author highlights the potentials and deficits of “comingtogetherness” through and during creative practice and the dual dynamics of hospitality and encapsulation. Particular emphasis is placed upon the tensions related to gender and the ways in which such tensions factor into the social relations within these artistic communities and the aesthetics they produce. 

  • 1770.
    Thorvaldsson, Deniesé
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Svensson, Emma
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Kulturkrock: Vad ett svenskt företag bör ta hänsyn till vid etablering i Kina2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today, international companies are attracted to establish themselves in the Chinese market; this is because China, through its increased economy, is now one of the leading countries in the world. This also means that the need of marketing from these international companies increases. As a Swedish company you will experience some difficulties in establishing yourself in the new market as marketing communication, visual communication, and marketing differ. Due to the lack of knowledge these mistakes in marketing in China, we can come to the conclusion that Swedish companies design their marketing for the Chinese market with too little knowledge of Chinese culture. Therefore, a need to gain a greater insight into how a Swedish company should market itself to the Chinese consumer and the market using the right kind of communication is required if these Swedish companies are to be successful. The aim of our thesis is to investigate and gain a greater understanding of what the Swedish company needs to do when designing their graphics, expressions, and their communication with the expansion in China. With this knowledge, we believe the companies will greatly benefit from this as they try to establish themselves in China and can generate new career opportunities for the future. This was broken down into one topic.

    • What should a Swedish company take into account when designing their graphics, visual expressions, and communication with expansion in China?

    The work has been carried out based on empirical data in the form of interviews with Swedish graphic and communication agencies, companies that will and are working in China as well as people who have grown up and worked in graphic design in China and now teach about the Chinese culture here in Sweden. The theory is derived from literary studies to get a better understanding of symbolism and color knowledge, cultural and aesthetic differences, knowledge of web design and how to establish yourself as an international company in China. A respondent that has grown up in China has also accompanied observations of advertising and marketing in China. The results we came up with point to the conclusion that a Swedish company should specify their target as accurately as possible because marketing is greatly affected by this. These companies should review the target group's aesthetics, economy, class, geography and even the age and sex of the target group; these demographics are important to take into consideration. One should also take into account in the Chinese superstitious way of thinking regarding which symbols, colors and numbers affect the graphic and visual expression in communication.

    Chinese people place great emphasis on group affinity and relationships in the form of Guanxi; this means building a strong Guanxiwang, networking, and having contacts in China to get a favored future in the business. Although a large proportion of the Chinese population does not have knowledge of the English language, it can be good to have the name in both English and Chinese as and adaptation. It is important that it retains its roots as traditionally seen as an important part of China. When translating the product name the translation should be reviewed so that it is positive and also so that the Chinese people can see a direct link to the product features in the name. Keep an update of current politics in China because the government controls the market outlet.

    Finally, there are suggestions for further work of this thesis to provide further knowledge of what a Swedish company should take into consideration.

  • 1771.
    Thorén, Claes
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
    Ågerfalk, Pär J.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
    Rolandsson, Bertil
    Gothenburg University, Sweden.
    Voicing the Puppet: Accommodating unresolved institutional tensions in digital open practices2018In: Organization Studies, ISSN 0170-8406, E-ISSN 1741-3044, Vol. 39, no 7, p. 923-945Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines managerial control and the tensions caused by digital open practices. Drawing on qualitative interviews with managers of a prominent Swedish newspaper corporation, we apply the theoretical lens of institutional logics to analyse the institutional tensions stemming from pressure to integrate user-generated content, and the strategies for managing multiple logics that emerge as a result. Specifically, by linking managerial control to the logics of ‘profession’, the ‘market’ and the ‘corporation’, we use the concept of ventriloquism to show how managers recreate professional legitimacy when handling digital open practices by letting the corporate logic mimic the values of the profession. The study at hand contributes to the understanding of how digital open practices leverage managerial and corporate control, and the consequences thereof, and how the newspaper industry still has not fully managed to reconcile with user-generated content. Prior research is inconclusive as to whether digital open practices increase or decrease managerial control. This study concludes that framing the market logic in digital media exerts pressure on managers to find a defensive compromise to cope with unresolved tensions between the corporate and professional logics.

  • 1772.
    Thungren, Ellinor
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.
    Dahl, Rebecca
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.
    Att sälja landet lagom: En studie om Sverigebilden och Svenska Institutets arbete med nation branding2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: To sell the country of Lagom: a study of the Swedish Institute’s re-branding of Sweden and impact on the swedish citizens Authors: Rebecca Dahl & Ellinor Thungren Aim: The purpose of this thesis is to study the Swedish Institute’s branding of Sweden. We have explored if the branding is consistent with the picture that Swedes generally have of themselves and Sweden, and also looked at which consequences differences in this picture may have. Method/Material: Semiotic analysis and interview

    Main Results: The results of the thesis shows that SI’s branded image of Sweden agree with the picture that Swedes have of themselves and Sweden. However, there are some points where these two images differ, which may have impact on the population's self-image. Number of pages: 55

    Course: Media and Communication studies C Department: Department of Informatics and Media University: Uppsala University Period: Autumn semester 14

    Tutor: Anne-Marie Morhed

  • 1773.
    Thustrup, Malte
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Bendz, Viktor
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Livet efter döden: Svenska tidningar anpassar sig till en digital framtid2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The media industry in general and the newspaper in particular is going through major changes – technological, logistical, economical – due to the dropping sales and width of the printed daily newspaper. Few organisations have been spared the necessary rationalizations and cut-downs in staff. All of them are expected to produce more and better content, in more and new channels and platforms, with less resources. Some have been preparing for this a long time, others have never entered the digital world of news. In qualitative interviews with informants from six swedish newspapers, coming daily, we study their strategies for a digital future – where the attention of the audience is hard to get, advertising incomes are sparse, many of the competitors offer their products for free and development of new technology, new competition and changing consumer patterns is accelerating exponentially.

     

    The results show that those not yet successful on the internet will implement paywalls of the metered model within the next six months, to make up for lost income, one already uses a hard paywall and have lost most of its traffic, and one will not use a paywall – though they have a premium service – fearing all readers will stop visiting their site. Those who are making paywalls a reality in Sweden next year still believe in the printed newspaper, and also in a loyal reader, who will be rewarded with more than those who choose the free alternatives. Their perspective is optimistic, though very uncertain, as to the future prospects of making money from digital products.

  • 1774.
    Tiderman, Emmelie
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.
    Nedler, Karin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.
    En strategiskt konstruerad verklighet: syften till självrepresentation på Instagram2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The phenomenon focused on in this study is that while many young adults experience pressure regarding their Instagram use, the use is widespread. Furthermore, there are different purposes to the use, which are rarely analyzed from a strategic communication perspective. Therefore, the essay provides more insights from that point of view, regarding the expression of identity and social media’s role in that process.

    The purpose of this essay is to examine how individuals work with self representation on Instagram, if they have a clear image of what they want to convey and whether they implement it in their posts. Moreover, the study aims to explore the purposes of self representation and if it can be understood as strategic communication.

    Seven individual interviews and image analyzes were carried out. Based on the ideas regarding identity, lifestyle, self representation and media use, by theorists such as Giddens, Goffman and Sheldon and Bryant, the results were analyzed.

    The study shows that six out of seven interviewees had a clear picture of what they want to convey and found that their posts in some sense reflect who they are. Six recurring purposes were noted: using the platform to store memories, get attention, express identity, receive affirmation, develop knowledge and network. Furthermore, the conclusion was drawn that all interviewees but one use Instagram in a way that can be classified as strategic communication.

    The results provide an increased understanding of the purposes of Instagram use and how it can affect the identity and self confidence of young adults in today’s digitalized society. 

  • 1775.
    Tisma, Eddie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer and Electrical Engineering.
    Nilsson, Johan
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer and Electrical Engineering.
    Development of Web portal for health centre Aroma in Vetlanda2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This exam paper has been made with the health care center Aroma in Vetlanda. The work was to deliver a complete web portal with an integrated booking system. The objectives were to provide a complete informative website for Aromas users with the option to make an appointment for a vaccination or health certificate, order prescriptions and get update information directly published by Aromas staff. And to give the staff of Aroma a graphical Web interface to manage the content and the booking system.The report goes through the basic language used and why. Further it takes up it how works and how the final product looks and behaves.

  • 1776.
    Titus, Marcus
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Doss, Jonathan
    Kvinnliga sportjournalister på frammarsch?: En jämförande kvantitativ innehållsanalys av Sportbladets kvinnliga journalisters utrymme och innehåll2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study's purpose is to examine how female sportswriters representation in physical space and as regards content has evolved over a period of ten years in the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladets sports printed supplement Sportbladet. The history of female sportswriters in press all over the world seems to have been largely outnumbered despite the fact that the practitioners of sports is very similar numerically. To investigating this matter, a content analysis was made on 30 printed papers from each year of 2006 and 2016. The results showed that female sportswriters in Sportbladet had made some significant differences in the regard of increasing their representation in both physical space and what type of journalistic work they were assigned to under this period.

  • 1777. Tomanic Trivundza, Ilija
    et al.
    Carpentier, Nico
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
    Introduction: The intellectual work of the 2011 ECREA European media and communication doctoral Summer School in Ljubljana2012In: Critical Perspectives on the European Mediasphere. The Intellectual Work of the 2011 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School / [ed] Ilija Tomanic Trivundza, Nico Carpentier, Hannu Nieminen, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Richard Kilborn, Ebba Sundin, Tobias Olsson,, Ljubljana: Faculty of Social Sciences Press , 2012, p. 13-21Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Summer School was established in the early 1990s by a consortium of ten (Western) European universities, initiated by the Universities of Stendhal (Grenoble, France) and Westminster (UK). From then on, these participating universities have organised annual summer schools for communication studies PhD students, which lasted for one or two weeks and took place in a wide range of locations, including Grenoble, Lund, Barcelona, London Helsinki and Tartu. In 2010, the Summer School moved for the first time to the Department of Media and Communication Studies of the University of Ljubljana. In 2011, it ran from 14 to 27 August. This chapter discusses the pedagogical principles of the Summer School, and introduces this year's Summer School book.

  • 1778. Tomanic Trivundza, Ilija
    et al.
    Carpentier, NicoVrije Universiteit Brussel.Nieminen, HannuPruulmann-Vengerfeldt, PilleKilborn, RichardSundin, EbbaOlsson, Tobias
    Critical Perspectives on the European Mediasphere. The Intellectual Work of the 2011 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School2012Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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  • 1779. Tomanic Trivundza, Ilija
    et al.
    Carpentier, NicoNieminen, HannuPruulmann-Vengerfeldt, PilleKilborn, RichardSundin, EbbaOlsson, Tobias
    Past, future and change: Contemporary analysis of evolving media scapes2013Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book includes the work of lecturers and PhD-students at the ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School in August 2012 in Ljubljana (Slovenia). The book consists of four sections: 1/Crisis, 2/Journalism, 3/Time and Memory, 4/The Political. The book also includes all abstracts of PhD projects presented at the Summer School.

  • 1780.
    Tordelöv, Emelie
    University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
    Könskodade animationer till spelbara karaktärer: Vikten av att animation förmedlar samma budskap som karaktärens utseende2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med detta arbete var att undersöka hur viktigt det är för spelare att avatarens animationer är anpassade för dess utseende. Undersökningen fokuserar på rörelseskillnader mellan manlig och kvinnlig gångstil som baseras på tidigare forskning runt detta. Forskningen pekar ut flera skillnader mellan hur män och kvinnor går och påpekar att trots att skillnaderna är små, kan personer lätt uppfatta dem.

    I arbetet animerades tre gångcykler som applicerades på två karaktärer (en kvinnlig och en manlig). Animationerna visualiserade en feminin, en maskulin och en neutral gångcykel. Den neutrala gångcykeln skapades först och användes sedan som bas för de andra. Gångcyklerna skapades utifrån tidigare forskning runt gångskillnader mellan män och kvinnors gångstilar. Även den neutrala gångcykeln baserades på denna forskning med då användes den för att hjälpa till att motverka de rörelser som var könskodande.

  • 1781.
    Torosyan, Hayk
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Coverage of the EU ‘Eastern Partnership’ (EaP) program in Armenian and Russian media.2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Eastern Partnership program was inaugurated on 7 May 2009 in Prague. The Eastern Partnership project was presented by the foreign minister of Poland with assistance from Sweden at the EU's General Affairs and External Relations Council in Brussels on 26 May 2008. Its aim is to enhance EU relationship with six former Soviet countries involved in the program: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus.

    The aim of this study is to explore the tendencies of the coverage of the European Union Eastern Partnership program in Armenian and Russian media.

     The study is based on the content analysis of 144 news items sampled from four online media within the period of one year. The research is based on theories of globalization, media globalization as the Eastern Partnership is seen by the author of this thesis as a part of a broader event, than just simple regional cooperation.

    The program was launched recently; and the issue of Eastern Partnership was not studied widely by scientists from the point of view of media. However, it was analyzed by different political scholars from different countries. The aim of this thesis was to fill this gap.

    The results of the content analysis partly proved the hypothesis put forward. It showed that there are relations between use of sources and the mood that prevails in the article.

    Author states that this study can be developed by other research methods and can serve as a good foundation for future investigations. 

  • 1782.
    Tranback, Gustav
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Filmkritik - En genre på fall?2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I följande uppsats kommer filmkritikens utveckling undersökas. Till grund för arbetet ligger en hypotes om att det under de senaste 60-åren har skett en förenkling av filmkritiken. Syftet är att undersöka ifall det går att hitta belägg för tidigare nämnda hypotes och i så fall hur filmkritiken förändrats. De frågor som besvaras i uppsatsen är Har det skett en förändring i genren filmkritik? Vad kan förklara denna eventuella förändring? Är förändringen i så fall konsekvent under de åren som studeras?

    Analysmaterialet består av åtta stycken filmrecensioner publicerade i Dagens Nyheter mellan åren 1960 och 2005. Urvalet har gjorts efter fyra, ur ett filmvetenskapligt perspektiv, definierade perioder. Ur varje period har sedan en recension av en, för tiden, representativ film samt recensionen av det årets Oscarsvinnare i kategorin Best Picture använts.

    Som teoretisk utgångspunkt i uppsatsen ligger Walter Ongs teori om en inskriven och fiktionaliserad publik, Hans Robert Jouss teori om vad författaren förväntar sig att sin publik vet (Horizon of experience och expectation) och till viss del Foucaults maktbegrepp om hur makt utövas inom vissa områden. Som analysmetod har en kvalitativ innehållsanalys valts, till grund för den ligger Johanna Ledin och Ulla Mobergs text om textanalytiska metoder.

    Resultatet visar att en förändring av filmkritiken har skett utifrån de analyserade texterna. Dock visades sig inte förändringen vara konsekvent som först antagits. En tydlig förändring i skribentens relation till sin inskrivna publik kunde ses mellan olika perioderna. Också texternas koherens och struktur visade sig skilja mycket.

  • 1783. Trioen, Marit
    et al.
    Carpentier, Nico
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
    Mind the gap! The 2003 Iraqi war coverage, the desire for objectivity and journalistic identities2008Report (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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  • 1784.
    Troberg, Charlotte
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Den brinnande frågan: En kvantitativ studie om Aftonbladet och Expressens rapportering om bengaliska eldar2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Idrott bidrar till välbefinnande och för med sig många positiva effekter på människor. Dock har idrotten även en baksida där fotbollen är speciellt drabbad av ordningsstörningar i form av slagsmål, hot och antändning av bengaliska eldar.Medier uppmärksammar och rapporterar om fotbollens problemområden och det går att läsa om dessa ordningsstörningar i kvällstidningarna.Denna uppsats syftar till att undersöka i vilken utsträckning kvällstidningarna Aftonbladet och Expressen rapporterar om bengaliska eldar i samband med allsvensk fotboll samt vad som är utmärkande i rapporteringen. Genom en kvantitativ innehållsanalys har studien sökt svar på vad som kännetecknar rapporteringen av bengaler i de båda tidningarna.Uppsatsen teoretiska ramverk består av tidigare presenterad forskning samt tre teorier med fokus på gestaltning och framställning. De tre teorierna är gestaltningsteorin (framing), kognitiva scheman och attributdagordning. Uppsatsens syfte samt frågeställningar tar avstamp i dessa tre teorier.För att genomföra en kvantitativ undersökning samlades 98 stycken artiklar in och kodades i ett kodschema i SPSS. Artiklarna hämtades från Aftonbladet och Expressen ifrån de fyra senaste fotbollssäsongerna 2011, 2012, 2013 och 2014. Resultaten i undersökningen visar på en ensidighet och att den information som rapporteras från Aftonbladet och Expressen är mycket lik varandra i sin framställning och gestaltning.

  • 1785.
    Trost, Sigge
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it.
    Wahlström, Magnus
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it.
    Nolltolerans eller skademinimering: En studie av hur de svenska och brittiska drogideologierna återspeglas i Dagens Nyheter och The Guardian2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sverige för en narkotikapolitik som ideologiskt grundar sig i visionen om ett narkotikafritt samhälle, ofta omtalat som nolltolerans. Ett annat synsätt som anammats på flera andra håll i världen, bland annat i Storbritannien, grundar sig i principen om skademinimering. Skademinimering innebär att fokus ligger på att reducera drogernas skadeverkningar snarare än utrota drogerna i sig.

    Vi hade en hypotes om att nolltoleransen borde kunna skönjas i svensk journalistik då vi upplever att rådande politik inte ifrågasätts i någon större utsträckning. Som jämförelsepunkt ville vi även se hur det såg ut i Storbritannien. Ländernas journalistik representeras av tidningarna Dagens Nyheter och The Guardian. Våra frågeställningar blev således: Vad och hur skrivs det om narkotika i Dagens Nyheter och The Guardian? Återspeglas ländernas narkotikapolitik i journalistiken? Hur?

    För att besvara den första frågeställningen har vi använt oss av kvantitativ innehållsanalys som metod. Den andra frågeställningen besvarades med hjälp av kritisk diskursanalys. Vår förståelse av begreppen diskurs, ideologi och hegemoni samt den kritiska diskursanalysen har vi främst hämtat från van Dijk, Fiske och Berglez.

    I resultatet från den kvantitativa innehållsanalysen kunde vi se att det tycks mer kring ämnet narkotika i Dagens Nyheter än i The Guardian. Det skrivs även mer om konsekvenserna av droganvändning i Dagens Nyheter, samtidigt som det skrivs aningen mer om utlandshändelser i The Guardian. Resultatet från vår kritiska diskursanalys visade att ländernas respektive narkotikapolitiska ideologier i hög utsträckning återspeglades i det undersökta materialet.

    Resultatet av vår studie leder oss till att dra slutsatsen att medierna till viss del hjälper till att befästa rådande ideologier i folks medvetanden, särskilt vad gäller Sverige.

  • 1786. Trültzsch, Sascha
    et al.
    Carpentier, Nico
    Nico Carpentier: Crossing Borders2013In: Integrative AV- und Online- Kommunikationsforschung. Perspektiven - Positionen - Projekte / [ed] Sascha Trülzsch, Uwe Hasebrink, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft , 2013, p. 23-28Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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  • 1787.
    Tsikizas, Periklis
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.
    The Use of Social Media as Communication Channels in Nation Branding and New Public Diplomacy Acts: A study on the "Up Greek Tourism" project in contemporary Greece2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis, as part of the one-year Master Programme in Social Science with specialization in Digital media, has taken up the concepts of nation branding and new public diplomacy and examined them from the perspective of the role that new, digital or even innovative – as some may call them – media play within them. It consists of five (5) chapters and is a little less than sixty (60) pages long.

    The concepts and fields above  are usually confused with each other, as people tend to use the one notion for naming the other and vice versa. However, what is common in those two fields is the involvement of new media, such as social media platforms or platforms that enable crowdsourcing activities. Especially, within the past few decades that the internet has invaded the most into the lifestyle of a large segment of this planet, it seems as things, thoughts, ideas and actions are driven by or with the internet.

    Thus, with the opportunity of this thesis, I wanted to examine the role that new media play when it comes to talking about nation branding or new public diplomacy acts. This work has attempted to achieve that by focusing on a recently run initiative in Greece, called “Up Greek Tourism”. The initiative’s goal was to promote Greek tourism abroad, in an attempt to help Greece from within. A group of Greek people formulated the group and intended to gather the money through a crowdsourcing platform, in order to advertise Greek tourism abroad.

    What I actually tried to do is investigate the way they handled their channels of communication and the reason they chose internet as being central to their communicational policy. My idea was to do that by discursively analyzing a TEDx talk of the initiator, conducting a semiotic analysis on the images they used in their advertisements and by a short content analysis from the early stages of their Facebook page, through which it became known. Last but not least, I tried to verify the results by using their own answers from an open-end questionnaire they answered for me.

  • 1788.
    Tundrea, Darius
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.
    Artificial Intelligence is Getting Personal: A study on the Usage Motivations and Privacy Concerns of Intelligent Personal Assistants’ Users2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The present study is aiming to evaluate the Intelligent Personal Assistants usage motivations, addressing at the same time various privacy issues and concerns related to this emergent technology. To fulfil the purpose of the study I have applied two different research methods. Initially, a web survey conducted gathered 18 respondents answering 24 questions related to the presented topic. Subsequently, was organised a focus group by gathering seven respondents who shared their opinions on the subject of research. Two research questions were developed based on two hypotheses. First research question: “To what extent IPA users agree to personal data collection in order to gratify their sought needs?”; exploring the participants’ opinions when it comes to the degree of acceptance of personal information disclosure to gratify their needs. Moreover, second research question: “What are the motivating criteria that determine the usage of IPA?”. This question develops opinions and experiences on the usage of Intelligent Personal Assistants, as well as the way people perceive this new technology. The finding of this studies reveals that users of new media are concerned and aware of their personal data collection. However, as a result, they feel trapped in the network society by the peer pressure towards the usage of favourite mediums. Therefore, the denial of technology would bring unfavourable consequences from a social perspective. Further researches can be conducted on this topic, addressing in depth the Artificial Intelligence and its societal implications, possible utilities of the Intelligent Personal Assistants as a companion for children, elders and people with disabilities, Artificial Intelligence used in public administration. Consequently, many different aspects can be explored having the topic of this thesis as a starting point.

  • 1789.
    Turečková, Šárka
    University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
    Using player's facial emotional expressions as a game input: Effects on narrative engagement2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Even self generated facial expression could hypothetically affect emotional engagement in narrative and with it possibly even other aspects of narrative engagement. This thesis evaluates effects of using player's facial emotional expressions as a game decision input in a social situation on narrative engagement and its dimensions. To evaluate this, players' experiences from each of the versions of for this purpose developed game are collected, compared and analysed. The data collection is conducted through Busselle's and Bilandzic's (2009) narrative engagement scale, additional questions, observations and short interview with focus on characters and goals. Effects on narrative engagement couldn't be statistically proven. However, from the analysis was shown, that using player's facial emotional expressions as a game decision input in a social situation could possibly positively affect empathic engagement with characters and enjoyment.

  • 1790.
    Turstam, Johannes
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Porali, Eric
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Saudiarabien – Sveriges problematiska partner: En studie om hur Saudiarabien gestaltas i svensk press2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this bachelor thesis was to examine how Saudi Arabia is portrayed in Swedish press. This includes the largest newspapers from the major cities of Sweden as well as the larger newspapers from the less populated areas. Since a significant amount of news in these newspapers, especially those from the less populated areas, are provided from news agencies these were included in the study as well. 

    The questions examined were: which portrayals of Saudi Arabia is used in the Swedish press and how frequently are they recurring? Does the historic relationship between Europe and Islam effect contemporary portrayals of Saudi Arabia in Swedish press and, in that case, how? Do differences in portrayals occur depending on the relationship between Sweden and Saudi Arabia in the news context?

    To approach this we conducted a quantitative framing analysis. Three frames were first identified in a qualitative study. How frequently these frames were used was then analyzed with a quantitative approach. The news articles examined were published during two news events. In 2012 information regarding the military cooperation between Sweden and Saudi Arabia surfaced causing criticism towards the Swedish regime. In 2015 the Swedish regime decided to cancel said military cooperation.

    The study showed that the historic relationship between Europe and Islam does indeed effect the portrayal of Saudi Arabia in Swedish press today. Attributes commonly associated with post colonialism and orientalism such as Muslims as barbaric and highly conservative was found. The study also found portrayals of Saudi Arabia as increasingly powerful and that this, due to the aforementioned attributes, was highly problematic.

    The “power frame”, as we chose to call it, was the most commonly used frame in both news events. The “barbaric frame” and the “conservative frame” was more commonly used in a news context were Sweden and Saudi Arabia stood in a diplomatic conflict.

  • 1791.
    Unosson Kortelainen, Anton
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Granath, Albert
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    En kulturell kärleksyttring eller bedrövligt för svensk fotboll?: – En studie av Sportbladets rapportering om pyroteknik2016Independent 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. 

  • 1792.
    Uppal, Charu
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Media and Communication Studies.
    Only the truth triumphs: When TV dares to contemplate taboo issues!2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 1793.
    Uppal, Charu
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Media and Communication Studies.
    What Do Children Want?  Children on the News Media Coverage of the 2011 Japan Disasters2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 1794. Ur Rehman, S.
    et al.
    Khan, M. S. L.
    Li, L.
    Li, Haibo
    KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID.
    Vibrotactile TV for immersive experience2014In: 2014 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA 2014, IEEE conference proceedings, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Audio and video are two powerful media forms to shorten the distance between audience/viewer and actors or players in the TV and films. The recent research shows that today people are using more and more multimedia contents on mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones. Therefore, an important question emerges - how can we render high-quality, personal immersive experiences to consumers on these systems? To give audience an immersive engagement that differs from 'watching a play', we have designed a study to render complete immersive media which include the 'emotional information' based on augmented vibrotactile-coding on the back of the user along with audio-video signal. The reported emotional responses to videos viewed with and without haptic enhancement, show that participants exhibited an increased emotional response to media with haptic enhancement. Overall, these studies suggest that the effectiveness of our approach and using a multisensory approach increase immersion and user satisfaction.

  • 1795.
    Utas, Anneli
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Grön kommunikation?: En kvalitativ studie ur publikperspektiv2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    SYFTE:                                              

    Att undersöka hur så kallad grön kommunikation, med en tydlig utgångspunkt i hållbarhet, tas emot av konsumenter. För att illustrera problematik som kan uppstå, valdes kommunikation från ett företag som i sammanhanget är mycket kontroversiell; Preem – säljare och producent av drivmedel.

    TEORETISK RAM:                         

    Denna studie utgår från teori kring hållbarhet, grön marknadsföring och utifrån detta även teorier om CSR – Corporate, Social, Responsibility. Vidare läggs uteslutande vikt vid teori kring konsumenten, vilket innefattar dennes strategier kring behov och risk.

     

    METOD:                                           

    Receptionsanalys utifrån material, som med fördel, samlats in via fokusgrupper.

     

    SLUTSATSER:                                  

    Det blir tydligt att konsumenterna i studien tenderar att se på hållbarhet utifrån ett individ-perspektiv. Preems kommunikation kan ses skapa resonemang med stor fundersamhet och fluktuerande karaktär, som inte sällan slutligen landar i individens prioritering av sitt egna behov. 

  • 1796.
    Valberg, Linus
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Frank-Logue, Molly
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    En aktuell studie för den lilla människan: Kvantitativ innehållsanalys av Lilla Aktuellt då och nu2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines the representation of interviewees according to apperance and time of apperance in the Swedish children’s news programme Lilla Aktuellt, 1994 and 2014 set out from an intersectional perspective. The thesis therefore examines whom of the interviewees that is over-and underrepresented in the programme, when it comes to the collaboration of the chosen categories: Sex, Age and Ethnicity. As researchers point out that a high frequency in appearance in media means domination and a conception of representing the norm in society

    this thesis therefore also does examine the superiority and inferiority that occures in the programme both years.

     

    The result of this thesis show that there has been changes in the representation over time. All groups of children have been given a larger amout of space while the representation of all groups of people that don’t follow the ethnical norm, basically hasn’t changed at all. Amongst the different sexes there has been a fairly more even representation over time. The overall results show that there has been a slightly more balanced distribution over time between all of the groups appearances and time of appearances. Therefore not said that there isn’t room for improvement, on the contrary there are still things to be done for a greater representation according to multiplicity and equality in Lilla Aktuellt.

     

    Of all the groups of interviewees in Lilla Aktuellt the people that are “male and not children who follow the ethnical norm” have decreased their visability most over time and are therefore the ones that have decreased their power most. The people that are “female children who don’t follow the ethnical norm” are the ones that have increased their visability most over time thus this means that they are the ones that have increased their power most over time.

  • 1797. Van Bauwel, Sofie
    et al.
    Carpentier, NicoVrije Universiteit Brussel.
    Trans-reality television. The transgression of reality, genre, politics and audience2010Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Trans-Reality Television: The Transgression of Reality, Genre, Politics, and Audience offers an overview of contributions which engage with the phenomenon of reality television as a tool to reflect on societal and mediated transformations and transgressions. While some contributors delve deep into the theoretical issues, others approach the topic at hand through empirical studies of specific reality television formats and programs. The chapters in this volume are divided into four sections, all of which deal with how we see the fluid social at work in reality television through the trans-real, trans-politics, trans-genre, and trans-audience. The first section stresses the concept of the trans-real. These chapters go into the complexity of the construction of reality in reality television. The second section, which deals with the concept of trans-politics, offers a diversity of perspectives on the articulation and re-articulation of politics and the political. In the third section, trans-genre, the chapters analyze how the modern conceptualizations of genre and format are transcended. Finally, the last set of chapters articulate the concept of trans-audiences, using case studies of particular audiences and a study of reality celebrities. Trans-Reality Television concludes by returning to the sense and nonsense of the use of these 'post' concepts.

  • 1798. Van Bauwel, Sofie
    et al.
    Carpentier, Nico
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
    Trans-reality TV as a site of contingent reality2010In: Trans-reality television. The transgression of reality, genre, politics and audience in Reality TV, Lexington: MA: Lexington Books , 2010, p. 1-17Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    //

  • 1799. Van Brussel-De Vriendt, Leen
    et al.
    Carpentier, Nico
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
    Dying patients, dying bodies: discourses on autonomy and dignity in the North-Belgian newspaper coverage on euthanasia2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 1800. Van Brussel-De Vriendt, Leen
    et al.
    Carpentier, Nico
    The social construction of death: Interdisciplinary perspectives2014Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thanatological research in the social sciences and the humanities acknowledges that death is culturally and socially embedded. The idea of the social construction of death has been taken on board, albeit slowly, by the social and cultural study of death, but explicit reflections on the underlying ontologies and epistemologies of this paradigm remain scarce. This edited volume aims to strengthen the paradigmatic reflections about the social construction of death in thanatology and contribute to a theoretical reinforcement of the field. It also puts death and dying more explicitly on the agenda of social constructionist and social constructivist research in general, arguing that the study of death is important for these approaches. The thirteen contributions gathered in this volume, written by well-established scholars from a variety of disciplines (including sociology, anthropology, media and cultural studies, and political sciences), theorise the social construction of death and dying, and deploy it to analyse a wide variety of meaning-making practices in societal fields such as ethics, politics, media, medicine and family.

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