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Bland hyckleri och hemohes: En textanalytisk studie av den svenska rapporteringen om finska och ryska dopningsfall
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Amongst hypocrisy and Hemohes : a text analysis of Swedish reports on Finnish and Russian doping scandals (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study has been to, through a quantitative content analysis and a qualitative

text analysis, determine which meaning nationality is given in news reports in Swedish daily

press, and how it creates the event as a scandal. Focusing on two major scandals in cross

country skiing, articles from the Finnish scandal in Lahtis 2001 and the revealing of doped

Russian skiers in 2016 has been analysed. The theoretical framework for the study has been

Stuart Halls representation theory, the framing theory, and theories regarding media scandals

and nationality. The results from the quantitative and qualitative analyses has been divided

into four themes: Imagined communities, Us and them, Individual and corporate and Fallen

star. The results show that nationality is given meaning through the creation of imagined

communities. It creates a gap between us and them, a sense of the nations parting from each

other in form of cultural and moral aspects. There is also a difference between the

representation of the countries. In the Russian doping scandal, Russia is considered as a doped

nation, with a systematic doping where little guilt is to be put on the skiers themselves. In

Finland, the nation stands for the people and is not in any ways to be associated with the

doping scandal. Instead, the skiers get all the blame and little notion is made about the doping

as being organised. This has also made the scandals to be divided into individual or corporate

doping. As for the framing of the event as a scandal, attributes as “cheating” and a portrayal

of the skiers as fallen stars is represented. By revealing the names of the suspected dopers it

increases the news worth. An unexpected outcome was that the Russian dopers was not

mentioned by name as often as the Finnish, which could enhance the event as a scandal even

more. Furthermore, doping scandals could be studied in many different ways and is an

interesting subject to immerse oneself in.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Doping, nationality, cross country skiing, Swedish news report, representation, framing, media scandals, imagined communities
Keyword [sv]
Dopning, nationalitet, längdskidåkning, svensk dagspress, representation, gestaltningsteorin, medieskandaler, föreställd gemenskap
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133822OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-133822DiVA: diva2:1089033
Educational program
Programme in Media and Communication Studies: Strategic Communication
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Available from: 2017-04-18 Created: 2017-04-18 Last updated: 2017-04-18Bibliographically approved

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