umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Mord som mord?: En undersökning av Aftonbladets och Svenska Dagbladets rapportering av mordfall
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Murder like murder? A study of Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet's coverage of murder cases (English)
Abstract [en]

This study aims to investigate how female and male murder victims are represented in two swedish newspapers Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet. By analyzing articles about the murders of Lisa Holm, Ida Johnsson, Ahmed Obaid and Rami Amin this study seeks to understand how they differ depending on the gender of the victim. To answer this, three research questions have been included; 1) How is the murder victim represented depending on if it’s a man or a woman? 2) Which other aspects than the murder victim is given a focus in the articles and what realities is formed from it? 3) ​Are there any differences between the morning newspaper and the evening newspaper, if so, which? The theoretical framework that was used to answer these three questions are social constructivism, Stuart Halls encoding/decoding and representation, gender theory, agenda theory and attribute agenda, priming and framing. The material consists of articles from the two newspapers, and the chosen methods are both a quantitative and qualitative textual analysis. The results shows that the male murder victims are described by their future plans and careers in a way that the female victims were not. There were two other aspects which were given a focus in the articles, the location and the murderer. ​The location of the murders of Ahmed Obaid and Rami Amin, which in both cases were Malmö, was described as a dangerous place with a lot of criminal acts. Since none of the victims were involved in any criminal activity they were represented as innocent, who fell victims to the city. In the case of Ida Johansson, the exact location of the murder, a jogging track, was given focus. Since a jogging track normally is not seen as a dangerous place the murder of Ida was represented as an unfortunate case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The murderer was only known in the two cases with the female victims, and were given almost as much focus in the articles as the victims. The main differences between the two newspapers were that Aftonbladet wrote more articles about the cases and also had a tendency to use more media dramaturgy than Svenska Dagbladet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 38
Keywords [en]
morder, Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet, gender theory, encoding decoding, agenda setting
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-146667OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-146667DiVA, id: diva2:1198180
Educational program
Programme in Media and Communication Studies: Strategic Communication
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2018-04-17 Created: 2018-04-16 Last updated: 2018-04-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(499 kB)33 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 499 kBChecksum SHA-512
4f0e62d991fcdd7f7a1e0e0ed786c0905a0b8a0291df44a47734012b0db01c012353ae9240752f8e89e9d554e5eecef62157bc9b6f726ce176de089cfea523f8
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
West, SofiaWördner, Linn
By organisation
Department of culture and media studies
Media and Communications

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 33 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 65 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf