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Klimathotet i din tidning: En studie av klimathotets framställning i dagspress och kvällspress
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The climate threat in your newspaper : A study of the climate threats coverage in daily press and evening papers (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine the threats from climate change coverage in the media. The climate threats start to appear more frequently in the media and because of that it is important to examine what the media conveys to the viewers and readers since it may effect how people act when it comes to climate threats. In this study newspaper has been examined, more specifically daily press and evening press. The papers chosen was Aftonbladet and Expressen, which represented evening press, and Dagens Nyheter represented daily press.

The method applied was both a quantitative and qualitative text analysis. With the quantitative method variables were formed and tested against the material. After that the result were analyzed qualitative to gain greater depth with the result. The theory used in this study is primarily framing but also agenda setting and news value are used. The variables were formed after the theories, which mainly focused on framing, and specific frames. The specific frames were: conflict frame, human interest frame, economic consequences frame, morality frame and responsibility frame.

The result showed that the newspapers framed the issue pretty similar. All the newspapers used the conflict frame and the human interest frame the least. The responsibility frame was used often and the government was usually given the responsibility. The newspapers differ when it comes to morality frame and the economic consequences frame. The daily paper used the morality frame more often then the evening press and the evening press used the economic consequences frame more frequently, portraying the climate threat.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
climate threat, climate change, framing, agenda setting, quantitative method, qualitative method, newspaper
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85403OAI: diva2:693192
Educational program
Programme in Media and Communication Studies
Available from: 2014-02-10 Created: 2014-02-03 Last updated: 2014-02-10Bibliographically approved

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