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”De svenska journalisterna”: En kvalitativ studie av medierapporteringen kring Martin Schibbye och Johan Persson
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 swedish journalists”  : A qualitative analysis regarding the media coverage of Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to analyze the media coverage of the case with Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson in the four biggest newspapers in Sweden in order to see how social constructions is created through the use of language. It is also of interest to see how nationality is represented in the material. 

The theory is based on Edward Said’s theory of post colonialism and the prejudices that has developed from the western way of viewing ”The orient”. It is also based on Richard Dyers theory on whiteness and binary oppositions, which shows how ”whiteness” is viewed as the norm and is also never questioned.

The method is critical linguistics and based on Norman Fairclough and Michael Halliday. The results from the method in critical linguistics shows how power is used in the media coverage of Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson. It shows how Schibbye and Persson are presented as human beings and as individuals and the other parts as foreign and unknown parts in the conflict.

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Keyword [en]
Schibbye, Persson, journalism, whiteness, post-colonialism, Ethiopia, Ogaden, orientalism
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Humanities Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86037OAI: diva2:696890
Available from: 2014-02-21 Created: 2014-02-15 Last updated: 2014-02-21Bibliographically approved

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