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Sanning - I vems intresse?: En kvalitativ studie om fyra tidningars förhållande till medieetiken rörande ”busskapningen i Årdal” och ”dubbelmordet i Ljungsbro”
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Truth - In whose interest? : A qualitative study of four newspapers approach to the media ethic rules regarding ”The hijacking of a bus in Årdal” and ”The double murder in Ljungsbro” (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to study the two cases ”The hijacking of a bus in Årdal” & ”The double murder in Ljungsbro” from media ethics aspects.  The aim for this study is to clear up if the the Swedish newspapers have reported according to the mediaethic rules and to see if there is any 

differences between the newspapers reporting. The following theories has been used to reach the objective: the journalism task, news values, the liberty of press and speach, media ethical rules and discursive discrimination. The study has used a critical discourse method formed by Teun a. van Dijk to analyse the material, mainly through macro- and microstructures. The material that has been analyzed are articles from Expressen, Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Nyheter. From each happening, two articles per newspaper has been selected by a toss, which ended up with sixteen articles for the whole study. The result and analysis are introduced in packedges, contaning two articles per newspaper and are devided into the two different cases the study examines. 

The result indicate that Expressen and Aftonbladet has breached the media ethic rules in both cases when focusing on the one of the swedish victims in Årdal and also when reporting about the suspect murderer in Ljungsbro. The basic journalistic ideals and values has been ignored, for the interest of producing sensational news.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
media ethics, news values, journalism task, discursive discrimination, critical discourse, busskapning Årdal, Dubbelmord Ljungsbro
Keyword [sv]
Medieetik, nyhetsvärdering, journalistikens uppgift, diskursiv diskriminering, kritisk diskursanalys, busskapning Årdal, dubbelmord Ljungsbro
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86869OAI: diva2:704254
Educational program
Programme in Media and Communication Studies
Available from: 2014-03-14 Created: 2014-03-11 Last updated: 2014-03-14Bibliographically approved

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