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"Ingen tror på Åkesson": En jämförande studie om kvällspressens och public service rapportering om Sverigedemokraterna inför valet 2014
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"No one believes in Åkesson" : A comparative study on the evening press and the public service reporting on the Swedish Democrats before the 2014 election (English)
Abstract [en]

No one believes in Åkesson - a comparative study on the evening press and the public

service reporting on the Swedish Democrats before the 2014 election.

The purpose of this essay was to study how Aftonbladet and Ekot reports about the Swedish

Democrats before the election 2014, as well as comparing the two medias and reasoning

about their agendas towards the party. The tabloid, Aftonbladet, is one of the biggest

newspapers in Sweden, which depends on counter sales and commercials. Ekot, which is a

part of public service, is state-funded and regulated by certain guidelines. Using a

quantitative method we studied 80 articles, and through a qualitative method, six of the

articles were analyzed to reach a deeper understanding. The theories primary used in this

study were agenda-setting and framing, to stress the power of media. As well as political

communication, to examine whether the Swedish Democrats are portrayed according to the

democratics ideals of what kind of information journalism should provide citizens before an

election. The result showed that the politics of the Swedish Democrats was rarely applied in

the news articles. It also showed that both Aftonbladet and Ekot tended to portray the

political party with a primary negative agenda. The Swedish Democrats were often

described as racists, ignorant and irresponsible. Although Ekot proved to be a bit more

restrict in their reporting, there were little differences in how both media presented the

politcal party. Although the Swedish Democrats has taken on costumes instead of bomber

jackets, and has an office in the Swedish Parliament, they still in 2014 aren’t neutralised or

portraid as a serious political alternative, in either Aftonbladet nor Ekot.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Media, Politics, Swedish Democrats, Aftonbladet, Ekot, Public Service, Evening press
Keyword [sv]
Media, Politik, Sverigedemokraterna, Aftonbladet, Ekot, Public Service, Kvällspressen, Valet 2014, Kvantitativ innehållsanalys, Kritisk diskursanalys
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101716OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-101716DiVA: diva2:801436
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Journalism
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Available from: 2015-04-10 Created: 2015-04-09 Last updated: 2015-04-10Bibliographically approved

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