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Klimatet främjar rädsla: En studie av hur fyra svenska tidningar rapporterar om klimatförändringen
University of Kalmar, School of Communication and Design.
University of Kalmar, School of Communication and Design.
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2008 (Swedish)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a study that focuses on how four Swedish newspapers cover news related to

climate change. We chose two evening newspapers (tabloids) and two morning

newspapers in this study and our intention was to study the difference in the coverage

of the climate change between these two types of newspapers. We also wanted to

know what sources they use, how important these kind of news are for the editorial

staff, if the journalists promote fear through their texts or simply provide information

and what it is that triggers the coverage of climate change.

To accomplish our study, we gathered articles written about the climate change during

two weeks in October/November 2007 from the above mentioned media and then

used a text analysis to study these articles. We also interviewed two reporters who

work specifically with the climate issue on two of the papers. The intention with the

interviews was to get information that wasn’t accessible to us through other means.

Our study was then presented in both text and charts. The charts were merely used to

give the reader an overview of the results.

We found both differences and similarities between the evening and the morning

newspapers coverage. The morning press gave a higher priority to the climate change

than the evening press; they had a considerable larger amount of articles than the

evening press who mostly had shorter press items. Another evident matter was that

the evening press usually used scientists as sources while the morning press in most

cases used business representatives. They also hade a political perspective in several

articles and used dramatic expressions more than the evening press did. The most

evident similarity between these papers was that they all framed the news as different

problems, which we argue is a way to entertain the readers and promote fear.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008.
Keyword [en]
climate change, environment, fear, risk, text analysis, consequence, cause
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hik:diva-731OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hik-731DiVA, id: diva2:24377
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Available from: 2008-11-12 Created: 2008-11-12 Last updated: 2010-03-10Bibliographically approved

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