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  • 1.
    Andersson, Fredric
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Är alla maskulina?: En kvalitativ studie om konstruktionen av maskulinitet i representationen av heterosexuella män i Attitude Magazine2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    For many gay men, media is a crucial component in the process of creating an identity and finding support and guidance. Studies show that gay men are the group in society most strongly effected by the representation in media of societal ideals, and more specifically print media. In the past, gay men have been subjected to heteronormative representations through media of what being a gay man entails, in which he was portrayed as feminine; a process which has lead some gay men to attempt to adhere to a stereotypically masculine identity in order to find a sense of belonging and connection to society. The heterosexual man became a guidepost in this process. Through hegemonic masculinity, the process became problematic as homosexuality was considered less masculine by default, and the gay men were stuck in an identity crisis based in gender-identification and a need to distance themselves from feminine ideals. The purpose of this study was to analyze the construction of masculinity through the representation of heterosexual males in a print media aimed at gay men. Through the work of Erving Goffman and Sut Jhally, a semiotic analysis of 94 images of heterosexual males in 11 issues from 2013 of Attitude Magazine were analyzed for signs of masculinity. The results showed that the heterosexual males portrayed in the magazine were represented as stereotypically masculine, where signs of femininity were subdued by the enforcement of a masculine code. The findings suggest that heterosexual masculinity has a place in gay media and can be problematic, but that the representations also allow for a certain degree of deviation from strict hegemonic masculinity. 

  • 2.
    Andersson, Jonas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Håkansson, Elias
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Vem och vad äger sportbilagornas etta?: En kvantitativ innehållsanalys av kvällstidningarnas sportbilagors förstasidor2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to illustrate how the Swedish tabloid press construct their

    sports sections front pages and what they present on these pages. A second purpose, and

    by the first following, was to investigate the items these newspapers offer the audience

    to add to their daily agendas. The aim to show a bigger picture of the front pages

    content was reached by implementing a content analysis of 196 front pages from the

    two largest tabloid newspapers in Sweden, Aftonbladet and Expressen, during a period

    of four years. The study examined 98 items per newspaper and since the aim was to

    examine sports journalism the units were chosen from the two newspapers sports

    sections, Sportbladet and SportExpressen. The great conclusions that were made during

    this process were the differences in between genders, the dominating sports and what

    big part sponsors have in sports. The most common front page shows a Swedish man

    playing football in the age between 20-35. A less common page is woman, playing any

    sport. She is only found on nine of a hundred front pages. As in the case of men,

    football is the dominating sport in Swedish tabloid press. On second place we found ice

    hockey. What we also could find was the big part sponsors have in sports. We saw the

    logos of sponsors on every second front page.

  • 3.
    Andreasson, Lisa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Olsson Jönsson, Johanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    I am still unlearning it: A qualitative study of how Indian journalists perceive their reality from a gender perspective2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    India experienced huge media coverage from all over the world associated with the Nirbhaya-case in 2012, when a young middleclass girl was brutally raped in a bus by five men in Delhi. After this horrifying incident a lot of demonstrations followed all over India. Women in the urban areas was arguing for the same rights as men and was standing up for a more equal society where everybody is able to live as freely as someone else, no matter what gender you was born with.

    This study aim to examine what experiences, perceptions and opinions Indian journalists in English written press have of their reality from a gender perspective. We wanted to know how and when Indian journalist represent women and if there is a certain way of thinking about representation of women in the media content. In interviews with a total of eleven journalists and ethnographic observations in two of India’s largest cities we tried to examine the structures and perceptions that influenced the journalist’s worldview and thus also the messages that appears in the news. By using the theory of structuration, agenda setting, performativity and intersectionality we examined what structures that the journalists live and operates within and how this is affecting the media content. 

  • 4. Applebaum, Anne
    et al.
    Akhvlediani, Margarita
    Ayres, Sabra
    de la Brosse, Renaud
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism. Reimes University, France.
    Finnin, Rory
    Marson, James
    Oates, Sarah
    Universtiy of Maryland, USA.
    Ostrovsky, Simon
    Platt, Kevin M. F.
    University of Pennsylvania, USA.
    Pommerantsev, Peter
    Rulyova, Natalia
    University of Birmingham, UK.
    Weiss, Michael
    Yakovlyev, Maksym
    National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.
    Zvereva, Vera
    Ukraine and the Global Information War: Panel Discussion and Forum2015In: The Russian media and the war in Ukraine / [ed] Julie Fedor ; Andreas Umland ; Andriy Portnov, Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2015, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 251-300Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Arnberg, Klara
    et al.
    Stockholm University.
    Larsson, Mariah
    Stockholm University.
    Benefits of the in-between: Swedish men’s magazines and sex films 1965–19752014In: Sexuality & Culture, ISSN 1095-5143, E-ISSN 1936-4822, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 310-330Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyzes a content-based market position that developed during the mid-1960s, situated in-between the pornographic and the accepted. By studying Swedish men’s magazines and sex films from the time period, the argument is made that these media products profited from both the advantages of pornography, i.e., more or less sexual explicit images, and the advantages of the accepted, i.e., common distribution channels, the possibility of having regular advertising and placards and being sold in ordinary kiosks (for magazines) and shown at ordinary cinemas (for films). For some years, this balancing act between the accepted and the pornographic was maintained, and the genre became enormously popular. From the mid-1970s onward, however, the division between pornography and accepted media became more clear-cut. The critique against pornography and the in-between media products intensified, and the uncertainty about pornography’s future role after the legalization in 1971 was followed by new ways of separating the pornographic from the accepted. While there were some differences between the two media formats, such as their degree of internationalization and the importance of advertising, they shared much in terms of content formulas and used the same female actors and models. It is argued that both formal regulations and the informal norms of gender and sexuality at the time and their change throughout the 1970s are key for understanding the development and the disappearance of the in-between genre.

  • 6.
    Arnberg, Klara
    et al.
    Stockholm University.
    Larsson, Mariah
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    En playboys död: Hugh Hefner i backspegeln2018In: Ord och bild, ISSN 0030-4492, E-ISSN 1402-2508, no 1, p. 31-40Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 7.
    Bengtsson, Johanna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Nilsson, Annika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Kärlek – hetare än någonsin: En studie av förändringen i Fridas sex- och kärleksrapportering mellan år 1991 och 20122013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    In Swedish shops today there are a lot of magazines aimed at teenagers, which fight for young girls’ attention. These teenage-magazines are one of the most important sources for young girls to get information about sex and love-relationships; therefor it’s important how these magazines portray it. 

    We have examined how the magazine Frida has portrayed sex and love-relationships from 1991 until today. The way sex and love-relationships are portrayed in Frida’s articles affect the young readers in their process of building an identity. 

    Using a combined rhetoric- and discourse analysis we found that the main focus in Frida is for the reader to have a love-relationship with a guy, instead of a physical sex-relationship. Frida uses all the rhetorical tools to convince their readers that what they are telling them is the right way to think and behave. 

  • 8.
    Bjurström, Erling
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet.
    Fredriksson, MartinLinköpings universitet.Olsson, UlfStockholms universitet.Werner, AnnSödertörns högskola.
    Senmoderna reflexioner: Festskrift till Johan Fornäs2012Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Senmoderna reflexioner. Festskrift till Johan Fornäs, är en antologi med tjugotre artiklar tillägnade Johan Fornäs på hans 60-årsdag den 7 mars 2012. Flera av artiklarna utgår från teman i Johan Fornäs böcker, medan andra på olika sätt behandlar ämnen relaterade till hans breda och mångfacetterade intresseområden. Boken är indelad i fyra tematiska delar, som behandlar olika praktiker: teoretiska, mediala, estetiska och litterära. Under rubriken ”teoretiska praktiker” diskuteras olika aspekter av hermeneutik, kulturalisering och kulturellt kapital. Under ”mediala praktiker” återfinns studier av samtida mediefenomen och deras relationer till demokrati och politik. ”Estetiska praktiker” innefattar bidrag som diskuterar kulturella praktikers funktion i den offentliga sfären. I den avslutande delen, ”litterära praktiker”, analyseras utvalda litterära texter och den diskurs som omger dem. Huvuddelen av artiklarna är skrivna på svenska, med undantag av tre engelska bidrag.

    Late modern reflexions: Festschrift for Johan Fornäs is an anthology of more than twenty essays dedicated to Johan Fornäs on his 60th birthday 7th of mars 2012. Several of the articles included take Johan Fornäs’ books as their starting point, while others are related, in different ways, to his wide and diverse interests. The book is divided into four thematic parts, dealing with "Theoretical Practices", “Medial Practices”. “Aesthetic Practices” and “Literary Practices”. Articles included under ”Theoretical Practices” discuss different aspects of hermenutics, culturalization, and cultural capital. ”Medial Practices” offers studies of contemporary media phenomena, relating them to questions of democracy and politics.”Aesthetic Practices” include contributions that discuss the function of different cultural practices in the public sphere. The last section, ”Literary Practices”, takes a closer look at both select literary texts and the discourses surrounding them. Most of the Articles are written in Swedish, with the exception of three articles in English.

  • 9.
    Borell, Ellen
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism. Linnéuniversitetet.
    Sandström, Martina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism. Linnéuniversitetet.
    Den gråtande journalisten: En studie av publikens syn på subjektiv nyhetsrapportering2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to examine how the public responds to the journalists’ use of subjectivity in the reporting of broadcasting news. The investigation is a qualitative study based on nine interviews with respondents in ages of 21 to 25 from different parts of Sweden. After showing five examples of news reporting with a subjective approach, the respondents gave their look on the use of subjectivity. The theoretical frame of the investigation is founded on the theory of framing (de Vreese, 2005; Entman, 1993) and the discussion concerning the terms objectivity and subjectivity (e.g. Westerståhl, 1972).

     

    The investigation shows that the respondents saw the use of subjectivity in news reporting as something that made them able to connect and identify to the news and the journalist. It also showed that the news was made more comprehensible. The investigation, on the other hand, also showed that the respondents felt like the journalists made assumptions for them. Irrespective of the reaction, the investigation showed clear results of the fact that the respondents own values was an underlying factor in their stance to subjectivity. 

  • 10.
    Borg, Aurora
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Etik - en lyxvara i reklambranschen?: En studie av reklametik i teori och praktik2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this interview study I have examined eleven Swedish advertisers and professional communicators and their view of ethics in the advertising industry. The purpose of the study was to shed light on how they see their ethical responsibilites, as well as trying to understand how they reason in regard to ethics as a whole. The main research questions regard the distinction between business and economic responsibilities towards their clients and societal ethical responsibilities, which ethical questions are of importance to them, and how they believe the industry should be regulated.

    The theoretical framework of the study uses media ethics, social responsibility theory, media accountability theory, and stockholder and stakeholder theory as its base. The study was performed using a qualitative method through interviews and the interpretation of these. The results of the study finds that the consulted advertisers have set opinions of what they themselves would decline to work with for ethical reasons, and has also been able to identify five main categories of ethical issues that they attach great importance to. The advertisers state a strong sense of ethical responsibility, but also that they may have a hard time exercising that sense if their clients offer resistance, as the economical implications of losing a client often is a strong incentive to let the client have their way. The study also found that the advertisers thought the current system of regulation of the industry to be invisible and toothless, and instead they sought more public discussion as a form of regulation. In conclusion I have been able to ascertain that the consulted advertisers have a generally high grade of self-reflection in regards to ethical matters, although they can feel restricted about how well they are able to exercise the responsibility they feel towards society as a whole.

  • 11.
    Boström Nilson, Tobias
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Yttrandefrihet, hit men inte längre.: En kvalitativ studie om vilka perspektiv som framkom när Nya Tider medverkade på Bok- och Biblioteksmässan 20172018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to examine the different perspectives that emerged during the debate surrounding the right-wing newspaper “Nya Tider” and their participation at the Swedish bookfair in Gothenburg back in 2017. The study relies on the theoretical foundation that is known as Spiral of Silence and Agenda-Setting. But is examined and operationalized by the historical perspective given by John Durham Peters in his book “courting the abyss”. Peters portrays in his book a variety of different takes on the free speech phenomenon. The study’s aim was then to see if similar perspective were protruding now as it has before.A research question regarding what perspective were protruding in the debate that followed “Nya Tider” and their announcement that they were going to attend the bookfair once again where therefore coined. The direct translation of this questions is “What perspective of where the limit of free speech should be drawn is present in the Swedish media outlet regarding the debate of “Nya Tider” participation at the book fair in Gothenburg 2017.In order to examine what perspective protruded in the debate the approach of a qualitative content analysis was deemed the best way to examine the phenomenon. A total of (n) 36 articles were systematically analyzed and a total of 4 perspectives where formed, the liberal, the absolutistic libertarian, the opponent perspective and the victim perspective. Each one different from each other. The study also examined the level occurrence of the different perspective and found that in 18 out of the 36 article’s the opponent perspective where present, whereas the absolutistic libertarian perspective only occurs in 4 out of the 36 articles’. A big difference where therefor found in what coverage the different perspectives were given in the Swedish news outlets.In a time where political censorship is at a rise around Europe with the implementation of laws that prevent people from speaking their minds. Or compelling them to address people a certain way, not by choice but by legislation, the need to examine what perspectives are occurring in our media might for the uneducated seem like a vague way to approach a complicated matter.But Agenda-Setting research has shown that the media agenda affects both the public agenda as well as the legislative part of our society. Therefore, a lack of occurrence of certain perspectives can also affect what laws are put in place. It is therefore imperative to examine what sort of perspective occurs in the Swedish debate to prevent an infraction of the Swedish free speech law, and to keep Sweden a free, secular society.

  • 12.
    Brattlin, Martina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Thulin, Hanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Bortvända blickar och blandade budskap: Hur jämställdhetsintegrerade myndigheter representerar män och kvinnor på Instagram.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    59 government agencies in Sweden participate in the programme Gender Main- streaming in Government Agencies (sv: Jämställdhetsintegrering i myndigheter, JiM). This programme aims to better the equal opportunities for women and men to shape society and their own lives. At the same time the social networks are steadily rising in popularity and they are excellent tools for the government agencies to communicate their values regarding equality to a broad audience in an easy and effective matter. Previous research focus mostly on the effect the content of social media have on the audience but the aim of this study was rather to examine how men and women are represented on Instagram accounts run by government agencies. This was done through a quantitative content analysis where 400 pictures posted on Instagram by Arbetsförmedlingen, Försvarsmakten, Polismyndigheten and Sida were analysed with the help of variables based on previous studies. The results showed that both men and women are portrayed with certain gender stereotypes and that government agencies are more or less equal in their frequent use of men and women in their Instagram posts. 

  • 13.
    Bromander, Tobias
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Pratskandalernas tid2017In: Skampåle: Tio essäer om mediedrev / [ed] Paul Frigyes, Stockholm: . , 2017, p. 119-144Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 14.
    Claesson, Carl-Johan
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Mediets Brödraskap: Manlig homosocial kultur i Playboy2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Men’s magazines is a form of media that has been present and popular among men for decades and even centuries. In the beginning of 1990 the popularity for men’s magazines boosted as the new ideal man was presented. The new lad represented a new masculinity that was more honest about its ideals and point of views. Media is being consumed in order to find an identity of self and be able to partake in a group culture. The purpose of this study is to analyze the content of men’s magazines and put that in relation to the male consumer’s homosocial quest for male identity and fellowship. The study analyzes American Playboy magazines of three decades being 1990s, 2000 and 2010. The method of the study is discourse theory and semiotic theory. Discourses describe how people discuss and comprehend their surrounding world through cultures within social group formations. The semiotic theory refers to the study of the meaning that is being created by people in different contexts. The theory being used in the analysis of the content in Playboy is the homosocial theory. Homosocial theory is based on the notion that men have a need of identification and to be a part of a group consisting of other men in a joint male culture.

    Through the analysis of the content of Playboy the study has come to the conclusion that there is a common pattern in Playboy that presents a homosocial male culture. By consuming the magazine, the man partakes in the male fantasy world that is presented in Playboy. The study also showa that Playboy preserves an ideal man that is a sophisticated gentleman. This culture has flourished over 60 years and shows no signs of dying off.

  • 15.
    Cronqvist, Marie
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Järpvall, Charlie
    Lund university.
    Kommunikationsdrömmar: utvecklingen av och föreställningar om sociala medier efter 19702017In: Sociala medier: vetenskapliga perspektiv / [ed] Tobias Olsson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2017, p. 139-149Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Danieli, Ela
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Media Technology.
    Social Media Marketing System Aiming at Increasing Purchase Intentions on B2c E-Commerce Sites2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to analyse and to explore how B2C e-commerce businesses could use social media marketing strategies to increase their consumers purchase intentions on their sites. Findings enabled the development and research of a comprehensive social media marketing system which includes a general set of components and tools aiming at increasing purchase intentions on such sites. The theoretical framework of the thesis is based on literature as well as previous studies of Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Marketing System, E-commerce, B2C, Social Commerce, S-commerce, Online Purchase Intentions, Trust and Social Trust. A conceptual framework was created and led the research method which used a convergent parallel mixed method design that includes gathering and analysing both qualitative and quantitative data. The data is gathered from potential users and clients of the system and led by the user-centered design (UCD) process. The obtained qualitative and quantitative data was analysed separately and then merged together by a side-by-side comparison. With the use of this approach, several ways businesses can increase consumers purchase intentions towards their B2C e-commerce site were discovered. Social media presence, published content, publishing frequency, content type, special sale promotions and social media friends are variables that have been found to be influential upon purchase intentions. The integration of a social media marketing system combined with these variables was found to be a successful tool for B2C e-commerce businesses wanting to increase consumers purchase intention through social media networks.

  • 17.
    Dannert, Cornelia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    "Stolt Rom och En Helt Vanlig Svensson": En studie om hur romer blev "zigenare"2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Lite modern forskning har gjorts kring gestaltningen av romer i Sverige och därför är det av stor vikt att lyfta upp och ifrågasätta journalisters och mediers makt och påverkan i kontexten av stereotypi och diskriminering. Om okunskaper och fördomar får spridas vidare eller lyfts upp och ifrågasätts kan ha stor inverkan på hur majoritetssamhället ser på romer och andra minoritetsgrupper i Sverige. Syftet med uppsatsen är således att lyfta upp och ifrågasätta journalisters och mediers makt och belysa graden av stereotypifiering som sker i medierapporteringen.

  • 18.
    Dartman, Linn
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Helling, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    "Och så får jag tjugo likes, och det tycker jag är skittråkigt.": En studie om privatpersoner som producenter på Instagram2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this study the aim was to investigate the area of non-celebrity people with a popular Instagram account, and indentify their motives to being active on Instagram, whether or not they maintained an online image and what consequences they could see as results of Instagram activity. Through six interviews with women between 17 and 28 years of age, the results showed the following patterns. The identified motives to Instagram use matched Whiting and Williams (2013) ten ways to apply Uses and Gratificatios Theory, and also identified three new ones: professional use, friendship and validation of oneself. Use of an online image was confirmed, as the interviewees stated how constructed to show ones best sides an Instagram account usually is, both theirs and others. Consequences and effects as result of Instagram use was stated to be both positive and negative, positive as inspiration, affirmation and easing contact with friends. Negative effects such as envy, comparisons, anxiety, a normalised view of unhealthy bodies, and the risk of addiction to Instagram use was noted. 

  • 19.
    de la Brosse, Renaud
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    La diversité des pratiques de la régulation dans l’espace francophone2015In: Revue Africaine de communication, ISSN 0850-895X, no 2, p. 57-67Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 20.
    de la Brosse, Renaud
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    La régulation de la communication audiovisuelle: Les réalités supranationales s’imposent2014In: Annuaire français de relations internationales, Université Panthéon-Assas. Centre Thucydide , 2014, Vol. XVChapter in book (Refereed)
  • 21.
    de la Brosse, Renaud
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    La régulation des médias en Afrique: vingt années d’évolution2015In: Médias d'Afrique: 25 années de pluralisme de l’information (1990-2015) / [ed] Marie-Soleil Frère (ed.), Paris: Karthala, 2015, p. 117-127Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 22.
    de la Brosse, Renaud
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    L’action des organes de régulation de la communication en faveur de l'émergence de médias de service public2013In: Médias publics arabes et transitions démocratiques: Actes du colloque international26 et 27 avril 2012 - Tunis / [ed] Hamida El Bour, Tunis: Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l’Information – Konrad Adenauer Stiftung , 2013, p. 39-48Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article higlights the role that can play the media regulatory bodies in the transition from state owned media to public service media in former authoritarian regimes.

  • 23. de la Brosse, Renaud
    Le role de la presse ecrite dans la transition democratique en Afrique1999Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 24.
    de la Brosse, Renaud
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Media and Information Literacy as A Tool to Prevent Hate Propaganda Transmitted through Traditional and Social Media: Lessons From the Arab World2017In: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Media Literacy : Research and Practices: 媒介素养的跨学科研究与实践 / [ed] Alice Y. L. Lee, Zhang Kai, Kara Chan, Communication University of China Press , 2017, p. 74-88Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article argues that media and information education should be viewed more broadly than in the one school setting. While in some countries experiencing a chaotic political transition, users of social networks make increasingly their voice heard on current events, there is no media and information literacy to frame this new phenomenon of virtual floor jack. In these conditions, it is not uncommon that they peddle hatred and disinformation messages, making them a threat to peace and security. The case of countries concerned by the "Arab Spring" perfectly illustrates this trend, even if, as in Tunisia, for example, alternatives are gradually set up outside the education system to promote the missing professionalism, responsibility and basic ethical principles.

  • 25.
    de la Brosse, Renaud
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Milošević’s Propaganda during the Attacks on Dubrovnik and Croatia2017In: Reporting the Attacks on Dubrovnik in 1991, and the Recognition of Croatia / [ed] de la Brosse, Renaud & Brautovic, Mato, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, , p. 210p. 104-130Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 26.
    de la Brosse, Renaud
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Brautovic, Mato
    University of Dubrovnik, Kroatia.
    Introduction2017In: Reporting the Attacks on Dubrovnik in 1991, and the Recognition of Croatia / [ed] de la Brosse, Renaud & Brautovic, Mato, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, , p. 210p. 1-9Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 27.
    de la Brosse, Renaud
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Brautovic, MatoUniversity of Dubrovnik, Kroatia.
    Reporting the Attacks on Dubrovnik in 1991, and the Recognition of Croatia2017Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This collection brings together 13 papers by 16 authors presented at the international conference “Reporting on attacks on Dubrovnik and recognition of Croatia”, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in October 2011. It provides a combined scientific and practical overview of the role of the media and journalists during the attack on Dubrovnik in autumn 1991 by the federal army (JNA) and Montenegrin reservists. This book represents a primary source of information about the propaganda war waged during the conflict between Croatia and Serbia in 1991, because some of the contributors were practical journalists and ministers during the events of that year. The book is structured in three parts: global media, international relations, and strategic communication during wartime; the example of Dubrovnik, and the practices of wartime reporting from the Dubrovnik area; and media analysis on the subject of war in Dubrovnik and Croatia.

  • 28.
    de la Brosse, Renaud
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Ekelin, Annelie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Twitter - révolution ou altération du discours politique? Regards croisés sur les pratiques des responsables politiques en Suède et en France: Twitter - revolution or alteration of political discourse? Perspectives on politicians practices in Sweden and France2014In: La Communication Politique dans le Monde Arabe et en Afrique: Approches et Mécanismes de Mise en œuvre / [ed] Moez Ben Messaoud, Tunis: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung , 2014, p. 57-67Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Doohan Pehrman, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Davidsson, Emmy
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Vad är det på tv ikväll?: En kvalitativ studie om svenska gymnasieelevers användning av och attityd till tv-mediet2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

     

    Authors:                           Emmy Davidsson and Fredrik Doohan Pehrman

    Title:                                  What’s on TV tonight?

    Swedish title:                  Vad är det på tv ikväll?

    Level:                                BA Thesis in Media and Communication Studies

    Language:                                             Swedish

    Number of pages:          53

     

    Aim:

    The purpose of this study is to chart and explain Swedish high school students’ TV viewing and their attitude towards the TV medium. The aim is also to discuss the students’ views on news and citizenship. The purpose is also to, through the term habitus, explore how the background of a person reflects on their choice of TV content, in what way they watch television and on their purpose of TV viewing. What similarities and differences can we discover in different groups’ TV viewing and attitude towards the TV medium and how can these similarities and differences be explained?

    Method:

    The used method is a qualitative method of investigation, divided in three parts. The first part is a TV diary, in which the respondents document different aspects of their TV viewing during a week. The second part of the method is focus groups and the last part is a survey concerning the background environment of the respondents.

     

    Main result:

    In our study we have determined that Swedish high school students still, in some aspects, watch television in a traditional manner. They mainly watch entertaining content, but the varieties of entertainment vary depending on habitus, especially gender. We have also discovered that TV viewing is fragmented, but also formalized depending on which level; general, group or individual level, we choose to study. The main aspect of habitus that influence the behavior concerning TV viewing is gender, but also other aspects of habitus, for example education and place to live. We have studied a rather homogenous group of students, which result in differences in attitude towards the TV medium, mostly based on gender. However, we have also discovered subtleties in attitude between the different groups of respondents depending on lifestyle and taste. The results concerning TV use and attitude towards television can not alone determine if Swedish high school students are enlightened members of society or not. However, through habitus and the influence of parenthood and schooling, the students gain opportunities to create habits and a behavior surrounding news consumption that will make them take their social responsibility later in life.

    Program:                          The Program for Information and Communication Studies

    Location:                          Linnaeus University, Växjö

    Period:                              March – May 2012

    Assessor:                        Magnus Eriksson

    Examinor:                        Malin Hjorth

     

    Keywords:                       media use · TV · TV viewing · habitus · capital · identity · taste ·                           lifestyle · social responsibility · individualization · fragmentation

  • 30.
    Durefelt, Filip
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Skarhall, Tobias
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Journalistik i ett nytt medium: En studie av hur journaliststudenter på två universitet i Sverige använder Twitter2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to find out how journalism students at two universities in Sweden, Gothenburg University and Linnaeus University in Kalmar, use the social networking service Twitter. We were primarily interested in whether the students are using Twitter as a journalistic tool, which includes gathering, production and distribution of material. The study focused on journalism students because they soon will enter the working life and therefore can provide an indication of whether Twitter is a part of the future of journalism. We have used theories of mass communication to describe the development in the area and explore how journalism has adapted to this change. The study was conducted in the form of a survey in which the students answered questions about how they use Twitter and what they think about the social networking service. The results show that a large percentage of the journalism students use Twitter as a journalistic tool, but not in a particularly high degree. We noticed, however, that their usage differ from their thoughts and that many see Twitter as a useful tool in journalism.

  • 31.
    Ekelund, Julia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Social media – a journalistic tool for democratization in Kenya?: A survey and qualitative interviews with Kenyan journalism students, using an ethnographic approach.2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim with this study was to investigate Kenyan journalism students’ relation to social media. The main research questions was how they use social media as a journalistic work tool today and what possibilities they consider social media have for the future of journalism in Kenya. I used an ethnographic approach in my study, which was conducted at United States International University in Nairobi. Impressions from my ethnographic approach helped me to create a survey in order to get background information about the students. Later on I also made qualitative interviews with a few students.

    I used new media theory and globalization theory combined with some key concepts as guidelines.

    The results show that the use of social media is wide spread among the students that have been the focus of my research. They use it both as news consumers and as news producers. The students think that social media already is important in Kenyan journalism and that the importance is likely to increase. They think social media has a potential to become a tool for a more democratic Kenya and a more democratic media landscape. 

  • 32.
    Elliot, Maria
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Allmänhetens syn på massmediernas trovärdighet1986Report (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Elliot, Maria
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Consumption Strategies in the Young News Audience2017In: AMIRetreat2017: "Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era", Limassol, Cypern, 1-3 Sept. 2017, 2017Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Elliot, Maria
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Weibull, Lennart
    Förtroendet för press och etermedier1988In: SOM-undersökningen 1987: genomförande, deltagande, huvudresultat / [ed] Sören Holmberg, Lennart Weibull, Göteborg: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Göteborgs universitet , 1988, p. 9-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I boken SOM-undersökningen 1987 presenteras huvudresultaten från 1987 års SOM-undersökning.

  • 35.
    Elliot, Maria
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Weibull, Lennart
    Reimer, Bo
    Tidningsläsning i Kalmar län1985Report (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Eriksson, André
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Andersson, Viktor
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    När fotbollsfesten förvandlades till en krigszon: En kvalitativ studie av kvällspressens rapportering kring supporterskandalerna i samband med fotbolls-EM i Frankrike 20162017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 37.
    Fajersson, Atchara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Bevarandet av könsstereotyper i reklam: - En studie om hur män och kvinnor gestaltas i TV4:s tv-reklam i Sverige.2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 38.
    Fernstedt, Nora
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Karlsson, Ayla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    "Hopplöst läge": En kvalitativ studie över rapporteringen om sexualbrott på musikfestivaler sommaren 20162017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aimed to examine how swedish tabloid press covered the sex crimes at music festivals that occurred in Sweden during the summer of 2016. The aim was also to examine if and how the press reproduces or opposes stereotypes and myths about sexual crime. The question examined was: How does swedish tabloid press portray victims, perpetrators, the festivals and sex crime?

     

    To approach this we made a critical discourse analysis on 13 articles from the swedish newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen, written during the time of the events. We found that there were many different and contradictory discourses about the sex crimes in our case. The victim was presented as innocent and without blame but there was also a discourse telling that women have a responsibility in making sure not to become a victim of sexual assault, by behaving and dressing right. The perpetrator was described as deviant and evil men, but also as men driven by lust not knowing what they were doing. They were also distant and indistinct in the text, which shifted the blame to the organizers of the festivals and to the police. Sex crime was overall presented as a serious phenomena. It was also presented as a new phenomena, both on the festivals and in the society. The crimes were presented as a problem isolated to festivals but also as a broader social problem. The festivals were described as unsafe places but also as safe places that had been soiled by the sex crimes.

  • 39.
    Forsberg, Anette
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences. Stockholms Universitet.
    Döden i nyhetstappning: Sorgejournalistik som vägledning och gemenskap2012In: Döden i medierna: Våld, tröst, fascination / [ed] Hirdman Anja, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2012, p. 34-54Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Forsberg, Anette
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Framing the mourning media mate2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Forsberg, Anette
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Grief and mourning in journalism and social media2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Forsberg, Anette
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Interviewing as a Moral Enterprise2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Forsberg, Anette
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Participation as mourner in journalism and social media2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Forsberg, Anette
    Stockholm University.
    Sorgens avtryck: Erfarenheter av medverkan som sörjande i journalistik om brott och olyckor2015Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the thesis is to investigate the experiences of mourners of participating in news reports about grief in connection with crime and accidents. There are two overarching research questions. How do the bereaved experience their encounters with, and treatment by, journalists - what do they think of journalists’ motives, strategies, methods and ethics? How do the bereaved use journalism, i.e. what are their motives and strategies for participation, and how do they perceive their relations with journalists and the consequences of having been interviewed?

    The theoretical underpinnings are provided by scholarship on source relations, (encounters with and negotiations between journalists and news sources), news constructions (narrative components and patterns in grief journalism) and journalistic ethics, with a particular focus on an ethics of proximity, i.e. the ethical dimensions of people’s relations and encounters.

    The empirical material is comprised of qualitative interviews with 22 respondents who featured, in their capacity as mourners, in Swedish news reports of deaths connected with crime and accidents. A strategic sample was made with the aim of attaining as much variation as possible among respondents above all in their relationship to the deceased and cause of death, but also in terms of the attention given to the event in the media, the number of contacts with journalists, and how contact was made.

    The perception of the respondents is that journalists wanted to talk to them because the event had news value and was of general interest. In dramatic cases, the victim’s next of kin, in particular, felt that journalists also had commercial motives. As the respondents see it, the strategies used by journalists can involve trying to persuade the bereaved to participate, and steering them so that the news interview and text can be shaped in accordance with established narratives of grief journalism. Some respondents said journalists had shown them respect, while others felt they had been treated with a lack of consideration. The findings are ambivalent in that journalists’ methods were experienced positively by some respondents and negatively by others. Involvement in news reporting can offer redress, giving respondents a chance to pay tribute to the deceased. It can also provide comfort, as it can be incorporated into the mourning process and make it possible to share one’s grief both with people one knows and with strangers. The study also found that respondents have strategies of their own. In their dealings with journalists, they can negotiate for control by insisting on reading the text before publication or favouring journalists they perceive as more sympathetic and resisting those they dislike. Respondents’ relations with and perceptions of journalists can be conflictual or consensual, and characterized by a passive or active attitude. Journalists can be seen as allies and potential assets, or as enemies and a source of insecurity. If the death was dramatic and attracted considerable media attention, relations become more conflictual, with respondents who feel cornered liable to ‘attack’ journalists. This can be triggered by shock. However, shock can also numb close relatives emotionally, making them indifferent and their attitude one of passive acceptance.

  • 45.
    Forsberg, Anette
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Three mourning media characters2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Forsslund, Titti
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Journalism education for social responsible media practice2012In: JMComm, 1st Annual International Conference on Journalism and Mass Communication: At the Crossroads of Communication, Journalism, Media, Corporate and Social Responsibility, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Forsslund, Titti
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Young radio listeners' creative mental interaction and co-production2014In: Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media, ISSN 1476-4504, E-ISSN 2040-1388, Vol. 12, no 1-2, p. 125-139Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company (UR)1 25 years ago was in the process of ceasing production of radio programmes for children. There were two main reasons expressed: First, their broadcasting role model, the BBC, had recently given up their educational radio programming for children; and second, the use of radio programmes (or tapes) in schools in Sweden had decreased in favour of television or video use. Surveys of teachers' attitudes towards radio usage in education revealed that teachers expected a lack of listening abilities in children, unless audio was accompanied by pictures. A case study of children's listening experiences, however, illustrates the abilities among 8-9-year-old children to create mental images through radio programme listening. Children were pleased about their experiences and advocated an increased usage of radio programmes in school. The benefits of radio or audio and its absence of any pre-produced pictures are rarely acknowledged. Radio is often neglected among the various media mentioned in media theory literature of university Journalism and Media production programmes. Special affordances of radio/audio narratives, with or without sound effects, are seldom expressed. In this article I will elaborate these affordances in relation to children's listening experiences and to interviews with teachers.

  • 48.
    Gjörloff, Per M.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Review of Dr. A. Önnerfors article "Freemasonry and the Press in Twentieth Century Britain"2012In: Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism, ISSN 1757-2460Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Gustafsson, Stina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Högberg, Therese
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    “In the footsteps of globalization”: A media ethnographic study about Ethiopian journalism students’ perceptions about television’s influence on their identities and on cultures in Ethiopia.2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a media ethnographic bachelor thesis. It examines journalism students at Bahir Dar University’s perceptions about how television can influence their identities but also cultures and lifestyles in Ethiopia in general. Ethnographic observations, time-use diaries, group interviews and individual interviews were used to gather data. However, the individual interviews are our main method.

    Our results showed that the journalism students believe that television influence them in various ways: their way of dressing and looking, acting, thinking and being. They also believe that televisions’ ability to change their identities in a bigger context means that cultures and traditions in Ethiopia are changing. The journalism students talk about different phenomenons that have arisen in Ethiopia during the last years, for example homosexuality, new techniques and appliances and new kind of clothes and food. And they say that they believe these phenomenons have arisen in Ethiopia because of media globalization.

  • 50.
    Haller, André
    et al.
    University of Bamberg, Germany.
    Holt, Kristoffer
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Paradoxical populism: how PEGIDA relates to mainstream and alternative media2018In: Information, Communication and Society, ISSN 1369-118X, E-ISSN 1468-4462, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The distrust of mainstream media expressed in the slogan ‘the liar press’ (‘Lügenpresse’) is often used as an example of a populist, anti-establishment attitude that is currently winning terrain throughout the Western world. In combination with the rise of alternative media (especially online), it poses a serious challenge for ‘old media’. But how do those who are most suspicious and critical relate to the mainstream media in their own media channels? In this article, we have compared the official Facebook pages of the PEGIDA movement in Germany and Austria, in order to describe their use of references to traditional/mainstream and alternative media. The results indicate that references to mainstream and alternative media are distributed almost equally. Furthermore, when there are references to mainstream media, they are generally of an affirmative nature. These findings are relevant for the debate about cyberbalcanization, echo chambers, filter bubbles and the impact of alternative media on public discourse.

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