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Fame Factory - en mild dokusåpa, skonsam både mot deltagare och tittare
2003 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

In the rich flood of televisions´ ’documentary-soaps’ a new program was added to the Swedish genre during the autumn of 2002 – ’Fame Factory’. The program differs to some extent from others within the same genre, partly because it is music-entertainment and furthermore because personal relationships between the participants play a somewhat smaller part than what is customary within the genre. To investigate what it is that the viewers appreciate about the program, and to see if they are of the opinion that the program differs from others of the same genre, and thereby satisfies other needs than these, we have chosen to interview 14 viewers who have watched the program on a regular basis. Considering that the program to a great extent revolves round music we furthermore wished to examine whether one as a viewer has to have a particularly large interest in music to appreciate it. Our study is based on the Uses and Gratifications-perspective and accordingly we presume that viewers are driven by needs to which they seek fulfilment in their use of different media. The results from our study show that the viewers consider Fame Factory a docu-soap that distinctly differs from others within the genre, and furthermore that they see the program as free from intrigues and conflicts, hence a ’kinder’ complement to the genre. In general the viewers consider relationships and intrigues an important ingredient of docu-soaps, while at the same time claiming that the absence of this is what makes Fame Factory a better and a more serious program. This is a paradox that indicates that the viewers have a somewhat complex relation to the voyeurism that is the essence of the docu-soap, or perhaps indicates that there is a need among the viewers to watch ’ordinary’ people in edifying contexts of greater creativity and meaningfulness than what the genre has offered so far.

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2003. , 53 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-57375Local ID: MKV C-33OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-57375DiVA: diva2:1121986
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Media and Communication Studies
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