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I tsunamins spår - pressetik och nyhetsvärdering i katastrofjournalistik
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is based upon studies of literature regarding news value, press ethics and catastrophe journalism. This essay also features parts of the media coverage of the tsunami catastrophe that occurred Christmas 2005, since a comparative study between Aftonbladet and Dagens Nyheter and their news coverage during the first two weeks after the catastrophe was conducted. The method used was a quantitative content analysis. Certain types of publications, that had a high news value because press ethics was disregarded, were sought for and compared. Publications containing names, pictures and other personal information were of particular interest. The purpose of this essay is to enlighten the discussion regarding news value and press ethics when reporting from a catastrophe. The quantitative content analysis was conducted in order to examine what the two newspapers actually published when reporting from the tsunami. The difficult circumstances when reporting is often discussed in literature regarding catastrophe journalism. The journalists work under significant stress and other factors such as the publics need for quick information. It is under these complicated conditions that journalists have to make decisions concerning news value and press ethics. This study shows significant differences between the two examined newspapers. The publications sought for was found to a greater extent in one of the two newspapers. A discussion concerning reasons to how and why these differences have occurred is featured and is based on the studied literature.

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2005. , 51 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-57439Local ID: MKV C-40OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-57439DiVA: diva2:1122050
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Media and Communication Studies
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