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Media som spåtant? En studie av tidningarnas förutsägelser under Asienkrisen

Andersson, Jonas (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This is a study of predictions made by the press during the financial crisis in Asia in the autumn of 1997. The study includes a qualitative, quantitative and comparative analysis of the Swedish newspapers Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Industri. In the last chapter a quantitative analysis of the newspaper Finanstidningen, that today no longer exists, has also been made for comparative reasons. A theoretical framework is also set in the study to explain how the predictions can affect the economy. The quantitative analysis shows that 2/3 of the texts in the traditional morning papers Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet included predictions about the crisis from an Asian or global perspective, while only 1/3 of the texts in... (More)
This is a study of predictions made by the press during the financial crisis in Asia in the autumn of 1997. The study includes a qualitative, quantitative and comparative analysis of the Swedish newspapers Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Industri. In the last chapter a quantitative analysis of the newspaper Finanstidningen, that today no longer exists, has also been made for comparative reasons. A theoretical framework is also set in the study to explain how the predictions can affect the economy. The quantitative analysis shows that 2/3 of the texts in the traditional morning papers Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet included predictions about the crisis from an Asian or global perspective, while only 1/3 of the texts in the financial newspapers Dagens Industri and Finanstidningen included such predictions. In the qualitative analysis a categorization of different types of predictions are made. Finally there is a discussion about the possible impacts of predictions in the financial news. The conclusion is that unconditional non-analytical predictions paint pictures decreed by Fate and leave the readers uninformed and should therefore be avoided by the press. The conditional analytical predictions have a much better potential to give good guidance for the readers. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Jonas
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organization
year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Asienkrisen, förutsägelser, ekonomijournalistik, verklighetsbild, massmedia, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
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Swedish
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1331528
date added to LUP
2005-06-20 00:00:00
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2005-06-20 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {This is a study of predictions made by the press during the financial crisis in Asia in the autumn of 1997. The study includes a qualitative, quantitative and comparative analysis of the Swedish newspapers Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Industri. In the last chapter a quantitative analysis of the newspaper Finanstidningen, that today no longer exists, has also been made for comparative reasons. A theoretical framework is also set in the study to explain how the predictions can affect the economy. The quantitative analysis shows that 2/3 of the texts in the traditional morning papers Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet included predictions about the crisis from an Asian or global perspective, while only 1/3 of the texts in the financial newspapers Dagens Industri and Finanstidningen included such predictions. In the qualitative analysis a categorization of different types of predictions are made. Finally there is a discussion about the possible impacts of predictions in the financial news. The conclusion is that unconditional non-analytical predictions paint pictures decreed by Fate and leave the readers uninformed and should therefore be avoided by the press. The conditional analytical predictions have a much better potential to give good guidance for the readers.},
  author       = {Andersson, Jonas},
  keyword      = {Asienkrisen,förutsägelser,ekonomijournalistik,verklighetsbild,massmedia,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Media som spåtant? En studie av tidningarnas förutsägelser under Asienkrisen},
  year         = {2005},
}