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Som privat eller professionell? En uppsats om medias gestaltning av aktörerna i ministerkrisen 2006

Eliasson, Kristin LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study aims to present the media coverage of the period shortly after the Swedish parliamentary elections of 2006. It soon turned out that five of the newly appointed Swedish Ministers of government had committed immoral acts prior they were appointed Ministers. The basis for this study is a hypothesis that media tends to picture politicians in the context of different normative logics.

The research material consists of articles, editorials, and columns from the six biggest morning papers and tabloids. The theoretical framework for this analysis is a mix of three different theories; Critical Discourse Analysis, Gender Theory and Agenda Setting Theory. The last mentioned tries to explain the Medias ability to exercise power as... (More)
This study aims to present the media coverage of the period shortly after the Swedish parliamentary elections of 2006. It soon turned out that five of the newly appointed Swedish Ministers of government had committed immoral acts prior they were appointed Ministers. The basis for this study is a hypothesis that media tends to picture politicians in the context of different normative logics.

The research material consists of articles, editorials, and columns from the six biggest morning papers and tabloids. The theoretical framework for this analysis is a mix of three different theories; Critical Discourse Analysis, Gender Theory and Agenda Setting Theory. The last mentioned tries to explain the Medias ability to exercise power as leader of Opinion.

The comparison of the media coverage of the five Ministers of Government clearly shows that there does not seem to exist any clear political ethic and/or normative logic. The same or at least similar acts were judged differently (moral relativism). The media tended to portray the female Ministers of Government as private persons. In addition, the male Ministers of Government were covered and discussed as professionals. The study also shows that massive media coverage played a role in whether the ministers could stay in office or had to resign. (Less)
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Eliasson, Kristin LU
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STVK01 20091
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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moral, mediedrev, politikerroll, dygdetik, konsekvensetik, jämlikhet
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Swedish
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1405412
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2009-06-18 11:09:11
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  abstract     = {This study aims to present the media coverage of the period shortly after the Swedish parliamentary elections of 2006. It soon turned out that five of the newly appointed Swedish Ministers of government had committed immoral acts prior they were appointed Ministers. The basis for this study is a hypothesis that media tends to picture politicians in the context of different normative logics. 

The research material consists of articles, editorials, and columns from the six biggest morning papers and tabloids. The theoretical framework for this analysis is a mix of three different theories; Critical Discourse Analysis, Gender Theory and Agenda Setting Theory. The last mentioned tries to explain the Medias ability to exercise power as leader of Opinion. 

The comparison of the media coverage of the five Ministers of Government clearly shows that there does not seem to exist any clear political ethic and/or normative logic. The same or at least similar acts were judged differently (moral relativism). The media tended to portray the female Ministers of Government as private persons. In addition, the male Ministers of Government were covered and discussed as professionals. The study also shows that massive media coverage played a role in whether the ministers could stay in office or had to resign.},
  author       = {Eliasson, Kristin},
  keyword      = {moral,mediedrev,politikerroll,dygdetik,konsekvensetik,jämlikhet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Som privat eller professionell? En uppsats om medias gestaltning av aktörerna i ministerkrisen 2006},
  year         = {2009},
}