Advanced

Us Finns Here in Sweden - A Content Analysis of the News on the Finnish Presidential Election in the Swedish Finnish Media

Hoppu, Lotta LU (2012) MKVM13 20121
Media and Communication Studies
Abstract
Aims and objectives: The aim of the study is to look at how national identity and culture and
politics meet in minority language media. The focus is on studying how the minority language
media portrays the relationship of the minority and the two countries, the one of origin and the
one of residence. The aim is also to find out if the minority status of the minority group for
which the media content is aimed at comes across through the reporting of a chosen event - the
Finnish presidential elections – and how much and what kind of content is broadcasted.
Method: Quantitative content analysis
Empirical data: The data includes all the election-related news items, a total of 99 individual
items, broadcasted on the nationwide news in... (More)
Aims and objectives: The aim of the study is to look at how national identity and culture and
politics meet in minority language media. The focus is on studying how the minority language
media portrays the relationship of the minority and the two countries, the one of origin and the
one of residence. The aim is also to find out if the minority status of the minority group for
which the media content is aimed at comes across through the reporting of a chosen event - the
Finnish presidential elections – and how much and what kind of content is broadcasted.
Method: Quantitative content analysis
Empirical data: The data includes all the election-related news items, a total of 99 individual
items, broadcasted on the nationwide news in the Swedish Finnish media (SR/SVT) between
January 17th and January 23rd 2012.
Results: All in all the Finnish presidential elections seemed to interest the Swedish Finnish news
media during the chosen period of time. The radio and TV news devoted 25% of the
broadcasting time to election-related items, which were also broadcasted daily.
The election-related reporting showed indicators of the Swedish Finnish minority group having
two home countries: something, that I argue, most likely occurs also within other minorities with
immigrant background. It seems that in the Swedish Finnish radio or the TV news the news
stories from Finland are not categorized as domestic news but not foreign news either Although
the Swedish-Finnish media provided sufficient enough information, explanations and discussion
around election-related topics to fill the media’s democracy related tasks, the Swedish Finnish
minority media did not have the minority on the agenda in the election-related news. The
minority and its issues remained silent and invisible in the data.
Key words: minority language media, Swedish Finnish minority, national identity (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Hoppu, Lotta LU
supervisor
organization
course
MKVM13 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
minority language media, Swedish Finnish minority, national identity
language
English
id
2596607
date added to LUP
2012-06-01 08:49:21
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:35:59
@misc{2596607,
  abstract     = {Aims and objectives: The aim of the study is to look at how national identity and culture and
politics meet in minority language media. The focus is on studying how the minority language
media portrays the relationship of the minority and the two countries, the one of origin and the
one of residence. The aim is also to find out if the minority status of the minority group for
which the media content is aimed at comes across through the reporting of a chosen event - the
Finnish presidential elections – and how much and what kind of content is broadcasted.
Method: Quantitative content analysis
Empirical data: The data includes all the election-related news items, a total of 99 individual
items, broadcasted on the nationwide news in the Swedish Finnish media (SR/SVT) between
January 17th and January 23rd 2012.
Results: All in all the Finnish presidential elections seemed to interest the Swedish Finnish news
media during the chosen period of time. The radio and TV news devoted 25% of the
broadcasting time to election-related items, which were also broadcasted daily.
The election-related reporting showed indicators of the Swedish Finnish minority group having
two home countries: something, that I argue, most likely occurs also within other minorities with
immigrant background. It seems that in the Swedish Finnish radio or the TV news the news
stories from Finland are not categorized as domestic news but not foreign news either Although
the Swedish-Finnish media provided sufficient enough information, explanations and discussion
around election-related topics to fill the media’s democracy related tasks, the Swedish Finnish
minority media did not have the minority on the agenda in the election-related news. The
minority and its issues remained silent and invisible in the data.
Key words: minority language media, Swedish Finnish minority, national identity},
  author       = {Hoppu, Lotta},
  keyword      = {minority language media,Swedish Finnish minority,national identity},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Us Finns Here in Sweden - A Content Analysis of the News on the Finnish Presidential Election in the Swedish Finnish Media},
  year         = {2012},
}