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Medias jakt på syndabockar - en studie om socialtjänsten i media

Dallby, Sara LU and Nilsson, Sofie LU (2012) SOPA63 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract
We chose to write this essay on how the social services were illustrated and how it was reviewed in the media after the two cases in the municipality of Mark and Sandviken. These cases were brought to attention by Uppdrag granskning, the Swedish TV program, in two different coverages. Moreover, we have emanating from articles, blogs, and chat room conversations and gathered what people have written in the comment fields. Both cases include children who are eye catchers within the social services. Furthermore, the purpose was to study what the examination of the social services could lead to and what the media debates looked like. To analyze our empirical data we chose to do a qualitative content analysis. We used the agenda-setting theory... (More)
We chose to write this essay on how the social services were illustrated and how it was reviewed in the media after the two cases in the municipality of Mark and Sandviken. These cases were brought to attention by Uppdrag granskning, the Swedish TV program, in two different coverages. Moreover, we have emanating from articles, blogs, and chat room conversations and gathered what people have written in the comment fields. Both cases include children who are eye catchers within the social services. Furthermore, the purpose was to study what the examination of the social services could lead to and what the media debates looked like. To analyze our empirical data we chose to do a qualitative content analysis. We used the agenda-setting theory together with an interpretation of the concept of power, with the intent to explain and understand our material. We also used the term scapegoat in order to analyze the data. When we summarized the material, we found that it was not a pretty picture of the social services that appeared. One of the articles we used showed that examinations like these could give birth to hatred towards the social services. From having gathered all this information from the articles, blogs, chat room conversations and comment fields, we came to the conclusion that the author might be right.

Key words: social services, media, social work, Uppdrag granskning, Mark, Sandviken. (Less)
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author
Dallby, Sara LU and Nilsson, Sofie LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
social services, media, social work, Uppdrag granskning, Mark, Sandviken
language
Swedish
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2629015
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2012-06-07 09:42:01
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  abstract     = {We chose to write this essay on how the social services were illustrated and how it was reviewed in the media after the two cases in the municipality of Mark and Sandviken. These cases were brought to attention by Uppdrag granskning, the Swedish TV program, in two different coverages. Moreover, we have emanating from articles, blogs, and chat room conversations and gathered what people have written in the comment fields. Both cases include children who are eye catchers within the social services. Furthermore, the purpose was to study what the examination of the social services could lead to and what the media debates looked like. To analyze our empirical data we chose to do a qualitative content analysis. We used the agenda-setting theory together with an interpretation of the concept of power, with the intent to explain and understand our material. We also used the term scapegoat in order to analyze the data. When we summarized the material, we found that it was not a pretty picture of the social services that appeared. One of the articles we used showed that examinations like these could give birth to hatred towards the social services. From having gathered all this information from the articles, blogs, chat room conversations and comment fields, we came to the conclusion that the author might be right.

Key words: social services, media, social work, Uppdrag granskning, Mark, Sandviken.},
  author       = {Dallby, Sara and Nilsson, Sofie},
  keyword      = {social services,media,social work,Uppdrag granskning,Mark,Sandviken},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Medias jakt på syndabockar - en studie om socialtjänsten i media},
  year         = {2012},
}