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Media framing of immigration: A comparison of newspaper coverage in Sweden and the United Kingdom during the 2016 Brussels terrorist attack

Lindström, Laura LU (2017) WPMM40 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Through salience and framing, the media has significant power in influencing how the public views a given political, societal, or economic issue. Through the lens of framing theory, this research paper is investigating how immigration was framed in two Swedish and 4 United Kingdom newspapers during the week surrounding the Brussels terrorist attack on 22 March 2016 in a content analysis. By looking at coverage from three days before and three days after the attack, we found the terrorist attack having a larger impact on coverage in the UK than in Sweden. The sample included both broadsheet newspapers and tabloids; the most common frames found in the quality broadsheet newspapers in our sample were conflict and responsibility frames, while... (More)
Through salience and framing, the media has significant power in influencing how the public views a given political, societal, or economic issue. Through the lens of framing theory, this research paper is investigating how immigration was framed in two Swedish and 4 United Kingdom newspapers during the week surrounding the Brussels terrorist attack on 22 March 2016 in a content analysis. By looking at coverage from three days before and three days after the attack, we found the terrorist attack having a larger impact on coverage in the UK than in Sweden. The sample included both broadsheet newspapers and tabloids; the most common frames found in the quality broadsheet newspapers in our sample were conflict and responsibility frames, while the more right-leaning anti-immigration tabloid in the sample used the threat frame to a larger extent. (Less)
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author
Lindström, Laura LU
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organization
course
WPMM40 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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framing, media, immigration, terrorism, news
language
English
id
8907475
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2017-06-27 14:55:47
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2017-06-27 14:55:47
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  abstract     = {Through salience and framing, the media has significant power in influencing how the public views a given political, societal, or economic issue. Through the lens of framing theory, this research paper is investigating how immigration was framed in two Swedish and 4 United Kingdom newspapers during the week surrounding the Brussels terrorist attack on 22 March 2016 in a content analysis. By looking at coverage from three days before and three days after the attack, we found the terrorist attack having a larger impact on coverage in the UK than in Sweden. The sample included both broadsheet newspapers and tabloids; the most common frames found in the quality broadsheet newspapers in our sample were conflict and responsibility frames, while the more right-leaning anti-immigration tabloid in the sample used the threat frame to a larger extent.},
  author       = {Lindström, Laura},
  keyword      = {framing,media,immigration,terrorism,news},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Media framing of immigration: A comparison of newspaper coverage in Sweden and the United Kingdom during the 2016 Brussels terrorist attack},
  year         = {2017},
}