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Last night in Sweden: En studie om sanning, desinformation och bilden av Sverige

Friberg, Ida LU and Schlyter, My LU (2017) SKOK01 20171
Department of Strategic Communication
Abstract
Today, we have access to more information sources than ever before. These sources give different versions of reality and of what is true or false. In February 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, made a statement about Sweden and the Swedish reception of refugees, which led to global attention about the situation in Sweden. This bachelor thesis examines which images that are being communicated about Sweden, with the aim to gain further knowledge about the parts played by truth and disinformation in this communication. By us- ing discourse analysis as a method, the communication about Sweden from the Swedish Institute and six different American news media with different political stances has been examined, leading to the... (More)
Today, we have access to more information sources than ever before. These sources give different versions of reality and of what is true or false. In February 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, made a statement about Sweden and the Swedish reception of refugees, which led to global attention about the situation in Sweden. This bachelor thesis examines which images that are being communicated about Sweden, with the aim to gain further knowledge about the parts played by truth and disinformation in this communication. By us- ing discourse analysis as a method, the communication about Sweden from the Swedish Institute and six different American news media with different political stances has been examined, leading to the identification of three different dis- courses about Sweden. These discourses represent Sweden in different and some- times opposed ways. Some media have been found to use disinformation in order to contribute to the discourse that represents Sweden negatively. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Idag har vi tillgång till fler informationskällor än någonsin tidigare. Dessa källor ger olika versioner av hur verkligheten ser ut och vad som är sant eller falskt. I februari 2017 uttalade sig USA:s president Donald Trump om Sverige och det svenska flyktingmottagandet vilket ledde till global uppmärksamhet kring situat- ionen i Sverige. I den här kandidatuppsatsen studeras vilka bilder som kommuni- ceras om Sverige med syftet att utvinna fördjupade kunskaper om de roller san- ning och desinformation spelar i denna kommunikation. Detta har undersökts ge- nom en diskursanalys av hur Svenska institutet och sex olika amerikanska ny- hetsmedier med olika politiska inriktningar kommunicerar om Sverige, vilket har lett till att tre olika... (More)
Idag har vi tillgång till fler informationskällor än någonsin tidigare. Dessa källor ger olika versioner av hur verkligheten ser ut och vad som är sant eller falskt. I februari 2017 uttalade sig USA:s president Donald Trump om Sverige och det svenska flyktingmottagandet vilket ledde till global uppmärksamhet kring situat- ionen i Sverige. I den här kandidatuppsatsen studeras vilka bilder som kommuni- ceras om Sverige med syftet att utvinna fördjupade kunskaper om de roller san- ning och desinformation spelar i denna kommunikation. Detta har undersökts ge- nom en diskursanalys av hur Svenska institutet och sex olika amerikanska ny- hetsmedier med olika politiska inriktningar kommunicerar om Sverige, vilket har lett till att tre olika diskurser om Sverige har identifierats. Diskurserna framställer Sverige på olika och ibland motstridiga sätt. Vissa medier har konstaterats an- vända sig av desinformation för att bidra till den diskurs som skildrar Sverige på ett negativt sätt. (Less)
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author
Friberg, Ida LU and Schlyter, My LU
supervisor
organization
course
SKOK01 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
discourse, disinformation, news media, nation branding, news value, public diplomacy, strategic communication, Sweden, desinformation, diskurs, nyhetsmedier, nyhetsvärde, strategisk kommunikation, Sverige
language
Swedish
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8911395
date added to LUP
2017-06-12 15:53:57
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2017-06-12 15:53:57
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  author       = {Friberg, Ida and Schlyter, My},
  keyword      = {discourse,disinformation,news media,nation branding,news value,public diplomacy,strategic communication,Sweden,desinformation,diskurs,nyhetsmedier,nyhetsvärde,strategisk kommunikation,Sverige},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Last night in Sweden: En studie om sanning, desinformation och bilden av Sverige},
  year         = {2017},
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