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Yttrandefrihetens riddare : nyhetsvärderingar och nyhetsurval i samband med nazistdemonstrationerna i Göteborg 2017

Rydén, Axel LU (2018) JOUK10 20172
Journalism
Abstract
This bachelor thesis deals with the reporting around the demonstration in Gothenburg on September 30th 2017 arranged by Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen (NMR), a Nordic Neo-Nazi movement. After a cultural debate in Sweden regarding freedom of speech and the attendance of the internet based right-winged alternative media Fria Tider on Mässan Bok & Bibliotek, also known as Bokmässan, always arranged at the end of September every year and being one of the bigger cultural events for the publishing industry. NMR decided to arrange a demonstration with a few hundred members taking part during the fair in central Gothenburg, 23 NMR members including the organisation's leader Simon Lindberg were arrested on suspicion of violent public disorder.

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This bachelor thesis deals with the reporting around the demonstration in Gothenburg on September 30th 2017 arranged by Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen (NMR), a Nordic Neo-Nazi movement. After a cultural debate in Sweden regarding freedom of speech and the attendance of the internet based right-winged alternative media Fria Tider on Mässan Bok & Bibliotek, also known as Bokmässan, always arranged at the end of September every year and being one of the bigger cultural events for the publishing industry. NMR decided to arrange a demonstration with a few hundred members taking part during the fair in central Gothenburg, 23 NMR members including the organisation's leader Simon Lindberg were arrested on suspicion of violent public disorder.

In order to study the reporting about the Nazi demonstration I have interviewed seven news directors on how they framed their news coverage using theories of news valuation (nyhetsvärderingar) and news selection (nyhetsurval). My inertization offers a way of understanding why the news coverage from the demonstration was major, despite the Nazis gathered being half the expected number and the original demonstration route being cancelled. There is an interesting dilemma for all news directors in countries with growing far right groups; you have to report about them – without becoming their megaphone. The results show that the news directors try to live up to their personal view of news valuation and news selection, while at the same time it might be harder to implement them in practice. (Less)
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author
Rydén, Axel LU
supervisor
organization
course
JOUK10 20172
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
News valuation, News selection, Neo-Nazi, Nordic Resistance Movement, NMR, Sweden, Gothenburg
language
Swedish
id
8933143
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2018-01-22 12:50:01
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2018-01-22 12:50:01
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  abstract     = {This bachelor thesis deals with the reporting around the demonstration in Gothenburg on September 30th 2017 arranged by Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen (NMR), a Nordic Neo-Nazi movement. After a cultural debate in Sweden regarding freedom of speech and the attendance of the internet based right-winged alternative media Fria Tider on Mässan Bok & Bibliotek, also known as Bokmässan, always arranged at the end of September every year and being one of the bigger cultural events for the publishing industry. NMR decided to arrange a demonstration with a few hundred members taking part during the fair in central Gothenburg, 23 NMR members including the organisation's leader Simon Lindberg were arrested on suspicion of violent public disorder.

In order to study the reporting about the Nazi demonstration I have interviewed seven news directors on how they framed their news coverage using theories of news valuation (nyhetsvärderingar) and news selection (nyhetsurval). My inertization offers a way of understanding why the news coverage from the demonstration was major, despite the Nazis gathered being half the expected number and the original demonstration route being cancelled. There is an interesting dilemma for all news directors in countries with growing far right groups; you have to report about them – without becoming their megaphone. The results show that the news directors try to live up to their personal view of news valuation and news selection, while at the same time it might be harder to implement them in practice.},
  author       = {Rydén, Axel},
  keyword      = {News valuation,News selection,Neo-Nazi,Nordic Resistance Movement,NMR,Sweden,Gothenburg},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Yttrandefrihetens riddare : nyhetsvärderingar och nyhetsurval i samband med nazistdemonstrationerna i Göteborg 2017},
  year         = {2018},
}