Att läsa mellan raderna: En kritisk diskursanalys av nyhetsartiklar med fokus på textkonstruktionens betydelse för läsarens tolkning
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Title: To read between the lines – a critical discourse analysis of news articles with focus on the text constructions significance for the readers interpretation (Att läsa mellan raderna – En kritisk diskursanalys av nyhetsartiklar med fokus på textkonstruktionens betydelse för läsarens tolkning)
Number of pages: 52
Author: Louise von Schantz
Tutor: Amelie Hössjer
Course: Media and communication studies D
Period: Spring 2006
University: Division of media and communication, Department of information science, Uppsala University
Purpose/Aim: The study aims to analyse how two crises-news are presented in two newspapers, morningpress and evningpress. Furthermore, proceeding from Faircloughs triple dimensional model, the study aims to analyse whether these articles, through their text construction, can develop effects in the society.
Material/Method: The reference material used in this paper is mainly gathered from books concerning Norman Faircloughs and Håkan Hvitfelts theories. Additionally, I have also used books concerning morningpress and evningpress. Critical discourse-analyse and the assembled material are the methods used to analyse the eight news articles selected for this thesis. The objectives that have been analysed are, with ground in Faircloughs theory, text, discourse practise and sociocultural practise. Moreover, has Håkan Hvitfelts ten principles of how to slant new articles been used throughout the analyse.
Main results: One main outcome that has been generated from this thesis it is that the evening press has the tendency to terrify their readers. This on the contrary to the morning press which present a more objective view to the news. Common for the both papers is that they follow the typical presentation for news in a paper. The result of this can provide a negative effect on the reader who worries and get exaggerated view of the situation.
Key words: Critical discourse analysis, news valuation, crisis, news press, text, discourse practice, sociocultural practice, ten slant on news
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Medier och kommunikation , 2007. , 52 p.
Critical discourse analysis, news valuation, crisis, news press, text, discourse practice, sociocultural practice, ten slant on news
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-8390OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-8390DiVA: diva2:131675
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