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Den fiktiva läsaren i dagstidningar: En undersökning om skapandet av fiktiva läsare i tre tidningar 1890
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay researches how newspapers created fictional reader identities through their content. Three newspapers have been studied from the week first to eight of February 1890, Nya Dagligt Allehanda, Dagens Nyheter and Stockholms Nyheter. The question that the essay is attempting to answer is which fictional readers were created. This is done through both a content analysis and a deeper language analysis of the newspapers. The text is seen as an active agent, creating the identity of the reader that they imagine when they write, an ideal reader. The content analysis compares the three newspapers with each other and studies the type of news that were reported. The differences between which occurrences and what kind of news are being reported shows the differences between the fictional readers that were created. The deep analysis studies one article from each newspaper more closely to see which words were used and how the newspapers used language to create a fictional reader. Criticism were often used to shows which group and opinions the fictional reader were identified with and which were the opponents. The fictional readers were quite political since a lot of the content was about politics or held political views. The newspapers transferred their political views to the fictional reader through the content. NDAs fictional reader was politically right-wing, interested in the other European countries and against socialism. DNs fictional reader was liberal and interested in political debates, the tariff issue and the rights for freedom of speech. Their opponent was the conservative and protectionist. SNs fictional reader had political opinions, but little interest in how the government worked and more in the doings of ordinary people. The fictional reader often criticized the authority and voiced it's opinion strongly.

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2013. , 29 p.
Keyword [sv]
Dagstidningar, fiktiv läsare, skapande, Dagens Nyheter, Nya Dagligt Allehanda, Stockholms Nyheter
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History of Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-200603OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-200603DiVA: diva2:624414
Available from: 2013-10-25 Created: 2013-05-31 Last updated: 2013-10-25Bibliographically approved

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