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Writing about Warming: A Content Analysis on Global Warming in Dagens Nyheter & Aftonbladet
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The issue of climate change is of great importance in our contemporary world and has been given more media coverage during the last decades. Therefore, this thesis analyzes articles on global warming in the Swedish newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Aftonbladet (2010-2013), and explores how the issue is made understandable to the readers. The applied methodology is a content analysis.

The result shows that the studied newspapers, with few exceptions, either write about problems caused by; or solutions to global warming. Scientists and politicians are the most common claimsmakers and no climate skeptics are cited. Solutions are almost as often presented by journalists themselves (opinion) as from quoted sources (news) and the most frequent solution is global climate agreements to reduce the emissions.

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2013. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
global warming, climate change, journalism, newspaper, content analysis, framing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-90476OAI: diva2:625773
Available from: 2013-06-13 Created: 2013-06-05 Last updated: 2013-06-13Bibliographically approved

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