Danske mediers dækning af public service-kontraktens skærpede krav om inddragelse af den kristne kulturarv

Julie Pastoft Hestehauge, Christoffer Munch Paulsen, Frederikke Hult Duvier, Mette Grube Condrup, Michael Hovmand Hansen & Cecilie Nathalie Toft Larsen

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


In 2011 the government for the first time demanded that Danmarks Radio, a danish public
service-station, should reflect the danish christian cultural heritage. This created a lot of
debate in the media, and many criticized the claim of christianity in public service to restrict
the independence of journalists. This paper examines the news coverage of the subject in
2011 and 2018 by using a quantitative content analysis, and examines whether the news
coverage was balanced or not. The balance is analysed by using Erik Albæk, David Hopmann
and Claes de Vresses concepts of balance. The two years of news coverage are compared in a
comparative analysis. The results are discussed in relation to Gaye Tuchman’s journalistic
strategies to attempt objectivity. The concept of objectivity and balance in terms of
journalistic practices are compared. In 2011 the news coverage was predominantly
unbalanced and in 2018 it was predominantly balanced. Furthermore we found out that
objectivity is an unachievable goal in itself, but it is possible to live up to a few specific
requirements of balance.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato7 jan. 2019
Antal sider36
VejledereAnne Kirstine Hermann


  • Danmarks Radio
  • Public service
  • kristendom
  • kulturarv
  • kristen