This paper investigates the coverage of Denmark in two selected Portuguese daily newspapers (Expresso and Público) as well as the coverage of Portugal in two selected Danish daily newspapers (Berlingske and Politiken) in two one-year periods from 2010-2011 and 2017-2018 respectively. Through a quantitative content analysis and subsequent qualitative framing analysis of 136 articles, the paper calls into question the broader development of foreign news coverage in recent decades. Thereby, the paper will examine whether these broader changes - commenced as a result of factors pertaining to economy, technology and globalization - can likewise elucidate the development in the data analyzed in this project. Possible issue-areas such as parachute and copypaste approaches to journalism are discussed and analyzed and the necessity of a common European public sphere is addressed. Furthermore, the paper proposes five hypotheses concerning the analyzed media coverage which prognosticates a shift in quality in the journalistic output from the selected media in different key aspects. In conclusion, it is demonstrated that the coverage of Denmark and Portugal in the four selected media has indeed changed in the course of the last eight years, albeit not solely in the directions one might expect. However, the empirical data of this project represents just a grain of sand in the overall volume of European news coverage, and the results of this project must therefore also be perceived as such.
|Uddannelser||Journalistik, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 dec. 2018|
|Vejledere||Jannie Møller Hartley|
- FOREIGN JOURNALISM
- FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE
- MEDIA SYSTEM THEORY
- EUROPEAN PUBLIC SPHERE