This project concerns the rhetorical devices used by changing Prime Ministers in Denmark in the weekly press meeting held in 2009, 2014 and 2018. The project seeks to analyze whether there are any developments in how they avoid answering the journalists’ questions over time by look-ing at one press meeting from each of the three Prime Ministers in that period with an equal amount of time between each press meeting to allow for consistency in what part of the year the meeting is held.
Through both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the press meetings the project seeks to dis-cover, whether an increasing level of mediatization can be identified in the press meetings by analyzing and comparing the aforementioned rhetorical devices used during each press meeting. Finally, the project opens a discussion about, whether this development has consequences for democracy and the relationship between politicians and journalists - and if so, what these are.
In conclusion, our results show that the most recent Prime Ministers tend to answer fewer ques-tions, use more words and leave less time for the journalists’ questions - to name a few of our results, which lead us to believe, that there might be an increasing level of mediatization to be found at press meetings held by Danish Prime Ministers. This could be a problem as it leaves the journalists with the increasingly tough task of cutting through the spin at press meetings leaving them somewhat unable to bring transparency to political decision making for the public.
|Uddannelser||Journalistik, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||6 jun. 2018|
|Vejledere||Leif Hemming Pedersen|
- dansk politik
- politisk kommunikation
- morten madsen
- Lars løkke
- Anders Fogh
- Helle Thorning-Schmidt
- pressens fremtid
- den nye medievirkelighed