Fagbladet Folkeskolen - Et frit og uafhængigt medie eller talerør for Danmarks Lærerforening?

Nanna Rævskær Dahl Tagø & Ulrik Stavnsbjerg Offersen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


Resume This thesis focuses on Fagbladet Folkeskolen – a union magazine published by the Danish Teachers Union. The thesis examines the relationship between the editorial of the paper and the union and especially seeks to discover the ways in which the paper is dependent on the union. To examine the above a thorough examination of content in both the physical edition of Folkeskolen that is published every other week and articles on folkeskolen.dk has been completed. Furthermore seven interviews has been conducted with editors and journalists from the magazine. This provides insight that shows a difference between how journalists feel about their distance to and autonomy from the union and how the union is portrayed in their articles. The thesis concludes that there are numerous ways in which Folkeskolen depends on the Danish Teachers Union. First and foremost the union pays half the bills, but furthermore the paper depends upon a good relationship with sources from the union: If there is bad blood between the two Folkeskolen might not get access to important meetings or get sources to go on the record with certain information. Deeply rooted in the journalistic way of doing things is a critical approach to information and people in power. The thesis finds however, that there are hardly any articles in the magazine that adopts a critical approach towards the union. On that note the thesis continues to discuss whether a magazine such as Folkeskolen – that clearly is directed towards teachers in Denmark – needs to adapt a critical approach towards the teachers union.

UddannelserJournalistik, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato15 sep. 2015
VejledereMichael Bruun Andersen


  • Michael Schudson
  • Journalistik
  • Shoemaker og Reese
  • Uafhængighed
  • Folkeskolen
  • Indholdsanalyse
  • Danmarks Lærerforening
  • Fagblad
  • Warren Breed
  • Journalistike normer
  • Interviewanalyse
  • Journalistiske idealer