Framing af Danmark - i lyset af regeringens håndtering af flygtningekrisen

Marie Schønning Jensen, Simone Westergaard Hjorth Hansen, Petar Petkovic, Katrine Isabella Gramstrup Nissen, Oliver Alexander Sudergaard Schmidt, Nina Falkesgaard Sørensen, Karoline Ballieu Kjærgaard & Amanda Enggaard Dybdal

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines how the general perception of Denmark has been modified in three selected media between 2015 and 2016, in light of the Danish government’s management of the current refugee crisis, particularly the passing of the heavily debated law L87. The project proposes four hypotheses which prognosticates a change of the framing of Denmark from positive in 2015 to negative in 2016. The objects of empirical examination are 92 articles from The Guardian, The Washington Post and The New York Times, published between January 13th and February 13th in respectively 2015 and 2016. Subsequently, through an extensive framing analysis, the project conducts a combination of a quantitative and qualitative study of the 92 articles. Amongst others, the quantitative part of the analysis focuses on intentional wording, specific source usage, moral evaluations and causal explanations, as well as defining whether the article promotes a positive or negative perception of Denmark and determining the overall frames that the article introduces. The qualitative approach presents a more in-depth analysis of how Denmark is being framed. The main results conclude that there is a significant increase in the negative framing of Denmark in the three media from 2015 to 2016 and that political journalism about Denmark is the main focus of the negative framing. Given the results of the project in the three distinguished media, it becomes highly relevant to discuss and contemplate a potential reversed Danish reputation and the consequences thereof.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2016


  • Washington Post
  • Goffman
  • Lars Lokke
  • New York Times
  • Scheufele
  • Guardian
  • Agenda-setting
  • Framing
  • Entman
  • de Vreese