Framing af flygtningestrømmen i medierne

Frederik Iversen, Mads Neperus, Rasmus Troldahl, Clara Svarc & Casper Dalsten

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Abstract This project focuses on the two Danish omnibus newspapers Berlingske and Politiken and seeks to understand their framing on the refugee crisis in respectively a week in 1993 and 2015. More specifically we will examine how the newspapers have framed the refugee crisis in both periods. The first part of this project will explain the given notions on framing by professor Robert Entman, and furthermore explain how metaphors affect readers point of view on refugees by Mark Johnson and George Lakoff. Secondly we will present a quantitative content analysis which helps us to examine the frames by the given newspapers and seek the possible differences between the two periods. This part will focus on showing the categorization of certain aspects that work through a selection of the chosen empiricism. We will also do an analysis on the metaphors that we have found in our data, we will be using a qualitative textual analysis to examine the metaphors and thereby understand them as ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ regarding refugees. In this examination we have found some differences in Berlingske and Politikens way of framing the two refugee crises. This is expressed by some new specific dominating frames in 2015 compared to 1993. It is also expressed by differences in the way the newspapers frame refugees as subjects or objects. To understand the basis and perspective of framing we have included theory of science to show our reflections on this project. Finally, we will discuss our results and show the limitation on framing by understanding the historical and cultural contexts, furthermore include the ideological aspects of the newspapers.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato25 maj 2016


  • Lakoff
  • Frames
  • Flygtninge
  • Metaforer
  • Framing
  • Entman