Amanda Boie Hvid, Lasse Duus Rasmussen, Liv Birkemose, Martin Myssen & Louisa Dikea Augoustakis

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project investigates power relations’ constitution through interaction in an institutionalised news interview setting. Two objects, The Nixon Interviews and Frost/Nixon, have been analysed to explore this. The objects are an interview with former President Richard Nixon, conducted by the British journalist David Frost and the film, adapted from a stage play, based on said interviews. Comparing these two concludes how participants in both the original and fictionalised interviews constitute power relations. Theories relating to CA, interview practice and dramatic discourse are utilised in the analysis. Transcriptions of selected scenes have been produced and analysed. Combining the data objects with observations made through theoretical approaches, this project concludes that participants in interaction establish power relations, and that these are magnified in the fictional film.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato16 okt. 2013


  • Nixon
  • Conversation Analysis
  • movie
  • Dramatisation
  • Frost
  • interview