Intellektualitet - En undersøgelse af intellektuelle i dagens samfund og mediebillede

Mikkel Mølgaard Kristensen, Sofie Thomasen Rasmussen & Rasmus Thierry Mogenstrup

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This paper is an examination of intellectuals’ public work. In society today, cultural- or debating journalists are everywhere in the media landscape. We see a tendency to consider every opinion former as intellectuals, but is this a leach towards classic intellectuals? This project analyses the intellectual field and how they have influence on the media. How does an academic intellectual differ from a journalist, and how do they differ in their use of the social media and when they occur in the public media. We have found, that intellectuals with an academic background are the real intellectuals, because they have the required expertise within a given subject. Journalists cannot be considered intellectuals by the classic definition, because they do not have a degree from a university, and because their jobs require objectivity. However, some people might misunderstand journalists to be intellectuals, because of their fame and their rather large fan base. We can conclude, that real intellectuals and journalists theoretically use the media in completely different ways, but the common denominator is, that if they are known in the public, they will have more authority and influence on air time in the media.

UddannelserDansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato6 dec. 2016
Vejledereerik svendsen


  • intellektualitet
  • Svend Brinkmann
  • Abdel Aziz Mahmoud
  • Facebook
  • Sociale medier
  • DR
  • Public Service
  • Politiken