Through a reception analysis this paper seeks to find out how young Danish first time voters experience the communication in a political debate show like Debatten on the Danish public service TV station, DR2. Furthermore we wish to examine how this reception reflects the public service contract between The Danish Broadcasting Corporation and the Danish state. Through qualitative research using focus groups with young first time voters, we analyze the empiric material using Kim Schrøders Multidimensional Model for reception analysis (2003). This paper then takes a critical look at Debatten and their obligations towards the public service contract and their responsibility towards strengthening the democratic process in Denmark. Our study conludes, that Debatten has a great potential towards conveying political knowledge to young citizens, but that the mediatization of politics blurs the messages and that a show like Debatten lacks the ability to communicate political agendas in a manner that suits the young voters.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 maj 2015|
|Vejledere||Henriette van Wylich-Muxoll|
- first time voters
- young voters
- public service