This study examines high school students’ understanding of source criticism and their ability to be critical towards the Danish media’s portrayal of development countries with the ebola epidemic in West Africa as a case study. This study is used to plan a campaign directed at high school students in Denmark. It will seek to raise awareness about the importance of source criticism and of seeking further knowledge about development countries to achieve insight on a broader perspective than what the Danish media represents. In order to create the campaign, the study contains a target group analysis grounded by empirical data gathered through a focus group interview of four high school students from Rysensteen Gymnasium in Copenhagen. The empirical data is analysed using Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s discourse theory and practice theory as described by Andreas Reckwitz which both originate from social constructivism. By using these theories the project examines the focus group participants’ articulation of discourses and practices of source criticism. The study discusses the possibility of creating a behavioural change with a combination of dialogical and diffusion approach to communication. This paper concludes, that while it is not certain the wanted effect of a behavioural change will be attainable, the campaign merely serves as an initiative to change.
|Uddannelser||Kommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 jun. 2015|