This master thesis is investigating how danish tabloid media is covering the foreigners and refugees in 2016. The report is taking earlier studies and discussing, how the media is framing the arrival of refugees and the subjects surrounding migrants and foreigners in Denmark. 176 articles from the two newspapers BT and Ekstra Bladet has been reviewed and the scientist has asked, what the media represent as the main problem, the solutions, the moral assessment, and who is portrayed as the victim and the villain.
Furthermore the thesis looks into the two media's dominating themes in the questions concerning refugees and foreigners, and through a quantitative analysis the report has chosen two archetypical articles, which has been analysed more closely in a language stylistic analysis looking for the dominating frames.
The report concludes, that the tabloid media especially uses frames that portray the foreigners as criminals and as an economic burden to the Danish society, the foreigners and refugees are the villain in most of the articles, and the danish citizens or european citizens are the victims. The refugees or foreigners are mostly an economical burden in the danish society, and it is more often than not the politicians, who should find resolutions to the problems with refugees or foreigners. The articles rarely gives examples on ways to solve the problems, and if they do, the solution is very often to be more hard or strict against the foreigners and refugees.
The two tabloid newspapers display the world baldly in black and white when writing about foreigners and refugees, and the media is concentrating on the problems in Denmark or the surrounding countries. Not once in the period of this investigation has the media pointed at problems in the Middle East or countries at war, in poverty, or persecution.
|Uddannelser||Journalistik, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||20 jan. 2018|
- frame setting