The following project endeavors to examine to which extend ethnic minorities and women are used as sources in the culture sections of the Danish morning papers. By conducting a content analysis of a total of 694 articles from Politiken, Berlingske, Information, Kristeligt Dagblad and Jyllands-Posten respectively, it is possible to explain how, in reality, the spread of sources appears.
Furthermore, the project looks at the representation of the spread of sex and ethnic minorities in the Danish society. When deploying framing analysis, the project looks at a more literal aspect of the use of ethnic minorities and women as sources. The results of the analysis points to the fact that ethnic minorities and women are not particularly used as sources. Therefore, the diversity within the culture section is not representative of the composition of the Danish population. According to Davis Gauntlett, the consequence could be that the underrepresented parts of the population will be affected negatively. The framing of ethnic minorities is largely positive, though it has to be noted that women with another ethnic background than Danish are more frequently framed by their sex rather than their ethnicity. Likewise, women in general are framed predominantly positively wherein the focus lies on women as being strong and caring. Although there seems to be a tendency to comment more on women’s looks and appearances, which grants a more negative self-perception, when femininity is not as desirable today as male qualities.
|Uddannelser||Journalistik, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||26 maj 2017|
|Vejledere||Leif Hemming Pedersen|