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"Klickokratin" och de vita fläckarna: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om journalistikens demokratiska roll och framtid
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Media, audio technology and theater.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Media, audio technology and theater.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The “Clickocracy” and the White Spots : A qualitative interview study on the journalism's democratic role and future (English)
Abstract [en]

Journalism is a part of the foundation of a democracy and is responsible for giving a wide view of the society, examining the authorities and making sure to give a nuanced picture of reality. With the rapid flow of information given to us by the digital media, journalism has gained tremendous competition from third parties and private individuals. At the same time, surveys have been carried out where politicians and press secretaries find that journalists today are unable to cover reality to the extent that would be desired. The economic situation has meant that many local offices have had to be closed down, which has contributed to white spots that are no longer covered in Sweden. In this survey, semi-structured interviews were conducted with parliamentary politicians, journalists and press secretaries in the political arena to get answers on how they view the journalism's democratic role, the future of journalism and how digitalization has affected journalism. The answers were thematised and analyzed against theories of media convergence, journalism's democratic role and political communication. In several themes that were found among the answers, there is consensus in the interviewees' answers and opinions questions. For example, journalism faces major challenges in the future in a society with easy ways of disseminating disinformation, and that journalists themselves need to find the solution to preserve their relevance and credibility.

Abstract [sv]

Journalistik är en del av grundstommen i en demokrati och ansvarar för att bevaka samhället, granska makteliten och se till att ge en nyanserad bild av verkligheten. I och med det snabba informationsflödet som de digitala medierna gett oss idag har journalistiken fått enorm konkurrens från utomstående aktörer och privatpersoner. Samtidigt har undersökningar gjorts där politiker och pressekreterare tycker att journalister idag inte klarar att bevaka i den mån som skulle önskas. Den ekonomiska situationen har gjort att många lokalredaktioner har fått läggas ner vilket har bidragit till vita fläckar som inte längre bevakas i Sverige. I den här undersökningen genomfördes semistrukturerade intervjuer med riksdagspolitiker, journalister och pressekreterare inom den politiska arenan för att få svar på hur de ser på journalistikens demokratiska roll, journalistikens framtid och hur digitaliseringen har påverkat journalistiken. Svaren tematiserades och analyserades mot teorier om mediekonvergens, journalistikens demokratiska roll och politisk kommunikation. I flera teman som hittades bland svaren råder det konsensus i intervjupersonernas svar och åsikter frågeställningarna. Exempelvis att journalistiken står inför stora utmaningar i framtiden i ett samhälle med lätta sätt att sprida desinformation, och att journalisterna själva behöver hitta lösningen för att bevara sin relevans och trovärdighet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 59
Keywords [en]
Journalism, democracy, political communication, digitalization, social media, media reporting
Keywords [sv]
Journalistik, demokrati, politisk kommunikation, digitalisering, sociala medier, medierapportering
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73408OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-73408DiVA, id: diva2:1302185
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Media and Communication Science, bachelor's level
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Available from: 2019-04-15 Created: 2019-04-03 Last updated: 2019-04-15Bibliographically approved

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