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Unga och nyheter i det moderna medielandskapet: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om ungas nyhetsintresse, nyhetskonsumtion och förtroende för medierna
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The media landscape has evolved significantly over the last decades. Previously, the extent of media choice was limited to a handful of newspapers and radio- and TV broadcasts. However, with the rise of cable TV and internet access, people are faced with a multitude of choices regarding what media and content they choose to consume. Scholars have argued that these developments may enable people who are not interested in news consumption to avoid news more than previously. Considering this transformation of the media landscape, this paper aspires to shed light on the factors that affect news media choice. More specifically, the aim of this essay is to study upper secondary school students’ news interest, news consumption and their trust in news media.

 

This essay employs uses and gratifications and Bourdieu’s symbolic and cultural capital theory to analyze the empirical data. This data is based on 6 semi-structured interviews with students in the first or second year in two upper secondary schools.  The analysis demonstrates that parents’ political interest in addition to students’ uses and gratifications are significant to understand news interest and news consumption among upper secondary school students. Furthermore, the analysis highlights that the interviewees with higher cultural capital perceive news media with a higher symbolic capital as more trustworthy, while students with a lower cultural capital trust tabloid media to a greater extent.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
news media choice, news media credibility, upper secondary school, semi-structured interviews, uses and gratifications, habitus, cultural capital, symbolic capital, Bourdieu
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32719OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-32719DiVA: diva2:1106553
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Civics
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2017-06-08 Created: 2017-06-07 Last updated: 2017-06-08Bibliographically approved

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