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Creating People and Places: How the journalistic narrative shapes our image of the world
Linköping University, Department of Religion and Culture.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Media is one of the most important gateways to the world beyond for most people. Every day we are presented with images of distant places and peoples and the events they are a part of. During the years the way these news events have been presented to the public has changed but still they create images within us of these distant places and peoples.

This paper discusses how the journalistic narrative is built up based on some theories describing media and how is used and/or uses the society it is a part of. The paper tries to answer questions on how the image of the distant places and peoples is built up, based on these theories and discussions within the journalistic community.

The process from source to print is complex. Several part takers have an interest in putting out their view of the world to the public. This creates a complex web of dependencies between the media and different groups in society. In the end the image presented is a side effect of how the journalistic text is built up, where the narrative has to be firmly rooted with individuals and places to gain acceptance with the public, and where people and places described often become artifacts, rooted in very specific events.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för religion och kultur , 2006. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Anthropology, Journalism, Place, the distant other, enemy images, the refugee
National Category
Social Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-7421ISRN: LIU-IRK/SANT-D--06-005--SEOAI: diva2:22424
Subject / course
Social Anthopology
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2006-09-26 Created: 2006-09-26 Last updated: 2012-01-05Bibliographically approved

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