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dc.contributor.authorJeon, Suhyeon
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-10T22:28:58Z
dc.date.available2017-03-10T22:28:58Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationJeon, Suhyeon. Are they multiperspectival?: The news of news agencies. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/54618
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this master thesis is to examine the coverage pattern of major international news agencies, Reuters, AP, and AFP with an emphasis on speakers and quotes, especially when they cover political issues in particular countries. This master thesis builds the premise that today’s journalism can be improved in terms of the press performance and one way to pursue this is seeking and trying out various alternatives. The research picks one alternative, multiperspectival news among others in order to look into how well the news media present various perspectives in society to carry out their journalistic role. To investigate the coverage pattern of news agencies, this master thesis performs content analysis on news articles of three news agencies at two different analysis levels. The research first looks at article level analysis. This part of analysis attempts to provide a look regarding the amount of news articles about certain countries and the source usage in news articles. Then, this master thesis gives a look at paragraph level analysis. This part accounts for a further look into the quote usage by paragraph and dominance of each source in quotes. The results reveal a few noteworthy points. First, news agencies have preference when they cover political news about particular countries, so that they tend to produce more news articles covering those nations. This favor is tilted towards a few countries such as France, Germany, and the U.K. Second, news agencies do not have particular coverage patterns in sourcing. Even though they produce more news articles about certain nations, they do not put more sources in those news articles. Third, news agencies do not have discernible coverage patterns in quoting either. Regardless of the countries that they cover, news agencies tend to put quotes in news paragraphs with a 50/50 chance. Lastly, news agencies do have very clear and firm preference for quoting certain sources. News agencies have coverage patterns that show a deep affinity with high-status political elites and government officials rather than the one with ordinary people.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectnews quotes
dc.subjectspeakers
dc.subjectnews sources
dc.subjectReuters
dc.subjectAFP
dc.subjectnews agency
dc.subjectmultiperspectival news
dc.subjectAP
dc.titleAre they multiperspectival?: The news of news agencieseng
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.typeGroup thesis
dc.date.updated2017-03-10T22:28:58Z
dc.creator.authorJeon, Suhyeon
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-57761
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