A Hidden Theoryin Financial Crisis Journalism?: The Case of Norway
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2015 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 16, no 2, 113-127 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The present article analyses press coverage of the dramatic finance crisis and the ensuingEuropean debt crisis in Europe, in three decisive periods. The authors conduct quantitativeand qualitative content analyses of two major mainstream Norwegian newspapers, Aftenpostenand Dagbladet, employing concepts and methods from framing theory, to analysecoverage in the framework of two contesting schools in economics.The study finds traces of discussions of finance brokers’ ethics and some discussions ofgovernmental regulations that made the 2008 crisis possible, but few indications of a basicdiscussion of the system as such. The authors conclude that the crisis was framed more asa superficial, short-term problem (as per a mainstream, neoliberal theory of economics)than as a deeper and long-term system problem (as a more critical ‘political economics’theory would have held).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg, 2015. Vol. 16, no 2, 113-127 p.
finance crisis, newspapers, framing, Norway, consumer journalism, content analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-4269DOI: 10.1515/nor-2015-0020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-4269DiVA: diva2:881793
Editor: Ingela Wadbring2015-12-112015-12-112015-12-11