Mediernas påverkan på den yrkesverksamma mediepubliken : En kvalitativ studie om nyhetsrapportering kring rättsfall.

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

Sammanfattning: The purpose of this study is to investigated how the media can influence the working professionals media audience about legal cases. Based on this study, also discuss whether the media can influence a verdict. The study is conducted using a qualitative method and the material has been collected through a questionnaire with open questions to capture the respondents unique experiences and a qualitative semi-structured interview has been made. In the survey, 27 people between the ages of 18 and 70 responded, where they shared their experiences about what they think about the media's power to spread legal cases and how it affects the perception of the professional media audience. Six people in different professions were then interviewed to get a picture of how they perceive the media's influence on the professional media audience. In the study, both modern research and theories were included in the theoretical framework and the theories are based on: The ideal victim, Framing, Agenda-setting theory, The two-step hypothesis, Diffusiontheory and Cultivation theory, as well as research on crime journalism and the media audience. The experience has been thematized and analyzed using a thematic analysis. The results show that the media influence the professional media audience in relation to legal cases, but that it influences differently from respondent to respondent. The result also shows which advantages and disadvantages the media audience perceives to exist, as well as the media's power to influence verdicts.

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