Den politiske kommentatorn – Vän eller fiende?
En kvantitativ innehållsanalys av de politiska kommentatorernas
objektivitet i fyra svenska dagstidningar
Purpose: The main purpose is to examine how four Swedish political commentators lives up to the ideal of objectivity.
Method: Quantitative content analysis
Procedure: Coded all articles produced in printed press during 2017 by political commentators Ewa Stenberg (Dagens Nyheter), Göran Eriksson (Svenska Dagbladet), Lena Mellin
(Aftonbladet) and K-G Bergström (Expressen). Analyzed the results by developments of Jörgen Westerståls model of objectivity and applying framing theory to see what tendencies we could find regarding objectivity.
Results: Results are pointing to that there are a great deal of coverage that live up to the ideal of objectivity, but there are some concerns. We find that the display of politics as a game and the imbalance between parties concerning this question are pointing to a lack of objectivity. Although we would say that the Swedish political commentators strive to uphold the objectivity, they need to work harder to uphold it in the future
and strive to help the citizens understand the complexity of Swedish politics in a better way.