- Bilden av romer i svensk press
The purpose of Utanför – bilden av romer i svensk press is to study the image of Romani people in Swedish printed media, and to study the reasoning amongst the editorial staff when reporting about minorities. We also examine how their portrayal in the media affects Romani people´s self-image and their trust in media. Through qualitative analyzing of the material in Swedish newspapers and interviews with Romani people, we are trying to answer these questions. To determine how Romani people are presented in printed media we have performed four studies of newspaper material: how Romani people are presented during two weeks of October, 2010, how Romani people are presented during the four months of the year 2000, how newly arrived Romani people in Ryd and on Öland are presented in 2002 and 2010, and a study of the newspaper material covering the conflict amongst neighbours in Vojakkala, 1999, 2008 and 2009. In his bachelor thesis, Mediemytiska romer (2002), Tobias Nilsson conducted a study of how Romani people are viewed in the media. He requested a study of how Romani people perceive the way they are viewed and how it affects them, something this study is meant to answer. Ylva Brune´s research about how inferior groups are being presented in Swedish media has also been a great help during the process of this study.