research product . 2021

Words matter! A critical discourse analysis of Danish media coverage of ethnic minorities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Brown, Asta Vilsgaard; Bang-Udesen, Helena;
Open Access Danish
  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
  • Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
This paper examines the relationship between the media's representation of ethnic minorities during the covid-19 pandemic and nationalist tendencies in Danish politics. This is examined by analyzing how ethnic minorities are represented in Danish media coverage of increasing corona infection in the housing area Vollsmose, located in Odense, Denmark. Taking Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis approach combined with Høilund’s theory of The Right of Fear and Hallin’s theory of Spheres of the Journalistic World, this qualitative study analyzes 113 articles from eight Danish newspapers through thematic coding. The critical discourse analysis is structured accord...
Subjects
free text keywords: Etniske minoriteter, Racisme, Nationalisme, Medier, Diskursanalyse, Journalistik, Corona, Covid-19, Mette Frederiksen
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