"Hör upp, du måste flytta på dig!” – Manspreading i svensk press Könsmärkning i Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet och Expressen
Title: "Listen up, you need to move!” – Manspreading in swedish newspapers, A quantitative content analysis of national news in Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet and Expressen Authors: Ellen Nilsson, Hanna Rahlén and Ellinor Rostedt Year: Spring 2015 Level: Bachelor degree Department: Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, Göteborgs universitet. Language: Swedish Supervisor: Jenny Wiik Abstract To investigate how men and women are represented in nationwide newspapers, we implemented a study focusing on gender typing in news content and in the newsroom. Gender typing is a theory that can be used for investigating how certain duties or news subjects are assiged to a journalist of a certain gender based on stereotypes. We also investigated gender typing in the news content, i.e. which roles are assigned to which gender. Several media companies worked actively for gender equality in their newsrooms but with the digitalisation of media that eventually led to staff cuts and reorganization, equality of men and women were no longer a priority. Previous research testifies to a widespread gender typing in both swedish and international media. There has been research of gender typing done for instance in tv-news or in specific areas such as sports or crime. With this study we will contribute to new results based on a specific type of news, nation news. The purpose of the study includes to investigate the extent of gender typing in nation news published in nationwide newspapers; Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet and Expressen. We also wanted to see what roles men and women were given in the articles and which subject those articles affected. We were curious to see if there were a difference in articles written by men or women regarding gender representation of the contributors. We also took the size of the articles and photos into consideration.