The Greek debt crisis in German news
Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Communications - Media and Politics, Politic Communications, grade: 1,7, University of Aarhus, course: Political communication, language: English, abstract: The German media has recently been strongly criticized for its coverage of the sovereign debt crisis in Greece. Critics say that journalists tend to represent Greece, its politicians and the people, in a very negative way. Against the background of the quality news media's normative role in information coverage and the framing concept, this paper examines how the German news media covered the sovereign debt crisis in Greece recently, and if the current criticism is justified. To examine this, I gathered data from the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung to look at how the Greek debt crisis and the latest events were covered in the time period of 29 June to 19 July 2015. The articles are examined by textual analysis. The findings are contrasted with the theoretical and empirical background and the literature review.
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