Radio and television coverage of the Norrmalmstorg robbery - Comparisons with TT and Swedish press

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Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Leif Andersson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Claes-Olof Olsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Margreth Jonasson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


This investigation on the news coverage of the bank robbery drama at Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm, August 1973, was made on the request of the Radio Committee. The aim was to illustrate whether the Broadcasting Corporation had fulfilled its obligation to illustrate contemporary events according to the contract between the state and the Broadcasting Corporation. As a material for comparison the Swedish daily press and TT:s (news agency) news telegrammes have been used.

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Geographic location: Stockholm Municipality

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Department of Political Science

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Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

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Westerståhl, J. (1974) Norrmalmstorgsrånet - övriga nyheter. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

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Published: 1997-06-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06