Politicization of migration in the countermedia style : A computational and qualitative analysis of populist discourse

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Tampere University en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Swedish School of Social Science en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Swedish School of Social Science en
dc.contributor.author Ylä-Anttila, Tuukka
dc.contributor.author Bauvois, Gwenaelle
dc.contributor.author Pyrhonen, Niko
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-28T11:36:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-28T11:36:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12
dc.identifier.citation Ylä-Anttila , T , Bauvois , G & Pyrhonen , N 2019 , ' Politicization of migration in the countermedia style : A computational and qualitative analysis of populist discourse ' , Discourse, Context & Media , vol. 32 , 100326 , pp. 1-8 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2019.100326 en
dc.identifier.issn 2211-6958
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-5351-5428/work/64665066
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-6127-6658/work/64666580
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000501415900011
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-3784-3306/work/66776547
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/306456
dc.description.abstract Countermedia are ultrapartisan media outlets that position themselves in opposition to the mainstream media and ‘the establishment’. In this article, we analyse the countermedia style and its adoption by parliamentarians, particularly in the politicization of migration, in the case of Finland. We conduct an analysis of large datasets of text from Finnish countermedia, mainstream media and parliamentary speeches from 2015 to 2017, based on computationally comparing relative frequencies of n-grams, or word sequences, and a collaborative, inductive, and reflexive qualitative interpretation. We identify and describe the countermedia style – framing immigration-related news events through crisis and threat – in the countermedia itself as well as in Parliament, where we find that it is used predominantly by the right-wing populist Finns Party. We argue that rather than adopting the style ‘as is’, politicians employ a ‘politician’s filter’ to balance between representing ‘the people’ of populism and appearing as respectable politicians. The article highlights the importance of studying new forms of online alternative media which can be used to politicize issues in the public sphere, particularly using populist styles. Keywords: alternative media, countermedia, immigration, populism, right-wing populism, migration, online media en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Discourse, Context & Media
dc.rights en
dc.subject 518 Media and communications en
dc.subject 5141 Sociology en
dc.title Politicization of migration in the countermedia style : A computational and qualitative analysis of populist discourse en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2019.100326
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