Publisher: Näringslivets Mediainstitut (NMI)

This study from 1994 of the television hearings prior to the 1988 Swedish parliament election is of interest primarily for the methods it developed for analyzing election journalism. It examined the journalistic choices of perspective. The main issues brought up before the election showed to have little relevance for the governing realities after the election. A static perspective of distribution totally dominated over questions on how to achieve dynamic growth. Non-socialist parties were pressed from a leftist perspective, but socialist parties not similarly questioned from the opposite angle. The personal political world view of the journalists had an obvious impact, which points to the need for professional self-reflection.