Die Zeitungsberichterstattung über das KZ Mauthausen in den ersten 50 Jahren nach der Befreiung

Nadine Schall
2018 unpublished
The present master thesis will provide an insight into the nationalistic past of Austria regarding the newspaper coverage of the concentration camp Mauthausen. The aim of this thesis was to investigate the impact of the Austrian way of dealing with the topic KZ Mauthausen on the newspaper coverage. Regarding communication science, it is interesting to show how the reporting could have influenced the recipients deliberately due to constructivism and the role of media's socialization. In order to
more » ... examine this topic, four Austrian newspapers were chosen that were reporting on the concentration camp Mauthausen between the Liberation 1945 and the fiftieth anniversary year. On the basis of a qualitative content analysis according to Mayring the gathered newspaper articles were analyzed and compared to the current state of research. The results of the conducted survey indicate a reflecting newspaper coverage concerning Austria's handling of the concentration camp Mauthausen, which barely encourages a self-reflection in terms of the atrocities in the Nazi-past. Therefore, this master thesis is not only relevant for historically interested people but also for all Austrian journalists and recipients.
doi:10.25365/thesis.55470 fatcat:q7nifk7vlnglzozvw6ny42hyla