ERIC Number: ED181902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar-3
Reference Count: 0
Immigrants and the Mass Media in Sweden. Interviews with Yugoslav, Greek and Turkish Families in the South of Sweden. No. 9-76/77.
This study builds on the findings of a prior study of the information needs of immigrant families in Sweden to explore the manner in which immigrants come in contact with and use the various channels of information available to them in their new surroundings, especially those channels carrying messages in the major migrant languages. Intended to provide information for use in the practical program production activities of the minority language programming units at Sveriges Radio, the study reports results based on interviews with a sample of 228 Yugoslav, Greek, and Turkish immigrants residing in southern Sweden. Areas explored include the types of mass media used, as well as the degree of use of media in Swedish and in the native lanquage; awareness of sources of official information in the native language; the level of the adults' knowledge of Swedish and the children's knowledge of their parents' language; types of employment and sources of information for finding housing and work; and the types of broadcast programs needed. The research methodology and the sample population are briefly described in Appendix 1; Appendix 2 outlines the types of programming for immigrants broadcast in the spring of 1976 in Finnish, Serbo-Croatian and Greek, and Turkish. (RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Broadcasting Corp., Stockholm.