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Mia-Marie Hammarlin

-first century, not least in the Nordic countries, where two anthologies were published (Allern & Pollack 2009, 2012c). The fact that media scandals are more and more often the object of scientific analysis appears logical because public scandals are increasing in number, keeping pace with the expansion of the media industry. In a comparison among the Nordic countries, some researchers maintain that there has been a significant increase in the number of scandals during the most recent decades, where Sweden is in the lead with an almost fivefold increase during the period from

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Peter Cowie

States for $500,000, to the UK for £90,000, and to West Germany for DM400,000. The book proved a huge popular success in the Nordic countries, with 15,000 copies sold in Denmark, 48,000 in Norway, and 60,000 in Sweden, plus a further 50,000 for the Book of the Month Club in Sweden. 12 On 26 November 1988, Bergman was given the European Film Academy’s Lifetime Award. In his acceptance speech, he declared: ‘I hope we shall never leave behind all the shadows on the screen for all these big electronic gadgets. I hope

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Mia-Marie Hammarlin

exist in order to amuse readers or make money from journalism. The libertines Gossip, rumour, and scandals 85 wanted to relativise the established norms of society and were aware that texts with an erotic content could be regarded as attempts to spread atheistic ideas and prohibited criticism of the king. Just like the French, the English were aware of the risks involved in spending time in coffee-houses and salons, picking up news. This early form of scandal journalism also existed in the Nordic countries, where periodicals, pamphlets, poems, cartoons, defamatory

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Mia-Marie Hammarlin

’s job one has to take part, there are no alternatives, according to Silberstein. When I brought The journalists and the rabbits 141 up the increasing number of mediated scandals in the Nordic countries and in the Western world, Pontus Mattsson, political reporter at the Sveriges Radio news desk Ekot, also emphasised the competition in the media market as an explanatory model: ‘I believe the media competition has increased that [trend]. Information travels more rapidly and people are afraid of not keeping up, so one goes along instead of waiting to see what happens

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