PhD Event

3rd year PhD presentation - Lea Vindvad Hansen

Framing and reframing financial results: How the news changed after the financial crisis

Info about event


Wednesday 8 September 2021,  at 10:00 - 11:00


2628-M303, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University


Department of Management


On 8 September at 10:00, there will be a 3rd year PhD presentation by Lea Vindvad Hansen entitled Framing and reframing financial results: How the news changed after the financial crisis

Supervisors: Irene Pollach & Margit Malmmose
Discussants: Robert Ormrod & Stefan Schaper


The presentation will primarily focus on the second paper of the dissertation, but will include a brief introduction to all four papers, which form the PhD dissertation.

The second paper of the dissertation, which the presentation will go into depth with, studies framing techniques in financial news. The paper applies four framing techniques to measure how analysts and journalists react to the frames created by companies in their earnings press releases.

The first paper of the dissertation compares tone in financial news produced by companies listed on OMX40, FTSE100, AMX and DAX, financial analysts, news agencies and newspapers. It uses computer-assisted text analysis to do a pairwise comparison of the evaluative tone in text produced by these agents who participate in the production of financial news.

The third paper is based on a qualitative content analysis, and studies attributional behavior from companies listed on the FTSE100, and the analysts and journalists covering those companies. It studies how companies attribute responsibility for negative and positive financial results, and whether analysts and journalists make the same attributions.

The fourth paper is based on a smaller sample of companies listed on OMX40, AMX, DAX, and FTSE100, as it focuses on those quarterly results that were covered with a negative headline in the media. Through a critical discourse analysis, it studies how financial journalists evaluate financial results by means of problematizing, endorsing, distancing and contrasting.