The EU referendum on Scottish television

Dekavalla, Marina (2018) The EU referendum on Scottish television. In: Ridge-Newman, Anthony, León-Solís, Fernando and O'Donnell, Hugh (eds.) Reporting the Road to Brexit: International Media and the EU Referendum 2016. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 61-73. ISBN 9783319736815

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This chapter examines the news coverage of the EU referendum on BBC Scotland and compares it to the equivalent BBC network coverage produced in London. It argues that the framing of the referendum in the two parts of the UK was different. Although the volume of the Scottish coverage was smaller, the focus was more varied than that of the English coverage, with less emphasis on the game of the political campaign and more discussion of a broader range of policy implications of the vote. The chapter proposes possible reasons for the differences in the focus of the Scottish coverage and discusses its findings within the context of public opinion and the outcome of the vote in Scotland.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Marina Dekavalla
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 14:47
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