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The EU referendum on Scottish television
chapterposted on 2023-06-09, 12:28 authored by Marina DekavallaMarina Dekavalla
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.
Book titleReporting the Road to Brexit: International Media and the EU Referendum 2016
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