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Framing referendum campaigns in the news

Marina Dekavalla


This book discusses the framing of referendum campaigns in the news media, focusing particularly on the case of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Using a comprehensive content analysis of print and broadcast coverage as well as in-depth interviews with broadcast journalists and their sources during this campaign, it provides an account of how journalists construct the frames that define their coverage of contested political campaigns. It views the mediation process from the perspective of those who participate directly in it, namely journalists and political communicators. It puts for ... More

Keywords: Referendum, frame analysis, media, journalism, news, frame-building, political communication, Scotland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526119896
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526119896.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marina Dekavalla, author
Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Sussex