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 forward an original theoretical model to account for frame building in the context of referendums in Western media systems, using insights from this and from other cases. The book makes an original contribution to the study of media frames during referendums and is key reading for scholars and students interested in journalism, the processes of political communication and the mediation of politics. -- .
'One of the main contributions to the field is the analytical model to study referendum campaigns... By setting up a dialogue between the main findings of the Scottish referendum and previous consultations run in other territories (Quebec, The Netherlands, Switzerland, ...), Dekavalla offers helpful keys and recommendations to conduct research on this polarized processes of popular decision-making.' Miguel Vicente-Marino, University of Valladolid, Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies 11.1 -- .
Editore Manchester University Press
Formato Paperback / softback
Isbn o codice id 9781526143679