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Media and New Technologies in the Brexit Referendum

Brexit

This workshop, organised by the Department of Economics and Warwick Policy Lab (WPL) seeks to narrow the gap by bringing together academics from different backgrounds to discuss the role of media and the provision of information about the EU to the general public.

This event is by invitation only and will take place on Wednesday 19th October at 2.00-6.00pm in Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick and will be followed by an open lecture about the UK-EU relations under Theresa May's Government.

The media and the use of new communication technologies were a key factor in debate around the Brexit referendum. The link between media, information and political attitudes has been widely explored in the social sciences. Nevertheless, knowledge tends to remain restricted to specific domains such as political economy, political science, and communication & media studies. We seeks to narrow this gap by bringing together academics from different backgrounds to discuss the role the media and the provision of information about the EU to the general public, as well as relations between the UK and the EU in the run-up of the Brexit referendum. The workshop will be followed by an open lecture about the UK-EU Relations under Theresa May’s Government.

Speakers

Author/Affiliation

Title

Anna Wamback


The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Newcastle University

‘It’s not racist to be Eurosceptic’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Representation of ‘Eurosceptics’ in the 2014 European Election Coverage by British Media

Claudia Zucca

VOTEADVICE project


University of Exeter, Kieskompas

The impact of VAAs in the 2015 UK General Election: Insights on British Responses to VAA Generated Information

Alex Dobson

Department of Economics,

University of Warwick

Youth political attitudes. Insights from VERTO

Sofia Vasilopoulou

Department of Politics

University of York

Negotiation vs Brexit: Attitudes towards the UK’s constitutional relationship with the EU

Davide Morisi

Centre for Media Pluralism and Freedom EUI

The power of campaign arguments in the EU referendum

Carolyn Rowe

Aston Centre for Europe

Aston University

Engaging young voters in the debate on Britain’s EU referendum 2016: politics, performance and play

Andrew Glencross

History and Politics Division

University of Sterling 

Emily St Denny

Public Policy Institute for Wales

Cardiff University

'Remain or Leave’: Reflections on the pedagogical and informative value of a Massive Open Online Course on the 2016 UK referendum on EU membership.

Tatiana Coutto

Department of Economics

University of Warwick

The media and democratic practices: EU-related e-petitions and the Brexit referendum