What has been the role of the media in shaping attitudes towards the EU?
This event will be looking at the complex relationship between British media and different strands of Euroscepticism, and the potential impact of social media and new technologies on political engagement in general.
There is a clear need to bring together studies from different disciplines such as Political Sciences, Media and Communication, and Political Economy, and communicate them to the general public in an accessible language. By providing unbiased and clear reports about the impact of the media on public opinion, we seek to contribute to a more comprehensive and transparent debate about the relationship between the UK in the EU.
The event is supported by the UK in a Changing Europe initiative, and organised by the Department of Economics and Warwick Policy Lab. For further information, please contact Tatiana Coutto - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Time||Venue: The Shard, London - 19th January 2017|
Opening remarks and Panel (1): UK-EU relations six months after the referendum
This comprehensive panel takes stock of Brexit negotiations and discusses the economics, political and social implications of triggering Art.50 to the UK and the EU.
Chair: Dr Tatiana Coutto, University of Warwick
Panel 2: Communicating politics and the EU to the British public: an interdisciplinary view
This panel will discuss methodological and empirical trends concerning the influence of the media on political behaviour. Special attention will be paid to the framing of EU affairs in Europe, and to the relationship between media and Euroscepticism. The panel will also discuss future perspectives.
Panel 3: Communicating politics and the EU to the British public: “old” and “new” media
This panel will discuss specific features of online and social media, and to what extent existing models of content and discourse analysis may be adapted in order to better tackle the relationship between political communication and public attitudes. The panel will also discuss media neutrality, and possible policy strategies to fight misreporting and the diffusion of fake news on the internet.
Panel 4: Media, technology and youth engagement. Concluding remarks
This panel tackles issues such as turnout among young voters in the UK and elsewhere, how they obtain information about politics and policy processes, and their perceptions vis-a-vis the relationship between the UK and the EU.