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The UK Independence Party, populism and the British news media: competition, collaboration or containment?

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posted on 02.06.2016 by David Deacon, Dominic Wring
This article examines the rise of the UK Independence Party in Britain, and how this ‘revolution’ has been reported by mainstream news organisations. As a case study of the media and populism, UK Independence Party’s rise tends to confound rather than confirm some of the patterns and trends found in previous studies. There is little evidence that ‘media logic’ has worked to the party’s advantage and the recent increase in the intensity of media coverage of UK Independence Party is principally explained by the ‘political logic’ of its continued electoral advances, changes in communication policy, and a reorientation in the public relations strategies of the party and its opponents.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION

Volume

31

Issue

2

Pages

169 - 184 (16)

Citation

DEACON, D. and WRING, D., 2016. The UK Independence Party, populism and the British news media: competition, collaboration or containment? European Journal of Communication, 31 (2), pp.169-184.

Publisher

SAGE (© the authors)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015-12-14

ISSN

0267-3231

eISSN

1460-3705

Language

en

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