The UK Independence Party, populism and the British news media: competition, collaboration or containment?
journal contributionposted on 2016-06-02, 10:26 authored by David DeaconDavid Deacon, Dominic WringDominic 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.
- Social Sciences
- Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies
Published inEUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION
Pages169 - 184 (16)
CitationDEACON, 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.
PublisherSAGE (© the authors)
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
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