British Press Coverage of the Referendum - London, 20 September 2016
Was press reporting of the referendum campaign fair? Did Leave and Remain get equal and due coverage? The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford has teamed up with media insight specialists, PRIME Research, to examine the output of the 9 national newspapers across the 4 months of the highly charged and divisive campaign.
Their study, to be launched at the European Parliament's office in London, reveals that 6 of them favoured Leave, with debate dominated by a limited number of voices. The research shows that highly polarised press coverage may have been significant in setting the terms of the debate.
The findings were discussed by a panel including people from both sides of the campaign.
Hashtag for the event: #EURefMedia
Watch the film of the event.
PRESENTATION OF KEY FINDINGS:
Dr David Levy, Director, Reuters Institute and Lead Researcher of the report
Lucy Thomas, Deputy Director, Britain Stronger In Europe
The event was co-organised with The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford.