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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.

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INTRODUCTION:

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.
Richard Bagnall

Richard Bagnall, CEO, Prime Research UK
@richardbagnall

 

PRESENTATION OF KEY FINDINGS:

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.
Dr David Levy

Dr David Levy, Director, Reuters Institute and Lead Researcher of the report

PRESENTATION OF KEY FINDINGS: The Press and the Referendum Campaign
 

SPEAKERS:

Richard Corbett MEP
Richard Corbett MEP

Richard Corbett MEP
@RCorbettMEP

 
Matthew Elliott
Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive, Vote Leave
@matthew_elliott

 
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.
Lucy Thomas

Lucy Thomas, Deputy Director, Britain Stronger In Europe
@lucycthomas

 
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.
Jonathan Isaby

Jonathan Isaby, Editor, BrexitCentral and former journalist at the BBC, Daily Telegraph and ConservativeHome
@isaby

 

MODERATOR:

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.
Dr Sara Hagemann

Dr Sara Hagemann, Assistant Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics (LSE)
@sarahagemann

 

The event was co-organised with The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford.
Twitter: @risj_oxford

 

REPORT:

UK Press coverage of the Referendum

More info:

Press Release - EU Referendum media coverage