Tories dominate opening weeks of EU Referendum coverage

A Tory dominance and poor representation from women and longstanding in-out campaigners are the main themes in week one of the Loughborough University EU Referendum media analysis. The analysis, carried out by the University’s Centre for Research Communication and Culture, concentrates on the main news bulletins/programmes on BBC1, BBC2, ITV, C4, C5, Sky, BBC Radio 1 […]

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EU Referendum: Discover what’s making the media headlines

A real time news audit of the EU Referendum by Loughborough University is lifting the lid on what media coverage the campaign groups, political parties and their key arguments are securing each week. Academics from the University’s Centre for Research Communication and Culture have conducted news audits for every General Election since 1992. The referendum audit […]

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The highs and lows of the 2015 General Election

Political strategists, journalists and academics gathered in Westminster this week for a Loughborough University conference focussing on the media coverage of the 2015 General Election campaign. Held over two days on 13-14 July in London, the Political Studies Association’s Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) Group Conference, organised in partnership with Ipsos MORI, offered a fascinating insight into the […]

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Parties Media Voters: the 2015 Campaign – Westminster, 13 – 14th July

This two-day conference will be the ninth in a series initiated by MORI founder Robert Worcester who helped organize the first event of its kind to reflect on the momentous General Election of 1979.  Since then the Political Studies Association’s Elections Public Opinion and Parties Group has continued to bring together representatives from the party, media and polling organisations […]

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The knives are out in closing days of election campaign

Press partisanship returned with a vengeance in the closing days of the 2015 General Election campaign, research by Loughborough University has found. Since the start of the campaign academics at Loughborough have been conducting a weekly real time news audit, lifting the lid on what media coverage the parties, their policies, MPs and their partners are securing. […]

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