The interplay between parties and media in putting EU issues on the agenda

Maier, Michaela; Bacherle, Patrick; Adam, Silke; Leidecker-Sandmann, Melanie (2017). The interplay between parties and media in putting EU issues on the agenda. Party politics, 25(2), pp. 167-178. Sage Publications 10.1177/1354068817700532

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We investigate the interplay between party communication and media coverage in putting EU issues on the agenda during the 2014 European Parliamentary election campaigns in Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom. A temporal pattern analysis focuses on the dynamic perspective of media–parties’ interactions based on a quantitative content analysis of (a) the press releases published by parties and (b) the coverage of two leading newspapers per country 12 weeks prior to the elections. We find that most public discourses are started by the media; however, political parties especially in Austria are also quite successful in initiating discussions about EU issues. Interestingly, once an issue has been placed on the agenda, only few parties take the chance of their issue ownership as response to the media agenda. On the other side, media react to publications of all party types, even radical parties.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Mass Communication Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Adam, Silke

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1354-0688

Publisher:

Sage Publications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lena Floriana Studer

Date Deposited:

12 Jul 2018 16:01

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 07:07

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1354068817700532

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.117111

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/117111

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