The contribution of the press to Europeanization of public debates: A comparative study of issue salience and conflict lines of European integration

Pfetsch, Barbara; Adam, Silke; Eschner, Barbara (2008). The contribution of the press to Europeanization of public debates: A comparative study of issue salience and conflict lines of European integration. Journalism, 9(4), pp. 465-492. Sage 10.1177/1464884908091295

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In our study we seek to understand how national political contexts and different media formats constrain the role of the press in contributing to a Europeanization of national public spheres. To single out the explicit role of different newspapers in seven Western European countries we systematically compare their commentating about European integration. The role of the press is analyzed with respect to the visibility of European issues and actors and to the synchronization of conflict lines across Europe. The results show that the further a country is integrated into the European Union, the less parochial is its press and the stronger it takes part in a common European debate. Compared to these political settings the influence of specific press formats seems to play a secondary role.

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:

1464-8849

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lena Floriana Studer

Date Deposited:

13 Feb 2020 12:53

Last Modified:

13 Feb 2020 12:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1464884908091295

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.139473

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/139473

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