Events

Title

British press coverage of the EU Referendum

Date

Date: 
Tuesday, 20/09/2016

Time

Time: 
17:30

Location

Location: 
European Parliament Office, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
Speaker(s): 
Matthew Elliott (Chief Executive, Vote Leave), Lucy Thomas (Deputy Director, Britain Stronger In Europe), Jonathan Isaby (Editor, BrexitCentral), Richard Corbett (Labour MEP for Yorkshire and Humber, and Founder of mythbusters), Dr Sara Hagemann (Assistant Professor, European Institute)

Was press reporting of the referendum campaign fair? Did Leave and Remain get equal and due coverage? RISJ 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.

This 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.  

Join us to hear a brief presentation of key findings by RISJ Director Dr David Levy, which will be discussed by a panel including people from both sides of the campaign. The panel includes Matthew Elliott (Chief Executive, Vote Leave), Lucy Thomas (Deputy Director, Britain Stronger In Europe), Jonathan Isaby (Editor, BrexitCentral) and Richard Corbett (Labour MEP for Yorkshire and Humber, and Founder of mythbusters). It will be moderated by Dr Sara Hagemann (Assistant Professor, European Institute)

It will be followed by an audience Q&A with the audience and networking drinks.

Follow the debate from afar via the event hashtag #EURefMedia

This event is organised in partnership with the European Parliament Office.

Tickets are free, but you must register here.