Covering the vote: UK coverage of Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and the 2017 General Election

Alnahed, Sumaya (2018) Covering the vote: UK coverage of Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and the 2017 General Election. New Vistas, 3 (2). pp. 18-23. ISSN 2056-9688

[img]
Preview
PDF
Alnahed-2018-Covering-the-vote.pdf - Published Version

Download (416kB) | Preview

Abstract

The need to examine how news media (print, broadcast, and online) cover political events rests in no small part on journalism’s role as a 'fourth estate' or a 'watchdog'. Both terms refer to the role of journalists in keeping government to account, through reporting in a manner that produces a knowledgeable and critical electorate. This paper argues that the current political climate in the UK, Brexit, the ensuing 2017 General Election, and the introduction of controversial political figures make the need for this re-assessment of print, broadcast, and online journalism in the UK ever more pertinent.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 University of West London
Uncontrolled Keywords: Journalism, Politics Society, Brexit, Article 50, UK News, Elections, Jeremy Corbyn
Subjects: Media
Media > News and journalism
Depositing User: Sumaya Alnahed
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 14:57
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 15:14
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4367

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Menu