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Reporting the Road to Brexit

International Media and the EU Referendum 2016

  • Anthony Ridge-Newman
  • Fernando León-Solís
  • Hugh O'Donnell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The UK and UK Territories

  4. European Single Market Countries

  5. Beyond European Single Market Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279

About this book


This edited collection brings together leading international scholars to explore the connection between Brexit and the media. The referendum and the activism on both sides of the campaign have been of significant interest to the media in the UK and around the world. How these factors have been represented in the media and the role of the media in constructing the referendum narrative are central to assisting the development in our understanding of how UK and global democracy is being manifested in contemporary times. This book explores these topics through presenting a wide range of perspectives from research conducted by leading international scholars, and concludes with an assessment of the potential democratic and international implications for the future. By grappling with a highly important and controversial topic in a comparative and varied way, the volume contributes to theoretical debates about the nature and role of the media in complex social, political and cultural contexts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony Ridge-Newman
    • 1
  • Fernando León-Solís
    • 2
  • Hugh O'Donnell
    • 3
  1. 1.Liverpool Hope UniversityLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of the West of ScotlandPaisleyUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Anthony Ridge-Newman is Lecturer in Digital Media at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

Fernando León-Solis is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at University of the West of Scotland, UK.

Hugh O’Donnell is Professor in the Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.

Bibliographic information


“This book could prove useful for those interested in the relation between media and politics as well as those interested in political communication such as scholars and professionals in the fields of diplomacy and communication.” (Tyler M. Wilson, CBQ Communication Booknotes Quarterly, Vol. 51 (3-4), 2020)