Mediated Campaigns and Populism in Europe

  • Susana Salgado

Part of the Political Campaigning and Communication book series (PCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Susana Salgado, Eileen Culloty, Agnieszka Stępińska
    Pages 1-22
  3. Óscar G. Luengo, Belén Fernández-García
    Pages 99-121
  4. Marko Mustapić, Ivan Balabanić, Mateja Plenković
    Pages 123-141
  5. Agnieszka Stępińska, Artur Lipiński, Kinga Adamczewska
    Pages 143-164
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-186

About this book


This book analyses the coverage of elections that occurred between September 2015 and February 2016 in six European countries (Greece, Portugal, Poland, Croatia, Spain and Ireland). The sample examined includes all news stories published during the official electoral campaign in different types of media outlets: three newspapers per country covering centre-left and centre-right wing political leaning, as well as reference and tabloid papers; three main television news broadcasts covering commercial/private and public broadcast television channels; and three papers that are published only online, taking into account their levels of audience and importance within each national media and political system. The book also examines different connections to the EU and to the Euro Crisis. Questions such as the following guide the overall analysis: In what ways is news election coverage similar and different in these countries? Which issues are mostly covered by the news media and how? Are there patterns of election news coverage in these six European countries? This book is indispensable reading for researchers and students in the field of the media coverage of election campaigns, political communication and populism.

Susana Salgado is FCT Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she also teaches political communication and media studies research methods to postgraduate students. 

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Editors and affiliations

  • Susana Salgado
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Social SciencesUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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