This concluding chapter pulls together the results from research on all three elements of the circuit of communication (production-content-reception) highlighting how the research reveals the media’s role in representing the process of bank reform and the policy shift to austerity in public discourse. I, then, reflect on the implications of the research findings for three issues. First, I consider what the book’s results say about media influence and whether the rise of the internet and social media mean that the press and television are now less significant as an information source on the economy. Second, I discuss what the book’s findings say about the BBC in relation to the Corporation’s impartiality, representativeness and role as public educator. Third, the chapter concludes by analysing the implications of the book for debates over the Labour party’s strategic communication policy.
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