The aim of this study is to examine to what extent EU citizens are visible in the European public sphere and to detect factors that foster their visibility. The implicit assumption behind the analysis of the visibility of EU citizens in the European public sphere is that visibility is a measure for their opinions being reported by the media (for a similar argument see Bosch 2014). As political communication is mediated, it is via the European public sphere that the opinions of EU citizens become visible to policy makers and can consequently been taken into account when making decisions at the EU level.
KeywordsNews Story Opinion Poll Election Campaign Ordinary Citizen News Coverage
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