Dr Emily Harmer on the three key findings from the media coverage of the EU Referendum between 8 May - 16 June.
Discover what’s making the media headlines
Welcome to Loughborough University’s EU Referendum media analysis – a real time news audit lifting the lid on what media coverage the campaign groups, political parties and key arguments are securing each week.
The analysis is being carried out by the University’s Centre for Research Communication and Culture and will concentrate on the main news bulletins/programmes on BBC1, BBC2, ITV, C4, C5, Sky, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4 and all the main daily national newspapers.
Weekly reports will be released on this site each Monday, running right up to election day.
Media analysis blog
CRCC in the press
- Daily Mail backs Brexit in EU referendum (The Guardian, 21 June 2016)
- Who Is to Blame for Brexit’s Appeal? British Newspapers (New York Times, 21 June 2016)
- Which Newspapers Support Brexit? (The Huffington Post, 21 June 2016)
- Theories abound as the Mail on Sunday backs Remain and the right-wing press splits over Brexit (New Statesman, 20 June 2016)
- Jeremy Corbyn warns he won't "take blame" if Brexit happens (New Statesman, 20 June 2016)
- Mail On Sunday Backs Remain While Sunday Telegraph Backs Brexit (The Huffington Post, 19 June 2016)
- FirstFT: Brexit briefing special (Financial Times, 19 June 2016)
- Remainers, your country needs you. Spread the word, and make a difference (The Guardian, 18 June 2016)
- Big Regional Newspapers Back ‘Remain’ In EU Referendum, Offsetting Pro-Brexit National Coverage (The Huffington Post, 16 June 2016)
- Newspaper Coverage Of EU Referendum Overwhelmingly Backs ‘Brexit’ (The Huffington Post, 14 June 2016)
- Could Gordon Brown pull off another rescue? Not unless immigration question is confronted (Herald 14 June 2016)
- How Jeremy Corbyn and Labour can still save the Remain campaign (The Telegraph, 13 June 2016)
- Labour party relaunches brexit campaign amid poll fears (Newsweek, 13 June 2016)
- Young People Aren’t Just Apathetic About the EU Ref - We Don’t Like the Arguments (The Huffington Post, 13 June 2016)
- The leave campaign doesn't want to talk about the environment. Here's why (The Guardian, 13 June 2016)
- EU referendum: Labour figures seeks to 'reform' Remain agenda (BBC News, 13 June 2016)
- Corbyn has an opportunity in the next 10 days to prove himself a statesman (The Independent, 12 June 2016)
- Labour needs to seize the day and make a powerful case for Remain (The Guardian, 12 June 2016)
- Jeremy Corbyn, saboteur (The Economist, 11 June 2016)
- Labour struggles to be heard in EU battle (Financial Times, 10 June 2016)
- It's a whopper: Sturgeon nails the big Boris lie in EU debate (The National, 10 June 2016)
- EU vote registration extended – desperate measures? (Channel 4 News Blog, 8 June 2016)
- Jeremy Corbyn to make live televised EU referendum intervention three days before polling day (The Independent, 8 June 2016)
- The Remain campaign has a positive story to tell on immigration. It’s time they started talking (The Independent, 8 June 2016)
- Labour has been "almost invisible" in the EU referendum campaign according to research from Loughborough academics (City A.M, 6 June 2016)
- EU referendum live: IFS says Gove wrong to claim leaving EU could boost NHS spending (The Guardian, 6 June 2016)
- Johnson faces all-female panel in TV debate (Financial Times, 5 June 2016)
- We must Remain in the EU but we have to stay true to Labour values (The Mirror, 4 June 2016)
- Leaving EU would be bad for women – but staying in doesn’t look too great either (The Conversation, 1 June 2016)
- Our Ambitions Transcend Borders - Being in the EU Means We Can Achieve Them (Huffington Post, 1 June 2016)
- Jon Snow condemns 'abusive' and 'boring' EU referendum campaign (The Guardian, 31 May 2016)
- Politicians shun EU TV debates but women and minorities left out (The Guardian, 29 May 2016)
- Beasts, blokes and battle buses. Where are the women when a vote is called? (The Guardian, 27 May 2016)
- Old white men could mansplain the UK out of Europe (Quartz, 25 May 2016)
- Women should be fronting the EU referendum debate - or a Brexit could undermine their rights (International Business Times, 24 May 2016)
- Harriet Harman Wants Men To Stop Talking About The EU (Buzzfeed, 24 May 2016)
- Women 'Pushed Out' Of EU Debate, Harman Warns (Sky News, 24 May 2016)
- BBC EU Referendum Coverage ‘Shutting Out’ Women, Warns Harriet Harman (Huffington Post, 24 May 2016)
- Harriet Harman warns that the Brexit debate has been dominated by men (New Statesman, 24 May 2016)
- Senior Labour MPs call for women to have bigger role in EU debate (PoliticsHome, 24 May 2016)
- The EU debate has been monopolised by men – it’s time for women to have their say (The Guardian, 23 May 2016)
Articles in other publications
- Going bananas over Brussels: Fleet Street’s European journey Dominic Wring (The Conversation, 21 June 2016)
- Hard Evidence: analysis shows extent of press bias towards Brexit (The Conversation, 16 May 2016)
- Women-dominated EU debate a welcome break from Tory boys' brigade Dr Emily Harmer (The Conversation, 10 June 2016)
- Media coverage of female campaign representatives in the EU referendum: Not seen and not heard Dr Emily Harmer (Womanthology, 1 June 2016)
- Three men and a vote: EU referendum is turning into a Tory boys' own story David Deacon, John Downey, Dominic Wring (The Conversation, 24 May 2016)
- TV broadcasters more balanced in EU Referendum debate
20 June 2016. The latest report by Loughborough University finds TV broadcasters are providing a more balanced view in their reporting of the EU Referendum debate compared to the press.
- EU Referendum: A presidential campaign?
13 June 2016. Media coverage of the EU Referendum is highly ‘presidential’, with David Cameron and Boris Johnson grabbing the headlines, the latest report by Loughborough University finds.
- Report finds Labour is almost invisible in media’s EU Referendum coverage
6 June 2016. The Labour Party is being practically ignored in media coverage of the EU Referendum according to Loughborough University Research.
- Tories dominate opening weeks of EU Referendum coverage
24 May 2016. A Tory dominance and poor representation from women and longstanding in-out campaigners are the main themes in week one of the Loughborough University EU Referendum media analysis.
- EU Referendum: Discover what’s making the media headlines
20 May 2016. A real time news audit of the EU Referendum by Loughborough University is lifting the lid on what media coverage the campaign groups, political parties and their key arguments are securing each week.
The British Press and European Integration co-authored by Dominic Wring, 1998.