A breakdown of the detailed content analysis of election coverage produced on every weekday (i.e. Monday to Friday inclusive) between 5 May and 7 June 2017.
General Election 2017:
Discover what’s making the media headlines
Welcome to Loughborough University’s real time news audit of the 2017 General Election, which is lifting the lid on what media coverage the political parties, their policies and MPs are securing each week.
Academics from the University’s Centre for Research Communication and Culture have conducted news audits for every General Election since 1992.
The audit for 2017 is concentrating on the main news bulletins on BBC1, ITV, C4, C5 and Sky and all the main daily national newspapers.
The reports provide commentary about the week’s coverage and systematic measurements of which politicians and parties received the most coverage, the proportion of negative and positive coverage of candidates and parties, which issues received greatest prominence and the amount of coverage given to the election.
Weekly reports will be released on this site each Monday, running right up to election day. The methodology used can be viewed here.
Media analysis blog
- General Election 2017: A presidential media campaign which gave men the dominant voice
12 June 2017. The media offered ‘presidential’ coverage of the 2017 General Election, focussing their attention on May and Corbyn.
- The Tories come under media attack
5 June 2017. The Conservative Party has received considerably more negative media coverage in the second half of the General Election campaign.
- Newspapers remain hostile to Labour in their election coverage
19 May 2017. In its second report analysing media coverage of the General Election Loughborough University has found national newspapers to be overwhelmingly negative in their coverage of Labour.
- Tories dominate as minor parties tumble
14 May 2017. The Conservative Party have dominated election media coverage in the first week of the campaign, with all the minor parties seeing a significant drop in headlines.
- General Election 2017: Discover what’s making the media headlines
11 May 2017. A real time news audit of the General Election by Loughborough University is lifting the lid on what media coverage the political parties, their policies and MPs are securing each week.
Newspaper criticism of the Labour Party has softened in the second half of the general election campaign as editors start to turn on the Tories, Loughborough University research finds.
- Labour must put more focus on climate change (Morning Star, 12 July)
- How social media saved socialism (The Guardian, 12 July)
- A question for a dystopian age: what counts as fake news? (The Guardian, 18 June)
- How the Conservatives’ media strategy collapsed during the election campaign (The Conversation, 14 June)
- The Express’s latest front page has turned the billionaire-backed rag into Britain’s biggest laughing stock (The Canary, 13 June)
- The press were biased against Jeremy Corbyn's Labour in the election, study finds (Indy100, 12 June)
- 'Partisan' newspapers were ‘highly negative’ during election campaign (The HuffPost, 12 June)
- General Election 2017 media analysis shows coverage was dominated by men (The HuffPost, 12 June)
- Jeremy Corbyn didn't win the general election but won the campaign (Wales Online, 11 June)
- Ken Loach nails what the exit poll predicting big Corbyn gains means for the mainstream media (The Canary, 9 June)
- Jeremy Corbyn: A man in the human sea (Zeit Online, 7 June 2017)
- Newspapers turn on Theresa May and soften to Jeremy Corbyn as election goes on, report finds (The HuffPost, 2 June)
- Media bias in the General Election (The Media Show - BBC Radio 4, 24 May)
- Theresa May and her man from another world (The Guardian, 21 May)
- Is Labour fighting ‘shocking’ media bias or does it need to get its act together? (The Observer, 20 May)
- Jeremy Corbyn far more likely to be attacked by media than Theresa May, election reporting audit reveals (The Independent, 19 May)
- Revealed: The UK national newspapers with most negativity towards Labour (Yahoo News, 19 May)
- General Election 2017: Danny DeVito And 14 More Unexpected Celebrities Who Back Jeremy Corbyn (The HuffPost, 19 May)
- Rupert Murdoch was just caught absolutely bricking it over Jeremy Corbyn (The Canary, 19 May)
- Newspaper hostility to Jeremy Corbyn exposed in audit of election reporting (The HuffPost, 19 May 2017)
- An investigation just caught the UK media trying incredibly hard to keep Corbyn out of Number 10 (The Canary, 16 May)
- Conservatives dominate in the election media battle (The Conversation, 16 May 2017)
- Survey finds smaller parties squeezed out of election media coverage as Tories dominate newspapers (The Press Gazette, 15 May 2017)
- Theresa May dominates media coverage in first week of 2017 General Election campaign (The HuffPost, 12 May 2017)