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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Scottish Press Coverage of UK General Elections after Devolution: the 2001 and 2005 Campaigns
Author(s): Dekavalla, Marina
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Issue Date: Jan-2009
Date Deposited: 3-Oct-2012
Citation: Dekavalla M (2009) Scottish Press Coverage of UK General Elections after Devolution: the 2001 and 2005 Campaigns. Networking Knowledge, 2 (1), p. online.
Abstract: This paper presents preliminary findings from a wider study into the form that political debate takes in Scottish and English/UK newspapers' reporting of the 2001 and the 2005 UK Elections. The research project aims to contribute to the discussion regarding the role played by the Scottish press in political deliberation after devolution and compares its contribution to the electoral debate with that of newspapers bought in England. This paper explores the results of a content analysis of articles from daily Scottish and UK newspapers during the four weeks of each election campaign period. This reveals that, despite some differences, the overall picture of the coverage of major election issues is consistent. A selection of the coverage of taxation, the most mentioned reserved issue in the 2001 campaign, is subsequently analysed using critical discourse analysis, and the results suggest more distinction between the two sets of newspapers.
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