The Department of Economics and Warwick Policy Lab to which Tatiana Coutto, our GLN member, is part of, organises a conference on Thursday, 19 January 2017 on "British media, EU membership and the referendum".
This event will be looking at the complex relationship between British media and different strands of Euroscepticism, and the potential impact of social media and new technologies on political engagement in general.
There is a clear need to bring together studies from different disciplines such as Political Sciences, Media and Communication, and Political Economy, and communicate them to the general public in an accessible language. By providing unbiased and clear reports about the impact of the media on public opinion, we seek to contribute to a more comprehensive and transparent debate about the relationship between the UK in the EU.
9:00 – 9:30am – registration
9:30 – 11:00am – Opening remarks and Panel 1: UK-EU relations six months after the referendum
This comprehensive panel stock of Brexit negotiations and discusses the economics, political and social implications of triggering Art.50 to the UK and the EU.
Prof David Bailey, Aston University
Prof Simon Hix, LSE
Prof Anand Menon, KCL
Prof Paul Taggart, University of Sussex
Prof Vera Troeger, University of Warwick
Chair: Dr Tatiana Coutto, University of Warwick
11.00 – 11.15am – Coffee break
This panel will discuss methodological and empirical trends concerning the influence of the media on political behaviour. Special attention will be paid to the framing of EU affairs in Europe, and to the relationship between media and Euroscepticism. The panel will also discuss future perspectives.
11: 15 -12:40pm – Panel 2: Communicating politics and the EU to the British public: an interdisciplinary view
Mark English, European Commission
Prof Oliver Daddow, University of Nottingham
Prof Alison Harcourt, University of Exeter
Prof Abhinay Muthoo, University of Warwick
Prof Claes de Vreese, University of Amsterdam
Chair: Dr Elena Lazarou, European Parliament
12:40 – 1:40pm – Buffet lunch
Panel 3: Communicating politics and the EU to the British public: “old” and “new” media
This panel discussed specific features of online and social media, and to what extent existing models of content and discourse analysis may be adapted in order to better tackle the relationship between political communication and public attitudes. The panel will also discuss media neutrality, and possible policy strategies to fight misreporting and the diffusion of fake news on the internet.
Dr Clare Llewellyn, University of Edinburugh
Amy Longland, My Life My Say
Emran Mian, Social Market Foundation
Will Moy, Full Fact
Prof Steve Shifferes, London City University
Chair: Prof Nathaniel Copsey, Aston University / Foreign & Commonwealth Office
This panel tackles issues such as turnout among young voters in the UK and elsewhere, how they obtain information about politics and policy processes, and their perceptions vis-a-vis the relationship between the UK and the EU.
Mete Coban, My Life My Say
Dr Robin Hill, University of Edinburgh
Kenny Imafidon, Bite the Ballot
Paul MacIntyre, Myton School, Warwickshire
Prof Carolyn Rowe, Aston University
Chair: Siobhan Benita, University of Warwick
The event is supported by The UK in a Changing Europe, and organised by the Department of Economics and Warwick Policy Lab.