Australia and the Scottish independence referendum

McNair, Brian (2016) Australia and the Scottish independence referendum. In Blain, Neil, Hutchison, David, & Hassan, Gerry (Eds.) Scotland's Referendum and the Media : National and International Perspectives. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, pp. 217-227.

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This essay examines how, given the close historical and cul-tural ties which exist between Australia and the United Kingdom (including Scotland), the Scottish independence referendum was reported, analysed and made sense of in the Australian media. The analysis is based on mainstream news coverage (online and print media) produced in Australia and accessed from the internet between January 2012 and the end of September 2014 (two weeks after the referendum on September 18). A total of 95 items were included in the sample, which does not include broadcast news coverage or specialist current affairs periodicals. The online sites of broadcasters such as the ABC and SBS were included in the sam-ple. The great majority of these items were published in the run-up to polling day, in August and September 2014, with spikes in the frequency of item around particular events such as the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. to the fore will be relevant for years to come.

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ID Code: 95282
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9780748696598
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: © Brian McNair, 2016
© editorial matter and organisation Neil Blain and David Hutchison with Gerry Hassan, 2016
Deposited On: 03 May 2016 01:30
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2017 05:05

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