The Media and the European Elections 2014

I will deal with UKIP and the European Elections in a separate post. In this post however, I just want to touch on the media role in the European Elections. This article takes a good look at the airtime given to UKIP throughout the run up to this election, and such was the hype in the media that Ian Hislop asked , on Have I Got News For You, whether they were being sponsored by UKIP, such was the volume of stories about UKIP.

While the media is not actively part of the course we study, what they report is highly influential for the course (well, indeed, this whole blog is based around it!). Therefore I would recommend this article to give you a bit of framework to this debate.