The impact of candidates, parties and the media. Presented by Dr Susan Banducci Associate Professor in Political Science, University of Exeter, UK. Linking People to the EU: European Parliamentary Elections. Second-order elections Party Campaign Activity Media coverage Turnout
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Presented by Dr Susan Banducci
Associate Professor in Political Science, University of Exeter, UK
Party Activity Media Visibility Turnout
Media content analysis of 2 TV news programs, 3-4 newspapers, 3-4 weeks prior to 2004 campaign.
In 2004 45,000+ stories and 290,000 actors coded
In UK -. BBC, ITV, The Sun and The Guardian, the Telegraph
2006 Survey of MEPs about Campaign Activity
Web Survey of MEPs elected in 2004
272 MEPs surveyed
Asked about campaign activity
David Farrell, Simon Hix and Roger ScullyData Sources:
1999, 2004 Analysis of News Coverage
% of MEPs who said they spent “a lot” of time on the listed activity.
Greater campaign activity, greater visibility of both EU and EP elections in newspapers (not TV)
0 to 1 on activity scale 27% EP news in newspapers
Correlation between party activity and # of EU actors in the news
Positive relationship between party activity and visibility of EU actors in EU news (not significant though)Parties, candidates and media coverage
Source: Flash Eurobarometer, 2004