The Interpretative Moment of European Journalism. The Impact of Newspaper Opinion Making in the Ratification Process.

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The Interpretative Moment of European Journalism. The Impact of Newspaper Opinion Making in the Ratification Process. / Trenz, Hans-Jörg; Conrad, Maximilian; Rosén, Guri.

RECON Online Working Paper Series, 2007.

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Trenz, Hans-Jörg, Maximilian Conrad and Guri Rosén The Interpretative Moment of European Journalism. The Impact of Newspaper Opinion Making in the Ratification Process. RECON Online Working Paper Series. 2007., 24 p.

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Trenz, Hans-Jörg ; Conrad, Maximilian ; Rosén, Guri. / The Interpretative Moment of European Journalism. The Impact of Newspaper Opinion Making in the Ratification Process. RECON Online Working Paper Series, 2007.

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TY - UNPB

T1 - The Interpretative Moment of European Journalism. The Impact of Newspaper Opinion Making in the Ratification Process.

AU - Trenz, Hans-Jörg

AU - Conrad, Maximilian

AU - Rosén, Guri

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - This study investigates the role of political journalism in EU constitution-making. More specifically, we ask whether political journalists take an active role in shaping public preferences and opinion on European integration. An analytical framework is developed distinguishing between the critical and the representative function of media opinion-making. Journalists are found to interfere with the democratization of the EU either as a critical watchdog controlling and advising political decision-makers, or as a collective voice representing long-term expectations and public dispositions in the debate. This research framework is applied to the analysis of newspaper commentaries in the ratification period of the EU Constitutional Treaty (November 2004 to June 2005). The ratification process is analyzed as a critical juncture of European integration in which enhanced debates and politicization are expected in all member states.

AB - This study investigates the role of political journalism in EU constitution-making. More specifically, we ask whether political journalists take an active role in shaping public preferences and opinion on European integration. An analytical framework is developed distinguishing between the critical and the representative function of media opinion-making. Journalists are found to interfere with the democratization of the EU either as a critical watchdog controlling and advising political decision-makers, or as a collective voice representing long-term expectations and public dispositions in the debate. This research framework is applied to the analysis of newspaper commentaries in the ratification period of the EU Constitutional Treaty (November 2004 to June 2005). The ratification process is analyzed as a critical juncture of European integration in which enhanced debates and politicization are expected in all member states.

KW - Constitution for Europe – Democracy – Denmark – European Public Space – France – Germany – Media – Referendum – Sweden – U.K.

M3 - Working paper

BT - The Interpretative Moment of European Journalism. The Impact of Newspaper Opinion Making in the Ratification Process.

PB - RECON Online Working Paper Series

ER -