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The framing of the euro crisis in german and spanish online news media between 2010 and 2014: does a common european public discourse emerge?


Kaiser, Johannes; Kleinen-von Königslöw, Katharina (2017). The framing of the euro crisis in german and spanish online news media between 2010 and 2014: does a common european public discourse emerge? Journal of Common Market Studies, 55(4):798-814.

Abstract

In recent years, Europe has been facing the Euro crisis, questioning the whole process of European integration. However, scholars argue that this crisis also presents an opportunity for the Europeanization of national public spheres as public attention regarding Europe has increased. Therefore, this study examines the media discourse on the crisis and the possible convergence of the national public spheres of Germany and Spain. It investigates how the issue is framed and who participates in the discourse during the crisis between 2010 and 2014 in German and Spanish online quality newspapers. Based on a content analysis of 7,256 statements in 961 articles, frames were identified in a data-driven approach. Results show that German and Spanish media have Europeanized their framing during the crisis and mainly support Europe’s policy. This convergence has occurred despite a slight renationalization of discourse participants, indicating that Europeanization has been increasingly sustained by national actors.

Abstract

In recent years, Europe has been facing the Euro crisis, questioning the whole process of European integration. However, scholars argue that this crisis also presents an opportunity for the Europeanization of national public spheres as public attention regarding Europe has increased. Therefore, this study examines the media discourse on the crisis and the possible convergence of the national public spheres of Germany and Spain. It investigates how the issue is framed and who participates in the discourse during the crisis between 2010 and 2014 in German and Spanish online quality newspapers. Based on a content analysis of 7,256 statements in 961 articles, frames were identified in a data-driven approach. Results show that German and Spanish media have Europeanized their framing during the crisis and mainly support Europe’s policy. This convergence has occurred despite a slight renationalization of discourse participants, indicating that Europeanization has been increasingly sustained by national actors.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Uncontrolled Keywords:Europeanization; framing; Euro crisis; comparative longitudinal content analysis; public sphere
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:16 Nov 2016 16:36
Last Modified:09 Jun 2017 01:00
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:1468-5965
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12515

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