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Beware the ‘false consciousness’ theory: newspapers won’t decide this referendum

Beckett, Charlie (2016) Beware the ‘false consciousness’ theory: newspapers won’t decide this referendum. LSE Brexit (11 Jan 2016) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Campaigners should not overestimate the influence of traditional newspapers, says Charlie Beckett: their sales are in decline and they face competition from more politically neutral and humorous news sites like Buzzfeed and Vice. In any case, it is patronising to assume that a sheep-like public follow the diktats of the media they read. He identifies the outlets which will help swing voters make up their minds: TV, Facebook and other social media.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 09:15
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/73367/

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