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Scotland's Referendum and the MediaNational and International Perspectives$
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Neil Blain, David Hutchison, and Gerry Hassan

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780748696581

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696581.001.0001

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Scottish TV Coverage of the Referendum Campaign from September 2012 to September 2014

Scottish TV Coverage of the Referendum Campaign from September 2012 to September 2014

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(p.59) 6 Scottish TV Coverage of the Referendum Campaign from September 2012 to September 2014
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Scotland's Referendum and the Media
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John Robertson

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696581.003.0006

This chapter analyzes TV output on the then-approaching referendum from the BBC, ITV and STV (Scottish Television) across a year from September 2012 , as well as output from BBC Radio Scotland. The chapter focuses on the issue of impartiality with respect to the nature of coverage and asks specific questions about the prevalence of referendum questions, the sources and balance of evidence, precedence of Yes and No arguments, and other associated matters. Following a methodology account, including of the coding process, the discussion proceeds to examine detailed instances of media coverage. It is critical of some aspects of the coverage, positing a lack of due impartiality in some analyzed examples, and noting some related differences between areas of BBC and STV output.

Keywords:   Scottish broadcasting, BBC Scotland, STV, broadcasting impartiality, media imbalance

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