Doctoral Research

The Media Coverage of the European Elections: 2004-2019

My research explores media coverage of the European Parliamentary Elections from 2004 to 2019, together with the various interpretations and appropriations of the idea of Europe. This is done through cross-linguistic analysis and by looking at media sources in Portugal and the United Kingdom. I am particularly interested in how European History informs the interpretation of ideas of Europe, how the media expands on these interpretations and how they are reflected on the coverage of news related to the European Union. I am also interested in conceptualizing and treating born-digital content as historical sources. (Part of the CLEOPATRA project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 812997.)


Jane Winters, Martin Steer