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Election coverage: sweet victory or a new low for the UK press

Jewell, John 2015. Election coverage: sweet victory or a new low for the UK press. The Conversation 2015 (9 May)

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So that’s that, then. The pollsters got it wildly wrong and the UK did not wake up on Friday to endless debates about coalitions, minority governments and who would deal with whom. Instead a startled “national” press rushed out early editions which either greeted the Conservative victory with smug, euphoric glee (The Daily Mail and The Sun) or stunned resignation at the prospect of the bleak years ahead (the Daily Mirror and The Guardian).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 July 2020
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 15:02

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