This book offers a wealth of original empirical data on how online media shape EU politics. The authors highlight myths and facts about the nature of audience-driven online media content and show how public demands for legitimacy are at the heart of the politicization of European integration. What EU citizens most intensely debate online are fundamental questions of what European institutions stand for and how they can be held accountable. Drawing on innovative and rigorous analysis of online media ownership, journalistic content, and readers input, the authors piece together the convergence toward Euroskepticism across EU member states.
The Editors: Asimina Michailidou holds a PhD in political communications and is a senior researcher at the ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo in Norway.
Hans-Jörg Trenz is a professor and the vice chair of the Center for Modern European Studies at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
Pieter de Wilde holds a PhD in political science and is a senior researcher at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) in Germany.
researchers and lecturers in political science and international relations