Stirling research on the coverage of the referendum discussed at the Festival of Politics.

STV’s Bernard Ponsonby and the BBC’s Sarah Smith discussed findings from a study by Stirling University lecturer Marina Dekavalla on the television coverage of the Scottish independence referendum. The event was part of the Festival of Politics, held at the Scottish Parliament last weekend.

Dr. Dekavalla, journalism lecturer at Stirling, talked about her research on how news and current affairs programmes explained what the referendum decision was about in the final stage of the campaign. The panel, which also included Neil Blain, emeritus professor at Stirling, discussed the findings and took questions from the audience on the role of television in this historic political event.  

The Festival of Politics, currently in its 11th year, comprises a series of open events organized by the Scottish Parliament.

Dr. Dekavalla’s research on the television framing of the Scottish referendum is supported by the ESRC Future Research Leaders scheme.

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