Impressions of European Integration: A comparative analysis of the impact of EU news in European newspapers on European audiences

P.A. 't Lam

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation VU


This study demonstrates that the coverage of the EU in the European press affects the knowledge and attitude towards the EU of the average European newspaper reader. This outcome is the more relevant now that the EU is steadily growing in size and impact, but conversely is confronted with a general decline in public support. The legitimacy of the EU is challenged. The question asked here is whether or not media can play a role in bridging the gap between ‘Brussels’ and the European citizen.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Kleinnijenhuis, Jan, Supervisor
  • van Hoof, Anita, Co-supervisor
Award date8 Feb 2012
Place of PublicationOisterwijk
Print ISBNs9789088913723
Publication statusPublished - 2012


Bibliographical note

Naam instelling promotie: VU Vrije Universiteit
Naam instelling onderzoek: VU Vrije Universiteit

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