Think about specific mass media to narrow down the research:
Focus on the aftermath of the Brexit vote (24 June 2016):
- Look at Twitter – how accurate are Twitter posts? Who posted what (e.g. celebrities and politicians)? Analyse the clicktivism theory in relation to the use of social media for political interpretation.
- Look at The Guardian/Telegraph vs. Daily Mail/Sun – more vs. less reliable sources and how each interpret the Brexit vote?
- Look at TV/News – is it similar to the newspaper articles? Who is involved? What channels were talking about Brexit? Analyse This Morning in comparison to the BBC News: is Brexit as politically addressed in This Morning as in the BBC News?
- Look at German/Spanish mass media – what is communicated beyond the British boarder? Analyse the Saphir-Whorf-Theory in relation to linguistic relativity.
Think about why we have chosen the above sources and not any other:
- Remember that the above are “picked” sources
Think about a research question:
- Explore how different mass media outlets communicate the aftermath of the Brexit vote on the 24 June 2016
- Why are we focusing on the above sources? Why are we analysing Twitter and not Facebook? Accessible to the public.
- Look at Habermas theory.