With the approval of the Minimal Risk Registration Form the group came up with their individual research questions for the politician:
Nicola Screawn – Social Media
- Which social media platform do you find the most effective in communicating your personal view to the general public? Why do you think this?
- How often did you use twitter to put forward your views during the week after the EU referendum result?
- Do you think there are risks that come with using twitter to gain information on events/Brexit?
- When you use twitter, do you mostly encounter views that are similar to your own?
Josephine Steiskal – Newspapers
- What newspapers have you been featured in since the EU referendum?
- How have these newspapers differed in their coverage of you and your views?
- Is there a difference in the type of language they use in the articles? What do you think the reasons are for these differences?
- What is the process that newspaper outlets follow when featuring you in their newspapers? For example, do they interview you directly and ask for your approval?
- Which two newspapers do you think contrast their coverage in relation to Brexit in general?
Molly McCullough – TV Broadcasts
- What television shows have you been interviewed on and how have they differed?
- Do you feel that you are portrayed differently on television rather than on social media and in newspapers?
- Would you say that television is a more politically balanced platform as it is required to appeal to a broad range of people? (Coming off the idea that TV isn’t separated to left and right as newspapers are, and have more responsibility to accuracy than social media etc.)
Laura Casellas Igual – International Coverage
- Has social media allowed you to reach an international audience? If so, what are the benefits of that?
- What are some professional difficulties you have encountered when exposed to different cultures? Have you experienced any miscommunication or a loss in translation?
- Has your personal international experience provided you with another lens from which to approach your professional projects? How does that reflect in your local work?
What to think about:
- Think about the MP’s engagement with media and use that as proof that all media outlets are biased and communicate differently.
- The politician as our case study and secondary source. Her perspective as a MP to highlight our research.
- How is Brexit referenced? Is it a direct strand or indirect confrontation?