Right-wing populism in the news media: A cross-cultural study of journalist practices and news discourse
Right-wing populism is on the rise in many European countries. Research has investigated the performative styles of political populism and argued that its rise would hardly been possible without a media-savvy rhetoric and a significant media impact. However, we have limited knowledge about the reporting on right-wing populism in different news media and political contexts.
Using a comparative approach, this study investigates journalism and news discourse on right-wing populism in four European countries (France, Greece, Sweden, UK) selected to represent diversity in e.g. the profile of the populist parties, media contexts and the roles of professional journalism.