Coverage of European Union Treaties in Canadas National Newspapers

Tim Callanan

Abstract


This article analyzes the coverage of three European Union (EU) treaties by the National Post and the Globe and Mail. News articles concerning the treaties are categorized as political or economic in focus, and editorials as positive or negative. The article argues that despite typically focusing on the EU as an economic body, the newspapers tend to report on EU treaties as political events, giving little attention to their economic implications. The article also argues that the newspapers adhere to their ideological tendencies when reporting on EU treaties, the National Post being more critical of EU integration and the Globe and Mail being largely supportive of it.

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