The amount of coverage of the EU referendum in the Spanish media was remarkable. This is not surprising as Brexit was seen as a threat to a European project celebrated for having delivered political, social and economic benefits to Spain in consonance with the values of the European Enlightenment of universal reality-based rationality. However, one of the most salient factors in the Spanish media coverage is related to the internal political life of the country, and, as a result, there was no homogeneous Spanish view. Instead, a range of ideologically-grounded interpretations were produced in which the independence of Catalonia featured as highly as the future of the European Union.
|Title of host publication||Reporting the Road to Brexit|
|Subtitle of host publication||International Media and the EU Referendum 2016|
|Editors||Anthony Ridge-Newman, Fernando León Solís, Hugh O'Donnell|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2018|
León Solís, F., Castelló, E., & O'Donnell, H. (2018). Spanish media and the EU referendum: the assault on an enlightened project. In A. Ridge-Newman, F. León Solís, & H. O'Donnell (Eds.), Reporting the Road to Brexit: International Media and the EU Referendum 2016 (pp. 207-222). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73682-2