Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Center for European Studies
Did conservative media frame immigration during the run-up to the Brexit Referendum differently
than liberal media? Through the coding of articles in both The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph,
we will determine that these publications framed immigration in terms of national security rather
than human rights or economic integration issues during the final few days of the Brexit campaign
in 2016. Additionally, this framing was due to two newsworthy events that formed the narrative
during these waning days: a great debate and a controversial advertisement which not only
dominated the headlines but also caused the campaigns to act and react around a security narrative.