Transatlantic Perspectives (TaP): The News Media and U.S. Presidential Elections

Abstract


George W. Bush's second election campaign gained widespread public attention - not only in the United States, but also throughout the world and particularly in Europe. From a transatlantic perspective, this high degree of attention is widely considered to be the result of the deep differences between Europe and the U.S. which emerged in the course of the 2003 Iraq war. However, there is little agreement about the nature and the durability of these differences. Some political analysts argue that these differences reflect a deeper value gap, which has been growing especially since the end of the Cold War, in parallel to the European integration process, raising questions about whether the transatlantic alliance can work efficiently. In light of the importance of the American-European partnership in the area of international relations, these differences are the starting point for a comparative research project on European media coverage of the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

CMC Staff


Gabriele Melischek

Josef Seethaler (Project Leader, Contact)

Coders:

Claudia Avanzini; Hans Christian Berger; Konrad Antoni Biernat; Anna Burjak; Sandra Egger; Claudia Gassner; Blanka Heckermann; Barbara Heigl; Yvonne Hitzl; Philipp Hlawacek; Alexandria LaCapitaine; Roberto Mura; Irene Nawrocka; Veronika Pressler; Matthias Revers; Julia Schätz; Nóra Staub

Congress Organisation


War, Media, and the Public Sphere: An International Symposium (with the Department of Media and Communication Sciences, University of Klagenfurt), Vienna, 5-7 March 2009

Publications and Lectures


Books and Monographs

Books and Monographs

  • Seethaler, J., Karmasin, M., Melischek, G., & Wöhlert, R. (Eds.). (2013). Selling war: The role of the mass media in hostile conflicts from World War I to the 'War on Terror'. Bristol, Chicago, IL: Intellect, University of Chicago Press.

Articles and Book Chapters

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Wöhlert, R. (2013). Rezension/Book review: Brand, A. (2012). Medien - Diskurs - Weltpolitik: Wie Massenmedien die internationale Politik beeinflussen. Bielefeld: Transcript, 530 S., ISBN: 978-3837618310, 39,80 €. Zfas Zeitschrift Für Außen- Und Sicherheitspolitik, 6, 481-483. doi:10.1007/s12399-013-0333-4
  • Karmasin, M., Melischek, G., Seethaler, J., & Wöhlert, R. (2013). Perspectives on the changing role of the mass media in hostile conflicts. In J. Seethaler, Karmasin, M., Melischek, G., & Wöhlert, R. (Eds.), Selling war: The role of the mass media in hostile conflicts from World War I to the 'War on Terror' (p. ix-xv). Bristol, Chicago, IL: Intellect, University of Chicago Press.
  • Seethaler, J., & Melischek, G. (2013). 'Something has changed': International relations and the media during and after the 'Cold War'. In J. Seethaler, Karmasin, M., Melischek, G., & Wöhlert, R. (Eds.), Selling war: The role of the mass media in hostile conflicts from World War I to the 'War on Terror' (pp. 181-200). Bristol; Chicago, IL: Intellect, University of Chicago Press.
  • Seethaler, J., & Melischek, G. (2011). Integrating salience and interpretation: A constructivist approach to media framing in the post-Cold War era. In K. Oppermann & Viehrig, H. (Eds.), Issue salience in international politics (pp. 99-117). New York, London: Routledge.
  • Melischek, G., & Seethaler, J. (2009). Exploring a value gap: European press coverage of the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign. (R. Haar & Wynn, N., Eds.), Transatlantic conflict and consensus: Culture, history & politics. Cambridge: Cambridge Academic.
  • Melischek, G., & Seethaler, J. (2008). Media and international relations: An attributional analysis of in-group and out-group perceptions in European press coverage of the 2004 U.S. election. American Journal Of Media Psychology, 1, 103-124. Retrieved from http://www.marquettejournals.org/images/AJMPVol1No1-2NP.pdf

Research Papers

Research Papers

  • Melischek, G., & Seethaler, J. (2009). Die US-Präsidentschaftswahlen in europäischen und amerikanischen Leitmedien: Codebuch / U.S. presidential elections in leading European and American newspapers - Codebook (p. 15). Wien.

Lectures

Lectures

  • 28.05.2011 , Boston, MA
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Framing international relations in the post-Cold War era: The case of transatlantic relations
    2011 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association
  • 12.02.2010 , Mannheim
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Framing in der außenpolitischen Berichterstattung: Theoretische Überlegungen und empirische Befunde [Framing in foreign policy coverage: Theoretical considerations and empirical findings]
    Medien und internationale Beziehungen
  • 24.11.2009 , Wroclaw
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Combining Attribute Agenda-Setting and Framing: The Case of Foreign Policy Coverage
    "Development of Agenda-Setting Theory and Research: Between East and West": Conference of the Polish Communication Association
  • 11.09.2009 , Potsdam
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Media framing in the post-Cold War era: The case of transatlantic relations
    5th ECPR General Conference
  • 10.09.2009 , Potsdam
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Media Framing in the Post-Cold War Era: The Case of Transatlantic Relations
    5th ECPR General Conference
  • 06.03.2009 , Vienna
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Mediating Conflict: In-group and Out-group Perceptions in Foreign Affairs Coverage
    War, Media, and the Public Sphere
  • 04.02.2009 , Athen
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Constructing Identities: The Media and International Relations
    Images of Nations: Strategic Communication, Soft Power, and the Media
  • 11.07.2008 , Paris
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Media and international relations: An attributional analysis of group perceptions in European press coverage of the 2004 U.S. Election
    31st ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting: Building Bridges: Political Psychology and Other Disciplines, Political Psychology and the World
  • 02.04.2008 , Swansea
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Framing conflict and cooperation: The role of the media in international relations
    58th Political Studies Association Annual Conference on Democracy, Governance and Conflict: Dilemmas of Theory and Practice
  • 15.10.2007 , Berlin
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    European newspaper coverage of the 2004 U.S. Presidential election: A methodological framework for analyzing the role of the media in international relations
    Conference at the Federal Foreign Office on "Interkulturelle & internationale Kommunikation"
  • 24.07.2007 , Paris
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Media and international relations: The case of the 2004 U.S. presidential election
    IAMCR 2007 Conference on Media, communication, information: Celebrating 50 years of theories and practices
  • 26.10.2006 , Maastricht
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Exploring a value gap: European press coverage of the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign
    Fourth Biennial Conference of the Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies on Transatlantic studies: Transatlantic conflict and consensus – culture, history and politics
  • 15.09.2006 , London
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Europeanization of national public spheres? The 2004 US election coverage in European elite newspapers
    International conference of the University of Westminster on Internationalising media studies: Imperatives and impediments
  • 25.11.2005 , Amsterdam
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    European press coverage of the 2004 US election: An attributional analysis
    First European Communication Conference
  • 12.12.2004 , Vienna
    Gabriele Melischek,  Josef Seethaler: 
    Entwicklung und Stand der kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Forschung zur europäischen Öffentlichkeit: Eine Analyse der Beiträge in vier europäischen Fachzeitschriften seit 1989 [Communication research about a European public sphere]
    10. Kommunikationswissenschaftliche Tage der ÖGK: “Medialer Wandel und europäische Öffentlichkeit”

Popular Publications

Popular Publications

  • Seethaler, J. (2013). Medien bieten Krieg eine Bühne [Interview mit Esther Farys]. Kleine Zeitung, 22.

Popular Talks

Popular Talks