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"Redrawing the map of Europe": Media and perceptions of the 2004 European Union Enlargement
Unformatted Document Text:  4 questions to determine whether respondents were supportive of the supranational ideals of the European Union” (p.632). Simply put, supranational idealistic questions measured the extent to which respondents were willing to sacrifice for the common good of all European countries and/or peoples. The researchers found that media coverage positively influences supranational- idealistic attitudes toward the EU, while national-pragmatic was uninfluenced by media coverage. However, they acknowledge that the positive coverage of the Amsterdam Summit is an exception to the normally conflict-ridden media coverage of EU events. So, while perhaps not surprising that idealistic attitudes about the EU were enhanced by the event, they note that this effect is unlikely to reoccur. They also concluded that those respondents who were more attentive to media coverage were more influenced than those respondents who were less attentive to coverage of the event. The event-centered research conducted by Semetko, van der Brug and Valkenburg in Amsterdam has also been undertaken on a much larger scale by Blumler and colleagues as they studied the European Parliamentary elections held in nine countries during the spring of 1979. In this collection of studies (Blumler, 1983), a wide range of issues were examined, including how the campaign was covered, the challenges facing communicators, how involved people were in the election, and the impact that media had on voters, to name a few. As with the enlargement of 2004, coverage of the election of 1979 faced the challenge of making an international event or issue relevant to the citizens of individual countries. Noel-Aranda (1983) found that during the 1979 election broadcasters were “less motivated than for a national election” (p.99) and two other studies found that

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questions to determine whether respondents were supportive of the supranational ideals
of the European Union” (p.632). Simply put, supranational idealistic questions measured
the extent to which respondents were willing to sacrifice for the common good of all
European countries and/or peoples.
The researchers found that media coverage positively influences supranational-
idealistic attitudes toward the EU, while national-pragmatic was uninfluenced by media
coverage. However, they acknowledge that the positive coverage of the Amsterdam
Summit is an exception to the normally conflict-ridden media coverage of EU events. So,
while perhaps not surprising that idealistic attitudes about the EU were enhanced by the
event, they note that this effect is unlikely to reoccur. They also concluded that those
respondents who were more attentive to media coverage were more influenced than those
respondents who were less attentive to coverage of the event.
The event-centered research conducted by Semetko, van der Brug and
Valkenburg in Amsterdam has also been undertaken on a much larger scale by Blumler
and colleagues as they studied the European Parliamentary elections held in nine
countries during the spring of 1979. In this collection of studies (Blumler, 1983), a wide
range of issues were examined, including how the campaign was covered, the challenges
facing communicators, how involved people were in the election, and the impact that
media had on voters, to name a few.
As with the enlargement of 2004, coverage of the election of 1979 faced the
challenge of making an international event or issue relevant to the citizens of individual
countries. Noel-Aranda (1983) found that during the 1979 election broadcasters were
“less motivated than for a national election” (p.99) and two other studies found that


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