How Austria’s Tabloids Helped the Far-Right Win the Election

Austria’s recent election was a big success for the country’s Conservatives and the far-right. Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old foreign minister is tipped to become the country’s next Chancellor – in a coalition with the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). His rise, however, was only possible with the help of the media. Austria’s press, and the tabloids in particular, played a key role in the country’s move to the right.

This article written by Felix Simon and me was published on 7th of December 2017 on European Journalism Observatory (EJO). It can be read here.