European Media and Migration-Related News: Comparing Discourse with Reality
November 4, 2019
This study seeks to identify divergences between discourses of migration in European media (immigration and emigration) and objective reality. The research seeks to expand upon existing knowledge of the production processes behind news about migration (general migration and intra-EU migration) by analysing the degree to which both the salience and the framing of news about migration are aligned with real-world developments and key events. The researchers use semi-automated approaches to computational media analysis for six European countries: Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Poland and Romania.