Migrants and Media Newsmaking
Title: Migrants and Media Newsmaking
Series/Number: MEDIVA; 2011/01; Thematic Reports
External link: http://mediva.eui.eu
This thematic report provides a comprehensive critical discussion about the ways in which the production of migration related news takes place and the special factors that affect it. Drawing on the literature on the subject as well as on the analysis of the sixty-eight interviews conducted with journalists and media professionals from six European countries: Italy, Poland, Ireland, Great Britain, Greece and the Netherlands, we argue in favour of a fair and balanced portrayal of migrants in the media and also highlight the current tendencies in news-making and programme production practices adopted in the outlets in the six European countries under examination pointing to positive features as well as shortcomings.
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction 2 2. Definitions 3 3. State of the Art: News Making and Production Practices vis-à-vis Migrants Representation in European Media 5 4. Analysing the Fieldwork Findings in Six E.U Countries 10 4.1 Definition of Migration News 10 4.2 Migrants News: Perspectives of Coverage 12 4.3 Political Agenda and Migrant News. Migration News out of Political Agenda 14 4.4 Migration News and Sources 16 4.5 Migration News and Language 18 5. Concluding Remarks 19 6. Bibliography 21 7. ANNEX 25 List of Interviews 25
MEDIVA project. Media For Diversity and Migrant Integration: Consolidating Knowledge & Assessing Media Practices across the EU; This report was first published in November 2011. This is a revised version, prepared in February 2012.
Type of Access: openAccess