From headlines to homes: media coverage and public perception of Europe’s refugee crisis

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016

Read Catherine O’Neill’s take on media and the refugees below:

‘The public has been willing—in seemingly equal measure—to be both incensed by foreigners seeking aid and to be moved by heart wrenching personal stories and devastating images of many refugees. Media consumers sit like children on a seesaw, with no firm footing in statistics or objective facts, ready to be tossed into the throes of empathetic anguish or nationalistic isolationism—whichever the coverage of the day dictates.’

You can download the paper here