New Edited Book on Media and Public Attitudes Toward Migration in Europe!


The book includes a.o. automated analyses of media coverage as well as social media data in several European countries.

We are very lucky to announce that "Media and Public Attitudes Toward Migration in Europe: A Comparative Approach", edited by Jesper Strömbäck, Christine E. Meltzer, Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Christian Schemer, and Hajo G. Boomgaarden was published earlier this summer. It uses data from the REMINDER Project.

This comparative volume provides a comprehensive cross-national account of media coverage and public attitudes toward migration both within and into the European Union and includes a.o. contributions from the following lab member: Hajo G. Boomgaarden, Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Sebastian Galyga, Tobias Heidenreich, and Fabienne Lind.

Using empirical research from across Germany, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, Media and Public Attitudes Toward Migration in Europe offers an in-depth exploration of one of the most prominent social and political topics of the decade in Europe. Drawing on a large scale, cross-national panel survey, experiments, and automated media content analysis of migration discourse in both traditional news media and social media, expert contributors from across the continent investigate topics such as the linguistic features of migration coverage, the public perception of migrants, and the effects of journalistic communication strategies. Other topics addressed include a discussion of news framing effects on migration coverage and politicians’ postings on social media coverage about the issue.

This is a valuable resource for academics, students, and policymakers interested in media coverage of migration, news framing effects, and public attitudes to migration generally.If you are interested in the book or single chapters of the book, please feel free to get in contact with the chapter authors!