conflict & communication online, Vol. 19, No. 1&2, 2020
ISSN 1618-0747




Wassilios Baros, Maximilian Sailer & Gwennaëlle Mulliez
Subjective positioning of recipients regarding media coverage of asylum policy

Despite the enormous increase in press reports on the "refugee issue" since August 2015, the topic of asylum policy has not been adequately communicated by the media. In addition, hardly anything is known about the manifold modes of reception and impact of the various, mostly vague forms of reporting. The aim of this article is to explore the subjective positions of recipients for media reporting on asylum policy. Using an online questionnaire for open text input, patterns and effects of varying reporting styles on "refugees and asylum policy in the media" are examined. The central result is that the relatively distanced visualisation of antagonisms in reporting increases the probability of recipients' reflective considerations about dissent in migration society conveyed by the media.


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The authors:

Wassilios Baros is Professor of educational research at the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg and heads the project group Empirical Migration Research (PREMISA). His research interests include migration and political education research, latent style analyses of communication cultures, and recipient research.

Maximilian Sailer is Professor of Educational Sciences at the University of Passau, Germany. His areas of academic interest include technology‐enhanced learning, blended learning, media research and empirical educational research.

Gwennaëlle Mulliez is a research assistant at the Chair of Adult Education at the University of Cologne and has been a member of the project group Empirical Migration Research (PREMISA) since 2018. Her research interests include education and migration, adult educational organization research and latent style analyses of communication cultures.