Migration coverage is polarised and narrow


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Is the news coverage on migration full of stereotypes?

Media narratives tend to cluster around two poles: of emotional and highly-charged reporting on the plight of migrants as victims; and on the story of numbers, and the potential threat migrants pose to the security, welfare and cultural standing of host communities. Over time, the second narrative crowds out the first – despite many excellent exceptions.

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Paul Gillespie — The Irish Times

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