Improving mainstream media reporting on migration

Melina Breitegger & Diotima Bertel (SYNYO GmbH)

Reporting on migration by mainstream media often focuses on negative news and lacks the perspective of migrants. Fact-based, nuanced and inclusive coverage on migration by mainstream media is ever more important since misinformation on migration easily spreads on social media. As quality control in the media depends heavily on self-regulation by journalists and media enterprises, we recommend to 1. strengthen trainings for journalists, 2. foster collaboration between research and media, 3. finance migrant-led media, 4. incentivise inclusive hiring practices at media corporations and 5. to share best-practices in media policy guidelines across national boundaries for improving the quality and inclusiveness of reporting on migration.


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