News Media and Twitter: The Construction of Narratives in the Refugee Crisis

News Media and Twitter: The Construction of Narratives in the Refugee Crisis


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Montréal, Canada

Sunbelt 2019

News Media and Twitter: The Construction of Narratives in the Refugee Crisis

The European refugee crisis received heightened attention at the beginning of September 2015, when images of the drowned child, Aylan Kurdi, surfaced across mainstream and social media. In this study, the perspectives and frames of the refugee crisis from the mainstream news and Twitter—in the days following Aylan Kurdi’s death—are compared and contrasted.

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Adina Nerghes

Adina Nerghes is a communication scientist who makes use of digital methods to expose sentiments, opinions, and change in large text collections.