The principles of communication on refugees in the context of post-truth

  • This article investigates the representation of the issue of refugees travelling to the Italian coast that was reported by two major Italian newspapers between August 8th and August 19th, 2017. Using analysis tools belonging to communication theory and cognitive sciences, i.e. the concepts of frame and attitude, this article highlights two major points: firstly, the analysis reveals how the two newspapers aimed at establishing a specific relationship with their readers on this topic in the relevant period on the basis of specific interpretative models; secondly, each of these interpretative models relies on the representation of specific emotions which play a central role in the interpretation of reality according to a characteristic facet of the definition of post-truth.

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Author:Giacinto Davide Guagnano
Parent Title (English):Church, Communication and Culture
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Document Type:Article (specialist journals)
Date of OPUS upload:2023/03/16
Date of first Publication:2019/11/13
Publishing University:Hochschule Trier
Release Date:2023/03/16
Tag:communication studies; frame analysis; journalism; refugee
GND Keyword:Journalismus; Presse; Italien; Geschichte 2017; Berichterstattung; Flüchtling; Analyse; Kommunikationswissenschaft; Kognitionswissenschaft; Frame <Journalismus>
Page Number:28
First Page:323
Last Page:350
Departments:FB Wirtschaft
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 07 Publizistische Medien, Journalismus, Verlagswesen
1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International