Category Archives: media

Anthology of writing about migration available free online

By: Michael Keith, Director, and Bridget Anderson, COMPAS Deputy Director This blog was first posted by Migrants’ Rights Network, 15 April 2014. This week the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford publishes online a … Continue reading

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What we talk about when we talk about immigration

By: Mikal Mast, PR and Communications Officer In 2003, the Press Complaints Commission determined that the term ‘illegal asylum seeker’ was legally inaccurate and should no longer be used. It is impossible for an asylum seeker to be illegal because … Continue reading

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Media, Public Opinion, Migration Policy: Multi- and Inter-Disciplinary Notes

By: William Allen, Research Officer, Migration Observatory Corpus and computational linguists, political scientists, anthropologists, and sociologists gathered in Oxford last weekend to explore two key questions in migration studies: (1) how do media outlets, public opinion, and policy interact in … Continue reading

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The Political Power of the Social Norm against Prejudice

By: Scott Blinder, Acting Director, Migration Observatory (Blog post on Blinder, Ford, Ivarsflaten, “The Better Angels of Our Nature: How the Antiprejudice Norm Affects Policy and Party Preferences in Great Britain and Germany”, AJPS, October 2013) A great deal of research … Continue reading

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Documenting how immigrants are described in the British press: Why does comprehensiveness matter?

By: Will Allen, Research Officer Today, the Migration Observatory published a new study that quantitatively examined how UK national newspapers portrayed immigrants, migrants, asylum seekers and refugees from 2010 to 2012. Analysis over 58,000 items from 20 newspapers, totaling over … Continue reading

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