Category Archives: media

Numbers and Waves: The Effects of Media Portrayals of Immigrants on Public Opinion in Britain

By: Scott Blinder, Migration Observatory Director and Anne-Marie Jeannet, Department of Social Policy and Intervention How do people form their impressions of and attitudes toward immigrants? This question is easy to talk about but hard to answer with social scientific … Continue reading

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#Unplugging > Beyond Hyper-Connected Societies

By: Igor Calzada, Future of Cities/COMPAS and Cristobal Cobo, Oxford Internet Institute Technology is never neutral, it has the potential and capacity to be used socially and politically for quite different purposes, argued Raymond Williams in 1983. Indeed, recently we … Continue reading

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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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