CALL FOR PAPERS - TRIPODOS 53: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA NARRATIVES AROUND MIGRANTS, REFUGEES, AND PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
There are 1.044.000.000 of migrants, refugees, and people on the move worldwide. Among them, 281 million are international migrants, 84 million are forcibly displaced people and 26.6 million are refugees. (IOM, 2022 ). Poverty, conflicts, climate threats and many other reasons force massive displacements in and across all continents. Hence migration and the displacement of people has become one of the crucial global challenges. Stories related to this phenomenon are published by media daily all over the world, but they often portray biased image of the reality on the ground, leading to a misperception about migrants, refugees and generally people on the move.
The narrative surrounding refugees and migrants is often influenced by fears, suspicion, prejudices, as well as preconceived notions, and is easily instrumentalized for political agendas (Network for Dialogue, 2021 ). If media coverage is not rigorous, the rhetoric could lead to a misunderstanding of the situation of migrants and refugees, driving to the risk of the polarization of the public debate and refugees and migrants finding themselves the targets of increasing discrimination and hate speech (WACC, 2017 ).
In Tripodos issue 53 we are interested in understanding the following topics: How does the media cover themes on migrants and refugees? Which situation have more media attention? How are the stories about this topic elaborated and analyzed? What role do migrants and refugees have in these stories? To answer these timely questions, therefore we invite scholars and practitioners who study and work in the area of migration and media from interdisciplinary fields to submit their papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Media representation of migration and refugees.
- Media framings of migration and refugees.
- Migration, media and discrimination.
- Media coverage of forced displacements.
- Language and concepts about migration and its use in media.
- Migration narratives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Digital communication and migration.
- Political discourses on migration and refugees.
- Uses and characteristics of visual language related to migrants and refugees.
- Media, migration, and gender.
- Media, migration, and youth.
- Intersectionality and media representation of migrants.
- The role of media in countering hate speech on refugees and migrants.
- Media and religious actors in addressing refugee and migration issues.
Papers should be sent by September 30, 2022. In order to submit original papers, authors must be registered with the journal (www.tripodos.com) as authors. Following this step, authors must enter their user name and password, activated in the process of registering, and begin the submission process. In step 1, they must select the section “Monograph”.
Rules and instructions regarding the submission of originals can be downloaded at www.tripodos.com. For any queries, please contact the editorial team of the journal at email@example.com.
The issue will be entirely in English.
Tripodos is an international scholarly journal published by the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations at Ramon Llull University. Since 1996, the pages of this biannual publication have offered a forum for debate and critical discussion regarding any discipline related to the world of communication: journalism, cinema, television, radio, advertising, public relations, the Internet, etc.
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