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Workshop: "Fear, Anger and Grief – Emotions in Migration Reporting"

What images do we have in mind when we think of migrations to Germany? Which narratives are available and archived? What emotions are generated? What remains hidden? Which stories are not documented for posterity? These questions were explored in a cooperation between project B02 “Journalism and the Order of Emotions”, the Neuen deutschen Medienmacher*innen (NdM) and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb). The cooperation initially offered professional journalists the opportunity to discuss these questions in the form of a workshop. The results will be made available to the general public via a website in November 2022.

The cooperation aimed to make the emotions produced with and by journalism in the field of migration and refuge – curiosity, empathy, compassion, defensiveness, aggression or threat – explicit and their effects comprehensible. In particular, the workshop series “Fear, Anger and Grief – Emotions in Migration Reporting” addressed the question of which methods are helpful in dealing with the challenges posed by migration reporting. The workshop addressed professional journalists and offered space for exchange with the researchers as well as among colleagues in order to jointly reflect on the role of emotions on the topic of migration in journalistic reporting. This provided formats for discussion in which the impact of images and the selectivity and framing of media narratives were critically reflected upon and contrasted with alternative testimonies. The workshop, which took place on April 28 and 29, was led by Sheila Mysorekar (New German Media Makers) and Dr. Débora Medeiros (Freie Universität Berlin).

The website resulting from the cooperation provides multimedia insights into both the research results and the outcomes of the discussions. Furthermore, it features students’ audiovisual productions from the practical seminars offered at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin , which discuss questions around journalistic practices on topics of refuge and migration.

Workshop: Affects, Media, Migration and Practices

In cooperation with the Research Unit "Cultural Transformations" at the University of Aarhus, project B02 "Transcultural emotional repertoires in and through Reality TV" in the Collaborative Research Centre 1171 "Affective Societies" organized a workshop to support the exchange between the two projects. The workshop was held on April 29 2019.

Workshop: "Reserch on emotions in audiovisual media texts and online comments

Project B02 of the CRC 1171 organized an expert workshop on the methodological implications of sentiment analysis for emotion research on September 3, 2018 under the title "Research on emotions in audiovisual media texts and online comments".

Affects - Media - Power

Project B02 “Transcultural Emotional Repertoires in and through Reality TV” within the CRC 1171 “Affective Societies” of Freie Universität Berlin and the German Association of Communication Research (DGPuK) division “Sociology of Media and Communication” jointly organize a conference under the title "Affects - Media - Power" from June 29th to July 1st in Berlin.

Global feelings - local affects? The cultural transformation of entertainment TV

Workshop "Global feelings - local affects? The cultural transformation of entertainment TV", 29.04.2016 | FU Berlin