IRIN News: The Alan Kurdi Effect And Media Coverage Of Refugees

Ben Parker of IRIN News put out a fascinating graph showing the positive/negative emotional tone of UK news coverage of refugees after the widely publicized photographs of three-year-old Alan Kurdi's death that became iconic images of the refugee crisis. The graph makes clear how strongly the images affected UK news coverage of the crisis, prompting a sustained shift to sympathetic and positive coverage of refugees for months to come.

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