Mass-Media and Political Opinion Making (Content Analysis)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Hamm, Bernd (FB IV - Soziologie, Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Massenmedien, Universität Trier)
  • Simon, Karl-Heinz (FB IV - Soziologie, Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Massenmedien, Universität Trier)
Publication Date
  • FB IV - Soziologie, Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Massenmedien, Universitaet Trier (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Mass media
  • Abstract

    Reporting on foreigners in magazines and newspapers of the Federal Republic. Topics: 1. Formal aspects: magazine or newspaper name; date of publication; number of the article taken from the edition; number of first page; placement on page; extent; series part; category; information on title or headline; authorship; article genre; layout and presentation; language level of article; attitude of author to topic. 2. Topic and content aspect: sources of information of the article; manner of presentation; spatial reference; time reference; foreigner group; group articulating itself in the article; main topic of the article; reports about foreigner crime, criminal offenses, culprits, crime victims and causes of crime; contents of sensationalism articles as well as reports on discrimination against foreigners, political inflitration and political dangers from foreigners; foreigners and women; foreigners and health problems; topics of good-will reports; integration as a topic; foreigners as vehicle of culture; topics of non-fiction articles; causes and motives of migration; contents of reports about country of origin; statistical information; reports about political interest and political participation of foreigners; reports about social problems of foreigners; information about family questions; information about foreign children and young people; housing problems; support measures reported on and support organizations; reports about accidents, accident frequency and causes of accidents; rights of foreigners; information about the attitude of the German population to foreigners; job market reports and reports aout the economic situation; assessment and evaluation of national economy and business management aspects of foreigner employment; occupational trainers and qualification; statement about adaptation to industrial work and frequency of change of job; foreigners as competition for German workers; demands of the author raised in the article; characteristics attributed to foreigners in the article. Also encoded was: assessment of the ease of encoding by the coder.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-10 / 1983-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Articles and reports on foreigner questions from the following newspapers and magazines: Trierischer Volksfreund, Saarbruecker Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Frankfurter Rundschau Spiegel, Zeit, Stern und Tageszeitung (taz)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample
Collection Mode
  • Content analysis of newspapers and magazines
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 1557
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1199 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22