Elçin ESMER, Discursive Representations of Syrian Migrants in Turkish Mass Media and Social Media and the Effects of These Media Discourses on Syrian Migrants

Resumé: The study aims to analyze discursive representation of Syrian migrants in the mass and social media and the effect of the discourse on the migrants. Data consisted of one hundred opinion articles, one hundred social media posts and thirty interviews. Based on Van Dijk (2006)’s framework quantitative – qualitative data analysis was done. Results reveal that the representation of migrants in the media change according to the ideology and it affected the migrants’ social integration or segregation.
Key words: Turkish newspaper; opinion articles; social media posts; twitter; facebook; Syrian migrants; positive self-representation; negative other representation; discursive categories; discursive representation.

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