Giovanna Dell'Orto is Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota's Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and affiliated faculty at the Center for German and European Studies and Department of Political Science. A former journalist with The Associated Press (AP), she is the author of four books on journalism and international affairs, most recently AP Foreign Correspondents in Action and American Journalism and International Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2015 and 2013), and coeditor of Reporting at the Southern Borders (Routledge, 2013). Irmgard Wetzstein is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna, former Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, and trained mediator. She received her PhD in media communications in 2010 and has been working in social research and teaching since 2006, focusing on journalism and conflict communication, social media, strategic and visual communication. Before that, she worked at the Austrian news magazine profil and the Austrian Insurance Association's PR division.
'Refugee News, Refugee Politics is an important analysis of one of the most urgent political and social issues of recent years. Combining first hand journalistic experience, academic analysis and contributions from civil society organisations, this book provides rich and much needed insight into the refugee and migrant crisis and provides excellent advice on best practise for journalists, academics and NGOs.' - Richard Sambrook, Cardiff University, UK 'The European refugee crisis has become a litmus test for EU politics and European humanitarianism. Born out of a productive collaboration between academics and journalists, this book presents unmatched first-hand insight into the way the news media are shaping public opinion and migration policy.' - Thomas Hanitzsch, LMU Munich, Germany 'At a time when local, national and international communities debate how to respond to global migration phenomena, Refugee News, Refugee Politics, provides a rare and valuable combination of perspectives from journalism practitioners and media scholars. The volume will undoubtedly become a seminal reference for scholars, students and general readers about how to understand the news media's relationship to public opinion, policy makers and migration.' - Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante, Associate Professor, University of Arizona