Alexander Heit

„Gipfel der faulen Kompromisse“: Mediale Berichterstattung über Kompromisse

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Compromises are an important means of regulating conflicts, especially in politics. However, while conflicts and their particular status in the media have been comparatively well researched, little is known about the coverage of compromises. Julia Metag, Lena Zils and Theresa Feidicker fill this gap with a new study.

The researchers from the University of Münster presented key findings at this year's PolKomm 2023, which took place from June 28 to 30 and was organized by the Political Communication Section of the German Society for Journalism and Communication Studies (DGPuK). Her presentation focused on the question of how and to what extent compromises are reported. The core results include, first, that quality media report more frequently on compromises than tabloid media. Second, compromise is reported especially on community, economic and leisure issues. Third, the thematic distribution differs significantly between national and local media. Finally, the fact that compromises are judged ambivalently documents their assessment as good, bad, rotten or acceptable.

For more on PolKomm 2023: AI | Conflicts | Conventions, visit the conference website (only in German).