The policy field of immigration and migrant integration is publicly and politically controversial. Consequently, issues related to immigration and migrant integration are regularly in the public eye of the media.

This doctoral thesis analyzes how policy agendas in the domain of immigration and integration are shaped and how traditional and social media coverage of policy-related issues influence this.

Based on six empirical studies, this thesis concludes that while direct effects of media on the policy agenda are relatively scarce and not always discernable, other forms of responsiveness to media coverage can be recognized.