The Syrian conflict has challenged both the ways of reporting war and its impact on the public. However, only a few empirical studies have tried to assess public reactions to representations of war. In this paper, we use an empirically-based study that combines quantitative and qualitative methods to assess how Swiss audiences react to crisis reporting and visual news framing in French-speaking Swiss media. The study offers a preliminary understanding of how people react to images in the media, especially with respect to military and political contexts, and also builds a visual map of how audiences process information contained in news images of war.
In2015, the Office fédéral de la statistique reported similar data: 41.3 % of women and 37.4 % of men have a high school degree from a professional school (apprenticeship). Only 23.7 % of women and 28 % of men have a university or professional college degree (Office fédéral de la statistique 2015).
In2012, the Office fédéral de la statistique reported similar data. In the three linguistic regions, people spend on average 30 minutes per day consuming news (Office fédéral de la statistique 2012).