The miscalled “refugee crisis” has been one of the most widely reported news stories by the international press. Does quantity equal a true capacity to break the wall of habit? How can one keep covering these kinds of stories in a media context in which content is generally replicated, increasing the risk of rejection due to information overload (a risk valid for both the refugee crisis and the coverage of the ‘Trump phenomenon’ as well)?

The panel tries to answer these questions, discussing the role of empathy in contemporary journalistic production, taking into account the possibilities offered by new technologies (360-degree videos, VR, etc.). Empathy in selecting stories, in telling them and in dealing with their protagonists.