The Goethe Institute aims at stimulising cultural policy with the so-called ”Deutschlandjahr” (Year of Germany). The offers and events should make information on Germany accessible for the target groups of the Goethe Institute and enhance the knowledge on Germany. Through the media response analysis, media coverage and reporting on the year of events will be evaluated in order to assess the achievement of the targets.
The media response analysis uses qualitative and quantitative methods. Firstly, we will analyse a database comprising all reports (print and online as well as tv and radio features). Secondly, we will carry out a content analysis of a sample of 60 articles. Finally, all data will be comprehensively analysed and the results will be presented in graphs and texts.