The study analyses how quality newspapers in Austria transmitted information during the refugee crisis in 2015. The qualitative content analysis was based on three case studies, namely: Aylan Kurdi, Paris Terror Attacks and New Years Eve in cologne. For each of the cases, the news in two of the most influential Austrian newspapers (Presse, Standard) where analyzed for 2 weeks around the event. Afterwards, the articles where analyzed and assigned to one of the categories, which were defined beforehand. The aim of previously forming the categories was to catch all the opinions about refugees and link it to a certain category. In total, 5 categories, or patterns of arguments, where defined and analyzed in this study: Xenophobia, humanitarian-conservative, welcoming culture, government failure and call for international action.The main findings were, that the media event itself didnt have any notable effect on the way refugees were characterized in the press. However, there was a clear shift towards a more restricted attitude when it comes to immigration in the inter-case observation: In the late summer 2015, the news were dominated by refugee and immigration friendly articles, which were represented by the category welcoming culture. Although the welcoming culture remained a dominant voice, there has been a significant shift to more humanitarian-conservative articles, which are in general also supporting humanitarian aid for refugees, but also show the threads and negative effects of immigration.Another major conclusion was, that the two newspapers didnt shift to xenophobic reporting, which demonstrates the quality of the two medias. The public dialogue, especially in social medias but also in politics, has taken a much stronger right turn than the analyzed newspapers.