Viral Science? How COVID-19 Brought Science into the Limelight
24 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2020
Date Written: December 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased both journalists’ use of science in their reporting and the public’s interest in science-related news. This is what stands out of a computational analysis of articles and Facebook posts of French-language media in Canada. The representation of science by the media has also changed during the pandemic: science’s role as a guide to governments has come into the limelight.
Keywords: media studies, science studies, natural language processing, COVID-19, social media, Facebook, content analysis
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