What has been the role of the media, including social media and local news, on our public debate, attitudes and behaviour during the coronavirus pandemic?
Trends point in different directions. Science advisors have gained high public profiles, with frequent media appearances that emphasise that government policy is ‘science-led’. At the same time, the pandemic has coincided with a climate of populism, ‘post-truth’ and ‘fake news’, made easier by social media and other digital platforms that can spread misinformation, uncertainty and fear.
The webinar “Digital media in crisis situations: rethinking their role and function” is organized by the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub. Time: March 1th, 15.30-16.30 CET. Registration here: