Science Journalism and Pandemic Uncertainty

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Commentary | Open Access

Science Journalism and Pandemic Uncertainty


  • Sharon Dunwoody School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA


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Abstract:  Novel risks generate copious amounts of uncertainty, which in turn can confuse and mislead publics. This commentary explores those issues through the lens of information seeking and processing, with a focus on social media and the potential effectiveness of science journalism.

Keywords:  Covid-19; information processing; information seeking; science journalism; social media

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v8i2.3224


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