Picking up the threads and expanding the dialogue on communicating COVID-19.

Monique Lewis, Kate Holland, Eliza Govender

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the problematic and complex landscape of communicating COVID-19 since the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread around the world in the early months of 2020. Picking up the threads of the first edited collection, Communicating COVID-19: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, the chapter foregrounds the breadth of communicative issues addressed in the book by over 60 scholars in the Global North and South . The authors introduce the book’s four parts, which address (1) radio, journalism and news media representations; (2) risk communication and community engagement; (3) vaccine communication and digital technologies; and (4) theoretical and philosophical concepts for understanding COVID-19 communication. Each of these parts contribute to the book’s central concerns of communicating the pandemic in the contexts of media, trust and public engagement, which are articulated and unravelled through the collective and diverse voices of multiple interdisciplinary contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunicating COVID-19
Subtitle of host publicationMedia, Trust, and Public Engagement
EditorsMonique Lewis, Eliza Govender, Kate Holland
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Cham
Chapter1
Pages3-27
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783031412370
ISBN (Print)9783031412363
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2024

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