Edited by John C. Pollock and Douglas A. Vakoch
Covid-19 in International Media: Global Pandemic Responses is one of the first books uniting an international team of scholars to investigate how media address critical social, political, and health issues connected to the 2020-21 COVID-19 outbreak.
The book evaluates unique civic challenges, responsibilities, and opportunities for media worldwide, exploring pandemic social norms that media promote or discourage, and how media serve as instruments of social control and resistance, or of cooperation and representation. These chapters raise significant questions about the roles mainstream or citizen journalists or netizens play or ought to play, enlightening audiences successfully about scientific information on COVID-19 in a pandemic that magnifies social inequality and unequal access to health care, challenging popular beliefs about health and disease prevention and the role of government while the entire world pays close attention.
This book will be of interest to students and faculty of communication studies and journalism, departments of public health, sociology, and social marketing.
John C. Pollock is Professor of Health and Human Rights Communication at the Departments of Communication Studies and Public Health, The College of New Jersey, and member of IAMCR.
Douglas A. Vakoch is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Clinical Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies.
The above text is from the publisher’s description of the book:
Title: Covid-19 in International Media: Global Pandemic Responses
Editors: John Pollock and Douglas Vakoch