Communicating COVID-19

Communicating COVID-19: Media, Trust, and Public Engagement

Edited by Monique Lewis, Eliza Govender, and Kate Holland

This edited collection, "Communicating COVID-19: Media, Trust, and Public Engagement" follows on from 'Communicating COVID-19: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' (2021) and brings together different scholars from around the world to explore and critique the ongoing advances of communicating COVID. 

Pandemic life has become familiar to us, with all its disruptions and uncertainties. In the second year of COVID, many societies emerged well attuned to new waves of infections, while others, having initially demonstrated 'gold standard' responses, regressed, either through a premature end to public health restrictions or challenges around vaccine rollouts. In many countries, bitter social divisions have arisen over mask-wearing, lockdowns, quarantine and vaccination.

To better understand the ever-evolving communicative landscape of COVID-19, this collection shares updated perspectives from the disciplines of media and communication, journalism, public health and primary care, sociology, and political and behavioural science, addressing the major issues that have confronted communicators, including vaccine hesitancy, misinformation, and the mobilisation of community-driven communication responses as restrictions eased in various parts of the world.

This book can be obtained in Hardcover and eBook (PDF and EPUB) versions.

Monique Lewis is a communications scholar, sociologist, and lecturer in media and communication at Griffith University, Australia and Vice chair of IAMCR's Health Communication Working Group.

Eliza Govender is Associate Professor and Head of Department of the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS), University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and co-Chair of IAMCR's Health Communication Working Group. 

Kate Holland is Senior Research Fellow in the News & Media Research Centre at the University of Canberra, Australia and a member of IAMCR.

The above text is from the publisher’s description of the book:

Title: Communicating COVID-19 : Media, Trust, and Public Engagement
Editors: Monique Lewis, Eliza Govender and Kate Holland
Published: 2024
Pages: 501
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

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