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Introducing our next DigiDoc Seminar, "Dynamics of media attention dedicated to Covid-19 during the first State of Alarm in Spain"
Ignacio Guerrero, PhD Reserch Fellow at the Digidoc Research Group, will present this seminar around his doctoral thesis research, days before becoming Visiting Researcher at the Université libre de Bruxelles.
- Day: Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
- Time: 12.30.
- Classroom: 52,105, Poblenou Campus, Pompeu Fabra University.
12:30: Welcome to attendees
12:35: Dynamics of media attention dedicated to Covid-19 during the first State of Alarm in Spain.
Presentation by Ignacio Guerrero, predoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication of the Pompeu Fabra University and member of the DigiDoc research group.
13:00: Open time for questions and debate.
- Registration at this link.
- Attendees can request a certificate of attendance at [email protected]
During the first semester of 2020, a State of Alarm was declared in Spain due to the Covid-19 pandemics. During this period, the Spanish newspapers with the greatest reach (DNR, 2019) published more than 106,000 news related to the coronavirus, in which they addressed hundreds of topics related to the coronavirus. The objective of this research is to propose a methodology focused on: 1) semiautomatically identifying and categorizing these topics, and 2) analyzing the frequency with which journalistic coverage was carried out of them, in the online and printed versions of these newspapers. The results achieved allow the identification of 500 different themes, grouped into 20 categories that describe the coverage of the coronavirus. In this way, they have identified and quantified dynamics of media attention around various events subordinated to the pandemic, which notably affected the following areas: economy, security, work, and entertainment, among others.