The Coronavirus pandemic - telling the story - An international 'hackademic' conference on the internet

Presenter: Multiple speakers: Co-ordinated by Ethical Space and the European Journalism Observatory
  • Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020 to Thursday, 28 May 2020
  • Time: 10:00PM to 12:15AM
  • Location: Online: Watch it live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2F1YOmcq2jU , Thursday May 28, 11.00 BST
  • Ticket: Free

N.B. This conference begins Thursday May 28 11.00 BST 

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WATCH IT ON YOU TUBE 

https://youtu.be/2F1YOmcq2jU

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the best and the worst in those telling the story. On the one hand, disinformation, spin and appeals to prejudice. On the other, public interest communication that has offered togetherness and care for others. This conference takes stock of journalism and public health communication, at both national and global levels, including the ways that social media platforms, news media and official information providers responded. Key issues include the turn to authority, the quality of risk communication, global flows of information, conspiracy theories and corona-racism.

Presentation running order

WHOWHAT
John Mair (Oxford, UK) How the event will work
Dorothy Byrne (Former Head NCA,C4, (UK)) Ethical journalism wins out - Public turning to trusted journalism
  CHINA
Zhan Zhang (China /Switzerland)  From domestic epidemic to world pandemic: News coverage about COVID-19 in China
QUESTIONS FROM AUDIENCE   
  SPAIN
Héctor Fouce (UCM Madrid)  CV and the Ultra-right: The Information battle
Christina Lopez Garcia (UCM Madrid)  Infodemic in the Corona Crisis: Disinformation attacks in Spain
QUESTIONS FROM AUDIENCE   
  SCIENCE AND PSEUDO SCIENCE
Brian Winston (Lincoln, UK)  'Follow the science': Why is journalism bad at actually understanding the science well enough to effectively call the politicians out
Philip Di Salvo (USI Switzerland)  Issues in data journalism covering the COVID-19 pandemic: the Italian case
Alex Connock (SBS Oxford, UK)  How the 5G/CV myth spread through social media in the UK 
QUESTIONS FROM AUDIENCE    
  AUSTRALIA 
Matthew Ricketson (Deakin Uni, Australia)  How Australia's public broadcaster is reporting COVID-19 amid budget cuts and a fresh outbreak of the culture wars
Franzisca Weder (Uni of Queensland, Australia)   Australia: Coronavirus and the media
Barry Turner (Lincoln, UK) & Jasmine McDonald (RMIT, Melbourne)  Journalists in disasters and the psychological stresses they face 
Richard Lance Keeble  Thank you to all

 

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