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Dates and Times

11 June 2021
13:30 - 14:30

Location

Address: Zoom

Organiser

News & Media Research Centre

Speakers

David Nolan, Kieran McGuinness, Kerry McCallum & Conal Hanna

N&MRC Report Launch: Covering COVID-19: How Australian media reported the coronavirus pandemic in 2020

The News and Media Research Centre will be launching the Covering COVID-19: How Australian media reported the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 by David Nolan, Kieran McGuinness, Kerry McCallum and Conal Hanna.

 

Date: Friday 11 June 2021

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Location: Zoom

 

Presenters

Dr David Nolan, Dr Kieran McGuinness, Professor Kerry McCallum and Mr Conal Hanna.

 

Title

Covering COVID-19: How Australian media reported the coronavirus pandemic in 2020

 

Summary

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 not only presented a major health, social and economic crisis, but also represented a news event that dominated media coverage on an unprecedented scale.  This launch presents the findings of ‘Covering COVID: How Australian media reported the coronavirus pandemic in 2020’, a report that provides a comprehensive overview of the nature of Australian news coverage in 2020 through a large-scale content analysis of over 9 million news items and around 2.5 million unique items (excluding syndications) published across print, broadcast and online media.  Findings provide a broad picture of how Australian news organisations reported the COVID-19 story, as well as presenting a picture of how COVID-19 coverage developed and changed over the course of the year.

 

Schedule

13:30-14:00: Launch of the Covering COVID-19: How Australian media reported the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 report.

14:00-14:30: Discussions & Q&A

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