Researching the current COVID19 crisis can contribute to understanding how information about the emergency is flowing through diverse social groups and help to improve communication for future crisis scenarios.
In the global media systems, with a multiplicity of channels and transmitters, overload of information and proliferation of fake news, an agile and efficient management of communication is indispensable to gain the cooperation of citizens to manage the crisis. Nevertheless, the existence of singular audiences that have informative relations only to certain groups and are informed only through the so-called eco cameras are increasing. Groups are able to transfer inaccurate or untrue information to other audiences, jeopardizing the development of coordinated actions.
- GO: The mission of this network is to monitor the communication management of the COVID 19 crisis in diverse countries and from diverse perspectives and methodologies.
- SO1: To monitor the main channels of information used by the general population regarding COVID 19
- SO2: To understand the trust of the general population from diverse information sources regarding COVID 19
- SO3: To evaluate the effectiveness of governmental communication by the general population
- SO4: To cluster the knowledge about COVID 19 by general population
In a first phase at the EUPRERA Com-Covid project a survey was launched to monitor channels of information, sources, levels of trust and information comprehension by the general public in three countries (Spain, Italy, UK). A second survey will be launched in October 2021 in a new set of countries like Finland, Portogal, Turkey, Croatia, US, Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria, Romania, Georgia, China.
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Can EUPRERA members still join the network?
Accredited experienced researchers can still join the network for nation by nation comparative research. Consortiums working in the topic can join the network. Please apply before October 1st, 2020.
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