This project applies a novel methodology that combines topic models and network analysis for assessing and comparing the mediatisation of pandemic crises: the 2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic and the 2020 SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic. We will collect data from a range of news media to map out and explain the semantic structures of the mass media responses to the two pandemic events; and systematically compare them.
KTU Science and Innovation Fund
Period of project implementation: 2020-04-14 - 2020-12-31
Project coordinator: Kaunas University of Technology