A Topic-Network Approach to the Mass Media Representation of Pandemic Threats (TOPNET)

Project no.: PP59/2016

Project description:

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.

Project funding:

KTU Research and Innovation Fund

Period of project implementation: 2020-04-14 - 2020-12-31

Head:
Florian Caspar Rabitz

Duration:
2020 - 2020

Department:
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Institute of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities