Viral science? How covid-19 brought science into the limelight.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased both journalists’ use of science in their reporting and the public’s interest in science-related news. This is what stands out of a computational analysis of articles and Facebook posts of French-language media in Canada. The representation of science by the media has also changed during the pandemic: science’s role as a guide to governments has come into the limelight.
Claveau, F., Roy, J.-H. et Santerre, O. (2020). Viral science? How covid-19 brought science into the limelight. SSRN Electronic Journal. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3747158