Consumo informativo y cobertura mediática durante el confinamiento por el COVID-19: Sobreinformación, sesgo ideológico y sensacionalismo

Translated title of the contribution: News consumption and media coverage during the confinement by COVID-19: Information overload, ideological bias and sensationalism

Pere Masip Masip, Sue Aran-Ramspott, Carlos Ruiz-Caballero, Jaume Suau, Ester Almenar, David Puertas-Graell

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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has confined millions of citizens in their homes. The situation of isolation has many consequences at multiple levels: social, psychological, economic, educational…, and also communicative. Based on a survey to 1,122 people during the most severe confinement phase, this article aims to analyze how information consumption has been modified during this period of time, and how citizens assess media coverage of Covid-19. The results show citizenship get more news and more frequently than before the health crisis. All in all, citizens maintain a critical attitude towards media coverage of the outbreak, which is, according to the results, conditioned by the media ideology, and reported in a sensationalist way, generating unnecessary social alarm.

Translated title of the contributionNews consumption and media coverage during the confinement by COVID-19: Information overload, ideological bias and sensationalism
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere290312
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalProfesional de la Informacion
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2020

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