The Media and Covid-19.Communication and Information Challenges

Keywords: Covid-19, media, information, trust

Abstract

The present study is based on the results of a sociological survey conducted by the method of "individual direct online survey," among 609 respondents from all over the country, during the period 29 of April till 3 of May 2020, with scientific supervisor Prof. Dobrinka Peicheva, Ph.D., Dr. Habill, and members of the scientific -research team - Prof. Valentina Milenkova, Assoc. Prof. Mario Marinov, Chief Assistant Ph.D. Dilyana Keranova, Ph.D. Violeta Nikolova. The study analyzes and interprets the results obtained, validating the trust in the media, through the reliability and comprehensiveness of the information they disseminate about the global pandemic, on the one hand, and the relationship between the assessment of the government's crisis and the level of fear of infection to another.

References

Davison, W. (1983). The third-person effect in communication. Public Opinion Quarterly, 47(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1086/268763
Keranova, D. (2019). Horizonti na mediynata ekologia. Predstavite za mediynia rebus [Horizons of the media ecology. The reflections on the media rebus]. Postmodernism Problems, 9(1), 227-247. https://pmpjournal.org/index.php/pmp/article/view/176/168
Klapper, J. (1949). The effects of mass media. Columbia University.
Lewin, K. (1935). A dynamic theory of personality. McGraw-Hill.
Lewin, K. (1936). Principles of topological psychology. McGraw-Hill.
Lewin, K. (1947). Group decision and social change. In T. Newcomb and E. Hartley (Eds.), Readings in Social Psychology, (pp.197-211). Holt Rinehart & Winston.
McCombs, M., Shaw, D. (1972).The agenda-setting function of mass media. The public Opinion Quarterly, 36(2), 176-187. https://doi.org/10.1086/267990
Peicheva, D. (2011). Medializiranata realnost [Mediatized reality]. Universitetsko izdatelstvo „Neofit Rilski” .
Peicheva, D. (2013). Masmediynoto vazdeystvie [Massmedia effects]. Universitetsko izdatelstvo „Neofit Rilski” .
Waples, D., Barelson, B. (1941). Public Communications and public opinions. The University of Chicago.
Published
2020-08-28
How to Cite
Nikolova, V. (2020). The Media and Covid-19.Communication and Information Challenges. Postmodernism Problems, 10(2), 202-218. https://doi.org/10.46324/PMP2002202