Ebola in the Public Sphere.

TitleEbola in the Public Sphere.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMondragon, NIdoiaga, de Montes, LGil, Valencia, J
JournalScience Communication
Pagination101 - 124
Date Published2017/02//
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15528545
KeywordsCOMMUNICATION , Ebola , Mass , SOCIAL , Twitter
AbstractThis study examines how Ebola is transformed from purely scientific knowledge to public’s thinking through media communication, using Spain as a case study. To do so, this research carried out a lexical analysis in both classic media communication and social network communication (Twitter). The results showed that traditional news used a reified discourse pattern prescribing the discourse of scientists and authorities. Tweets, in contrast, adhered to a consensual pattern of discourse, characterized by heterogeneity of representation and intensive symbolic ideas. The implications of this familiarization of knowledge about science via media communication and the effect of social networks on how we should face future epidemics are considered.
NotesAccession Number: 121560057; Mondragon, Nahia Idoiaga 1; Email Address: nahia.idoiaga@gmail.com Gil de Montes, Lorena 1 Valencia, Jose 1; Affiliation: 1: The University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, San Sebastian, Spain; Source Info: Feb2017, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p101; Author-Supplied Keyword: communication; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ebola; Author-Supplied Keyword: mass media; Author-Supplied Keyword: social representations; Author-Supplied Keyword: Twitter; Number of Pages: 24p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 8566
Short TitleScience Communication