Emerging Infectious Disease Content in Newspaper Editorials: Public Health Concern or Leadership Issue?

TitleEmerging Infectious Disease Content in Newspaper Editorials: Public Health Concern or Leadership Issue?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsYou, M, Joo, J, Park, E, Noh, G-Y, Ju, Y
JournalScience Communication
Date Published2017
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15528545
Keywordsaffective , COMMUNICABLE , crisis , Editorial , efficacy , Infectious , KOREAN , MERS , Middle , NEWSPAPER , PUBLIC , subject
AbstractWe conducted a content analysis of newspaper editorials on the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak in Korea. Subject matter, social and personal efficacy information, and affective tone were evaluated using a mixed-methods approach. An analysis of 241 publications with the acronym “MERS” revealed that public health was the most salient, followed by leadership/governance, coping, medical system, and economic consequences. Societal efficacy information was more frequent than personal efficacy information, and a negative tone was predominant. However, leadership became the most frequent in the later stages. Personal efficacy information decreased over time and across content with a negative tone. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Science Communication is the property of Sage Publications Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesYou, Myoungsoon 1 Joo, Jungmin 1 Park, Esuri 1 Noh, Ghee-Young 2 Ju, Youngkee 2; Email Address: youngj@hallym.ac.kr; Affiliation: 1: Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea 2: Hallym University, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea; Source Info: Jun2017, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p313; Subject Term: PUBLIC health in the press; Subject Term: EDITORIAL writing; Subject Term: MIDDLE East respiratory syndrome; Subject Term: KOREAN newspapers; Subject Term: COMMUNICABLE diseases; Subject Term: MERS coronavirus; Author-Supplied Keyword: affective tone; Author-Supplied Keyword: crisis stage; Author-Supplied Keyword: efficacy action; Author-Supplied Keyword: infectious disease; Author-Supplied Keyword: newspaper editorials; Author-Supplied Keyword: subject matter; Number of Pages: 25p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 8754