Numbers and journalism during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Cláudia Silvestre
This project aims to understand how the pandemic was covered by the media, namely how numerical information served as the basis for the news and its contextualization. We analyzed the news related to the pandemic of three printed newspapers: Público, Diário de Notícias and Expresso. There were some differences between newspapers and that the vast majority of news has a neutral tone. Although the number has an unquestionable media power, numerical information has rarely been used on the
more » ... s covers or in headlines. On the other hand, when it is used it is usually associated with news that conveys negative or positive feelings.
doi:10.34629/cpublica.245 fatcat:wxhmekss6zeqtfktdxwlfcpm7y