18,285 IAMCR, New Book: «COVID-19 in International Media: Global Pandemic Perspectives»

New Book (Apologies for cross-posting)

COVID-19 in International Media: Global Pandemic Perspectives

Edited by John C. Pollock and Douglas A. Vakoch

·        Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (August 13, 2021)

·        Language ‏ : ‎ English

·        Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 300 pages

·        ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1032020660

·        ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1032020662

·        Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.14 x 0.69 x 9.21 inches

Covid-19 in International Media: Global Pandemic Responses is one of the first books uniting an international team of scholars to investigate how media address critical social, political, and health issues connected to the 2020-21 COVID-19 outbreak.

The book evaluates unique civic challenges, responsibilities, and opportunities for media worldwide, exploring pandemic social norms that media promote or discourage, and how media serve as instruments of social control and resistance, or of cooperation and representation. These chapters raise significant questions about the roles mainstream or citizen journalists or netizens play or ought to play, enlightening audiences successfully about scientific information on COVID-19 in a pandemic that magnifies social inequality and unequal access to health care, challenging popular beliefs about health and disease prevention and the role of government while the entire world pays close attention.

This book will be of interest to students and faculty of communication studies and journalism, departments of public health, sociology, and social marketing. Here is a link to the book’s publisher:


Table of Contents


Perceptions of Pandemics: Communicating about COVID-19 in International Ecosystems

Kirk St.Amant


COVID-19 in Global Media: Questions and Challenges for Health Communication

John C. Pollock


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Media: Issues and Opportunities

Lisa M. DeTora, Michael J. Klein, and John C. Pollock

I. Cultural Differences in Communication and Identity

Chapter 1.

Coronavirus Response Asymmetries in the Global North and Global South: New Challenges and Recommendations

Phillip Santos

Chapter 2.

Between Declarations of War and Praying for Help: Analyzing Heads of State´s Speeches from a Cross-cultural Point of View

Eika Auschner, Julia Heitsch, and Zully Paola Martínez Torres

Chapter 3.

Unsettled Belongings and Deglobalization: Transnational Media Complicate Chinese Immigrants’ Struggle for Political Identity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Zhipeng Gao

Chapter 4.

Framing the Pandemic as a Conflict between China and Taiwan: Analysis of COVID-19 Discourse on Taiwanese Social Media

Ling-Yi Huang

Chapter 5.

Comparing Coronavirus Online Searching and Media Reporting in Nigeria: Alignment or Disconnect? A Big Data Analysis of Media Reportage of Coronavirus in Nigeria

Mutiu Iyanda Lasisi and Obasanjo Joseph Oyedele

II. Responses to Regulation: Media as Instruments of Social Control or Conflict/Resistance

Chapter 6.

Imagining Pandemic as a Failure: Writing, Memory and Forgetting under COVID-19 in China

Yawen Li and Marius Meinhof

Chapter 7.

Arrest of the Public Interest or Fight for Public Health in Serbia: Contrasting Roles of Professional and Citizen Journalists

Kristina Ćendić

Chapter 8.

«We don’t want to cause public panic»: Pandemic Communication of Indonesian Government in Responding to COVID-19

Dyah Pitaloka and Nelly Martin-Anatias

Chapter 9.

Pathological Borders: How the Coronavirus Pandemic Strengthened Depictions of the Cyprus Partition in the Media and Government

Daniele Nunziata

III. Responses to Regulation: Media as Instruments of Cooperation and Representation

Chapter 10.

Digital Media, Society, and COVID-19 in the UK and India: Challenges and Constructive Contributions

Indrani Lahiri, Debanjan Banerjee, K. S. Meena, Anish V. Cherian, and Maryam Alsulaimi

Chapter 11.

New Zealand’s Success in Tackling COVID-19: How Ardern’s Government Effectively Used Social Media and Consistent Messaging During the Global Pandemic

Nelly Martin-Anatias

Chapter 12.

Coronavirus Pandemic: A Historical Handshake between the Mainstream Media and Social Media in Response to COVID-19 in Vietnam

Hang Thi Thuy Dinh and Hien Thi Minh Nguyen

Chapter 13.

Bloggers against Panic: Russian-speaking Instagram Bloggers in China and Italy Reporting about COVID-2019

Anna Smoliarova, Tamara Gromova, and Ekaterina Sharkova

Chapter 14.

Re-imagined Communities in the Fight against the Invisible Enemy: Soccer and the National Question in Spain

Alberto del Campo Tejedor

Chapter 15.

US Nationwide COVID-19 Newspaper Coverage of State and Local Government Responses: Community Structure Theory and a «Vulnerability» Pattern

John C. Pollock, Miranda Crowley, Suchir Govindarajan, Abigail Lewis, Alexis Marta, Radhika Purandare, and James N. Sparano

Chapter 16.

Exploring the COVID-19 Social Media Infodemic: Health Communication Challenges and Opportunities

Carolyn A. Lin

IV. Risk, Space, and Cyberattacks

Chapter 17.

Manufacturing Fear: Infodemics and Scare Mongering on Coronavirus and Ebola Epidemics on Social Media Platforms in West Africa

Paul Obi and Floribert Patrick C. Endong

Chapter 18.

Space Matters in Anticipating the Catastrophe: Relational Riskscapes of COVID-19, Dominant Discourses, and the Example of Turkey

Şemsettin Tabur

Chapter 19.

Presenting Disasters in the Media—Ebola and COVID-19: Fear and the «Risk Society» in the Age of Pandemics

DeMond Shondell Miller and Nicola Davis Bivens

Chapter 20.

Abusing the COVID-19 Pan(dem)ic: A Perfect Storm for Online Scams

Kristjan Kikerpill and Andra Siibak


John C. Pollock (Ph.D., Stanford, M.I.P.A., Maxwell School-Syracuse, B.A., Swarthmore) is Professor, Departments of Communication Studies and Public Health, College of New Jersey. His teaching and research interests focus on health communication and community structure theory, a subset of media sociology, exploring the impact of society on media. Serving on the editorial boards of  Journal of Health Communication, Communication Theory, and Mass Communication and Society, he has published articles in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Human Rights, The New York Times, The Nation, and Industry Week. His authored or edited books include  Tilted Mirrors: Media Alignment with Political and Social Change—A Community Structure Approach (2007);  Media and Social Inequality: Innovations in Community Structure Research (2013); Journalism and Human Rights: How Demographics Drive Media Coverage (2015); and (with Mort Winston) Making Human Rights News: Balancing Participation and Professionalism (2017). He has received grants from the Social Science Research Council, National Cancer Institute, United Nations Foundation, and Senior Fulbright Scholar program (Argentina, 2010).

Douglas A. Vakoch , Ph.D., is President of METI, a research organization dedicated to Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence and sustaining civilization on multigenerational timescales. As Director of Green Psychotherapy, PC, he helps alleviate environmental distress through ecotherapy. He is a frequent commentator on television programs that explore astrobiology—the hunt for life in the cosmos. His expertise includes space exploration, the societal impact of science, and environmental threats to humanity’s long-term survival. Dr. Vakoch has published over 20 books covering the search for life beyond the Earth, the psychology of space exploration, COVID-19, environmental health, and ecofeminism. He has been featured in such publications as  The New York Times ,  The Economist ,  Nature , and  Science , and he has been interviewed on radio and television shows on the BBC, NPR, ABC, the Science Channel, the Discovery Channel, and many others, with recent appearances on PBS’s NOVA Wonders and the Netfl ix documentary series  Alien Worlds . Dr. Vakoch is Editor-in-Chief of the book series  Space and Society , as well as general editor of  Ecocritical Theory and Practice .


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