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Journalism and knowledge: the divergence of the covid-19 data published through the national press and SESAP-RN

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  • Angelo Roncalli Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5311-697X
  • Juciano Lacerda Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.1141

Keywords:

Journalism, Public agenda, Case study, Pandemic, Covid-19

Abstract

This article aims to analyze the controversy caused by the divergence between the data published by the media consortium (G1, O Globo, Extra, Estadão, Folha and UOL) and by the Rio Grande do Norte State Health Secretariat in relation to the cases and deaths of covid-19. The case study is based on the approach of journalism as an event and form of knowledge, in its action on the public agenda as a central actor in a mediatized society. The results demonstrate that the way the consortium has analyzed the covid-19 data is wrong, which has important implications on the way the pandemic is being faced in Brazil.

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Posted

08/31/2020 — Updated on 09/08/2020

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Roncalli, A., & Lacerda, J. (2020). Journalism and knowledge: the divergence of the covid-19 data published through the national press and SESAP-RN. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.1141 (Original work published 2020)

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