Browsing the "Epidemic" Tag

Toxic Information And The Fight Against Ebola

December 10th, 2014 | by EJC

In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, media campaigns about Ebola, scripted by health ministries and international organizations, have been broadcast across FM networks and on the few local television stations. Designed to contribute to public education, the messages have, in some cases, produced the opposite effect


Framing The Ebola Epidemic

October 16th, 2014 | by EJC

Why do news outlets typically choose to emphasize the sensational worst-case scenario? Owen Schaefer examines the construction of headlines reporting on the Ebola epidemic.


Featured Tool: HealthMap

March 21st, 2013 | by EJC

In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article centres on 'HealthMap' by Boston’s Children’s Hospital



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