Specialty matters. Analysis of health journalists' coverage about vaccines

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dc.contributor.author Catalán Matamoros, Daniel Jesús
dc.contributor.author Peñafiel Saiz, Carmen
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-25T10:12:59Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-25T10:12:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Profesional de la Información. V. 28, n. 2 (2019)
dc.identifier.issn 1386-6710
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/32225
dc.description.abstract This study examines specific professional patterns among health journalists, and assesses whether these differ from those among generalists in the case of vaccines. 131 articles were analysed from national newspapers in Spain, of which 52% (n=68) were written by specialised health journalists. Content analysis was undertaken to examine the differences in terms of journalistic genre, frames, tone, sources and length of the article. Results revealed key journalistic patterns and confirmed that health journalists perform significantly differently than other authors in terms of journalistic genre, tone, sources and length of the article. Health journalists wrote more features and less opinion articles, from a more neutral perspective, using a wider number of scientific sources, especially those from professional associations and scientific journals. These findings provide insights into the process of health journalism, and identify potential aspects to further develop the profession for the broad dissemination of health news to the public.
dc.format.extent 10
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher EPI El Profesional de la Información
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Content analysis
dc.subject.other Health journalism
dc.subject.other Health journalists
dc.subject.other Health news journalists
dc.subject.other Media
dc.subject.other Newspapers
dc.subject.other Public Health
dc.subject.other Science
dc.subject.other Sources
dc.subject.other Specialty
dc.subject.other Vaccines
dc.title Specialty matters. Analysis of health journalists' coverage about vaccines
dc.type article
dc.relation.publisherversion http://www.elprofesionaldelainformacion.com
dc.subject.eciencia Ciencias de la Información
dc.identifier.doi 10.3145/epi.2019.mar.01
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Profesional de la Informacion
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 28
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000025371
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