Who guides vaccination in the Portuguese Press? An analysis of information sources

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dc.contributor.author Langbecker, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Catalán Matamoros, Daniel Jesús
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-08T08:44:56Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-08T08:44:56Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021, 18(4), 2189
dc.identifier.issn 1661-7827
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/32304
dc.description.abstract Sources of information are a key part of the news process as it guides certain topics, influencing the media agenda. The goal of this study is to examine the most frequent voices on vaccines in the Portuguese press. A total of 300 news items were analysed via content analysis using as sources two newspapers from 2012 to 2017. Of all the articles, 97.7% included a source (n = 670). The most frequent were "governmental organisations", "professional associations" and the "media". Less frequent sources were "university scientists", "governmental scientific bodies", "consumer groups", "doctors", "scientific companies", "NGOs" and "scientific journals". Most articles used only non-scientific sources (n = 156). A total of 94 articles used both categories and 43 used exclusively scientific sources. Our findings support the assertion that media can be an instrument to disseminate information on vaccines. Nevertheless, despite being present in most articles, the number of sources per article was low, therefore not presenting a diversity of opinions and there was a lack of scientific voices, thus suggesting lower quality of the information being offered to the audience
dc.format.extent 10
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
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 Media
dc.subject.other Newspaper
dc.subject.other Public Health
dc.subject.other Sources
dc.subject.other Journalism
dc.subject.other Vaccine
dc.title Who guides vaccination in the Portuguese Press? An analysis of information sources
dc.type article
dc.relation.publisherversion https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/4/2189
dc.subject.eciencia Ciencias de la Información
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042189
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 2189
dc.identifier.publicationissue 4
dc.identifier.publicationtitle International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 18
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000027377
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Comunicación
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