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Analyzing Spanish News Frames on Twitter during COVID-19—A Network Study of El País and El Mundo

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Department of Social Psychology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
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School of Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(15), 5414; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17155414
Received: 26 June 2020 / Revised: 23 July 2020 / Accepted: 24 July 2020 / Published: 28 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Communication and Public Health)
While COVID-19 is becoming one of the most severe public health crises in the twenty-first century, media coverage about this pandemic is getting more important than ever to make people informed. Drawing on data scraped from Twitter, this study aims to analyze and compare the news updates of two main Spanish newspapers El País and El Mundo during the pandemic. Throughout an automatic process of topic modeling and network analysis methods, this study identifies eight news frames for each newspaper’s Twitter account. Furthermore, the whole pandemic development process is split into three periods—the pre-crisis period, the lockdown period and the recovery period. The networks of the computed frames are visualized by these three segments. This paper contributes to the understanding of how Spanish news media cover public health crises on social media platforms. View Full-Text
Keywords: Twitter; news frame; network analysis; topic modeling; Spain Twitter; news frame; network analysis; topic modeling; Spain
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Yu, J.; Lu, Y.; Muñoz-Justicia, J. Analyzing Spanish News Frames on Twitter during COVID-19—A Network Study of El País and El Mundo. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 5414. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17155414

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Yu J, Lu Y, Muñoz-Justicia J. Analyzing Spanish News Frames on Twitter during COVID-19—A Network Study of El País and El Mundo. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(15):5414. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17155414

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Yu, Jingyuan, Yanqin Lu, and Juan Muñoz-Justicia. 2020. "Analyzing Spanish News Frames on Twitter during COVID-19—A Network Study of El País and El Mundo" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 15: 5414. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17155414

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