Project

(De)constructing health news: a transdisciplinary investigation into news media coverage of elderly-related issues.

Duration
01 January 2014 → 31 March 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Linguistics
  • Social sciences
    • Communication sciences
    • Journalism and professional writing
    • Media studies
    • Other media and communications
Keywords
elderly transdisciplinarity news production health issues
 
Project description

Drawing on a transdisciplinary partnership between communication sciences, sociolinguistics, medical science and sociology, this project investigates the impact of the changing mediascape on the news coverage of health issues with a focus on elderly-related issues. Applying a holistic approach, we look at different stakeholders: the pharmaceutical industry, policy-making bodies, news media, special-interest groups and the general public.