Workshop Proceedings of the 14th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media

Workshop: Workshop on NEws and publiC Opinion (NECO) 2020

DOI: 10.36190/2020.42

Published: 2020-06-05
Taking the public in public broadcasting seriously: BBC and news sharing during the Covid-19 crisis
Laszlo Horvath, Susan Banducci, Katharine Tyler, Cathrine Degnen, Joshua Blamire, Dan Stevens, Travis Coan

We propose a text-as-data approach to linking large-scale media data with ethnographic fieldwork data to study people's media practices. Under current pandemic conditions, we find that the public turns to the BBC for information and that the act of news sharing may reflect a range of critical attitudes towards the source.