Analysis of Pandemic Reporting Framework of Mainstream New Media Based on the Reports of Typical Mainstream Media Wechat Official Account

Lin Lyu, Lily Suriani Binti Mohd Arif, Ruzanna Binti Shahrin


Purpose: The report of "PANDEMIC" was put forward to seek more sympathetic ways of transmission and expand the focus of infected people and epidemic areas regarding district and elderly reporting topics.

Methodology: This study uses software to capture 2515 news reports about pandemic from five mainstream media WeChat official account such as People's Daily as research samples, and uses the media framework theory to analyze the news selection framework and news construction framework of mainstream media's reports on pandemic.

Findings: The People's Daily focuses on popular science topics with high user participation; "People's Network" focuses on the government's anti-epidemic trend and strengthens news commentary; Xinhuanet reports focus on the information of the epidemic fighting front line; "CCTV News" focuses on highlighting the voice of experts and the release of authoritative information; Hubei Daily highlighted the news reports on the epidemic resistance of the local government.

Originality: The deficiencies of the media in the reporting of the "PANDEMIC" are expected to provide a theoretical reference for the media reporting of future public emergencies.

Research limitations: The evaluation of the traditional media, not using more specialized indicators of the mass media, and the other is the evaluation of the new media, not tracking more retweet reading.

Social implications: The sudden PANDEMIC is a big review of the mainstream news media. the mainstream news media provide strong public opinion support for the ultimate victory in the fight against pandemic.

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