On the Overlap of Systemic Events : Covid-19, Climate, and Journalism

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Kunelius , R 2020 , ' On the Overlap of Systemic Events : Covid-19, Climate, and Journalism ' , Social Media + Society , vol. 6 , no. 3 , 2056305120948197 . https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305120948197

Title: On the Overlap of Systemic Events : Covid-19, Climate, and Journalism
Author: Kunelius, Risto
Contributor organization: Media and Communication Studies
Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
Date: 2020-07-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 4
Belongs to series: Social Media + Society
ISSN: 2056-3051
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305120948197
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/319920
Abstract: Covid-19 represents a systemic event?a state of emergency?that disrupts the routines of societies from the level of individuals to institutions, nations, and global interaction. Revealing the vulnerability of the intensively interconnected world suggests a juxtaposition with another systemic crisis: the climate emergency. Drawing on some key literature on the different aspects of ?events??as heightened political semiosis (Wagner-Pacifi), as (possible) transformation of social and symbolic structures (Sewell), and as moments where new horizons are opened (Arendt)?this essay suggests three intersecting themes where reactions to Covid-19 help to sharpen the crucial questions of future journalism: the role of ?knowledge? and expertise, the power of national framing, and the challenge of covering the new imperatives and possibilities of everyday life.
Subject: 518 Media and communications
Covid-19
climate change
expertise
events
journalism
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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