Are the media reporting too one-sidedly in the pandemic?

BerlinThe media have been criticized for their corona reporting time and again since the beginning of the pandemic. The allegations: You engage in scare tactics, report uncritically, close to the government, one-sided. Scientists from the Universities of Mainz and Munich have now reviewed the criticism in a study and analyzed around 5,100 news articles on Corona topics that appeared in eleven German news media between January 2020 and April 2021. Seven online news offers from national media such as the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Spiegel, t-online and Bild were examined. The researchers also analyzed the television news from ARD, ZDF, RTL and the “ARD Extra” programs on the pandemic.

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