Save the Date! It’s that time of the year again – when the nights are long and cold, in this part of the world at least – and we stay up late on the winter solstice, sharing a #CroakeyREAD Twitter festival.
Please join us from 4pm AEST on Monday, 21 June, as we take a global look at pandemic communications. Follow #CommunicatingCOVID to join the conversations before, during and after the event.
The Twitter festival will feature authors of new book, Communicating COVID-19: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by academics in South Africa and Australia, and to be published in coming months by Palgrave Macmillan.
Two of the editors, Dr Monique Lewis from Griffith University and Dr Kate Holland from the University of Canberra, are organising the Twitter festival.
Like the book itself, the festival offers an opportunity to reflect on what we’ve learnt – locally, nationally and globally – about communications in the pandemic, and how this can help inform and improve future efforts.
A detailed program will be published closer to the time; in the meantime, below are some of the guest tweeps we are looking forward to hearing from.
4.00pm Welcome / About Communicating COVID-19. Why, who, how?
Megan Williams (University of Sydney) – The pandemic and public interest journalism – crisis, survival and rebirth?
Kate Holland (University of Canberra) and Monique Lewis (Griffith University) – What were the most frequent topics, sources and imagined audiences in COVID news reports in Australia?
Edward Hurcombe (QUT) – Coronavirus conspiracy theories
Mark Davis (Monash University) – Pandemic narratives
Mohan Dutta (Massey University, NZ) – Communication inequality, structural inequality, and COVID-19
John Flood (Griffith University) – Monitoring the R-citizen in the time of COVID
Eliza Govender (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) – COVID public health communication in South Africa
Sarah Gibson (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) – South Africa laughs in the face of coronavirus
Ruth Armstrong (Croakey Health Media) – The pandemic and public interest journalism – crisis, survival and rebirth?
Maria Kyrikiadou and Cushion team (Cardiff University, Wales) – Reporting from the front line: the role of health workers in television news reports.
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