Coronavirus: how media coverage of epidemics often stokes fear and panic

Author: Karin Wahl-JorgensenProfessor and Director of Research Development and Environment, School of Journalism, Cardiff University katherinekycheng via Shutterstock Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University New contagious diseases are scary. They frighten us because they are unknown and unpredictable. The ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus has received extensive media attention, coverage that can tell us a lot […] »