The Hidden Vices of Communicating Disease (Spanish)

A talk by Manuel Lino González
Entrepreneur and Editor, Los Intangibles

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In its manual Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication (CERC), the CDC proposes the government should have a single voice communicating the science behind the emergency. Besides accessibility, clarity and telling the knows and don't knows, the CERC emphasizes the need for the Voice not to be that of a politician, in order, on the one hand, not to detract from the credibility of the messages, and, on the other, to prevent the emergency from being used to pursue political interests or even from being perceived in this way. In the American continent, there are many cases of political leaders who are dealing with the communication of the science of the COVID-19 emergency or of health officials who have politicized their messages to please the politicians. Given this situation, what should be the role of science journalism? Openly criticize? Merely state the facts? Become political? In the talk, based on the principles of journalism (mainly as stated by Kovach & Rosenstiel) and together with the attendees, we'll come up with answers to these questions.

Manuel Lino González

Entrepreneur and Editor at Los Intangibles

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