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Covid-19 and the Media

Ananyev, Maxim; Poyker, Michael; Tian, Yuan


Maxim Ananyev

Yuan Tian


Klaus F. Zimmermann


This chapter describes the growing literature on the effects of media on Covid-19-related outcomes. First, it discusses the papers related to traditional media. In particular, it discusses the literature that studies the effect of public messages, misinformation, and slanted media on health behaviors and health outcomes. Second, it discusses papers that highlight the role of social media content and social media users’ networks in the spread of information, formation of social norms, and transmission of diseases. It concludes with a discussion of how the pandemic, in turn, shapes the media.


Ananyev, M., Poyker, M., & Tian, Y. (2022). Covid-19 and the Media. In K. F. Zimmermann (Ed.), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer International Publishing.

Acceptance Date Feb 10, 2022
Online Publication Date Apr 2, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Feb 14, 2023
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Book Title Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics
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