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Panic during Covid-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Media Coverage in India

Author(s) Musheera, Ehtesham Ahmad Khan
Country India
Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic came as a nightmare across the Globe. In time of crisis, people rely on Mass Media for information and updates on the present situation. News related to death rates and the shortage of proper medical infrastructure caused panic and anxiety. The infodemic created mental health concerns. The role of television became crucial as a source of information leaving behind the newspapers and magazines, which people refrained because of contactless preference of information. The BARC India report confirmed that a substantial jump in television viewership was seen during the Pandemic and the average time spent per day per viewer increased. After the onset of the coronavirus, India underwent a strict lockdown, which led people to be confined to their houses and television screens. This is a review-based paper to explore the Media coverage and the panic caused by the news coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Different news articles, journals, and studies related to Media coverage affecting people during COVID-19 were reviewed. The research is descriptive in nature and the data is secondary. In this study, prior research is combined to obtain a full overview of the research conducted in this area.
Keywords Mental Health, Covid-19 Pandemic, Television Coverage
Published In Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024
Published On 2024-02-07
Cite This Panic during Covid-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Media Coverage in India - Musheera, Ehtesham Ahmad Khan - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i01.12958
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