This research line focuses on the final news content by monitoring how a wide range of Flemish news media cover health-related information.
Large-scale quantitative content analysis provides a fine-grained analysis of the media messages and representation of health risks and their societal implications.
A second focus lies with in-depth exploration of discursive clusters on health news by means of frame analysis as well as discourse analysis.
PRESENTATION | (De)constructing health news: a transdisciplinary investigation into news media coverage of elderly-related health issues (download)
PRESENTATION | A quantitative content analysis of Belgian media: medicalization versus self-responsibility (download)
Vijftigplussers in doolhof van gezondheidsinformatie (download)
ABSTRACT | Are hyperlinking practices in online health news healthy? A Belgian case study (download)
PRESENTATION | Are hyperlinking practices in online health news healthy? A Belgian case study (download)
Gezondheidsinfo in de media: betrouwbaar of vooral beïnvloeding? (download)
ABSTRACT | Medicalization versus own responsibility – a quantitative content analysis of health news (download)
PRESENTATION | Search Engine Health News: Finding the News and Mapping the Links (download)
ABSTRACT | How features of hypertextuality and interactivity shape the relation between health journalists and their audiences (download)
JOURNAL ARTICLE | Tracing the sources: A comparative content analysis of Belgian health news (download)
ABSTRACT | A multi-method evaluation of frictions between the normative ideal of transparency and journalistic praxis in health news (download)
ABSTRACT | Looks Can Be Deceiving: Ordinary Citizens as Sources in Health News (download)
Fake news is geen journalistiek probleem, al levert het journalisten wel problemen op (download)