If a picture is not worth a thousand words. Digital infographics use during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis

Author/s Laura Solito, Letizia Materassi
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/61 Language English
Pages 19 P. 52-70 File size 535 KB
DOI 10.3280/SC2021-061005
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This work aims to investigate the role played by public sector visual communi-cation within the specific context of an emergency. The analysis of the in-fographics divulged during the pandemic will focus on the meanings, themes, lin-guistic registers and narrative methods that have characterized the infor-mation divulged by the Ministry of Health and by Italian Regional Governments through institutional websites and social media accounts. The emergence of new idioms and language in the e-health management sector represents an opportunity to reflect on the roles and skills of public-sector communicators, and on emergen-cy communication as such.

Keywords: Public sector communication; Emergency Communication; In-fographics; Social Media; COVID-19.

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Laura Solito, Letizia Materassi, If a picture is not worth a thousand words. Digital infographics use during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 61/2021, pp 52-70, DOI: 10.3280/SC2021-061005