Journal cover Journal topic
Geoscience Communication An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic
GC | Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Geosci. Commun., 2, 125–141, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-125-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Geosci. Commun., 2, 125–141, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-125-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 15 Aug 2019

Research article | 15 Aug 2019

Seismic risk: the biases of earthquake media coverage

Maud H. Devès et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 2,361 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
1,970 355 36 2,361 57 44
  • HTML: 1,970
  • PDF: 355
  • XML: 36
  • Total: 2,361
  • BibTeX: 57
  • EndNote: 44
Views and downloads (calculated since 17 Apr 2019)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 17 Apr 2019)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 1,928 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 1,914 with geography defined and 14 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Saved (final revised paper)

No saved metrics found.

Saved (preprint)

No saved metrics found.

Discussed (final revised paper)

No discussed metrics found.

Discussed (preprint)

No discussed metrics found.
Latest update: 01 Jul 2020
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
Exploring a corpus of 320 888 news articles published by 32 worldwide newspapers in 2015, this paper shows the following: news covers a very small proportion of the total number of earthquakes occurring in a year; the duration of coverage is very short, which does not allow for proper coverage of long-term issues; and there is a typical framing of the news about earthquakes that introduces major biases in representation, impeding proper appropriation of the seismic risk by the public.
Exploring a corpus of 320 888 news articles published by 32 worldwide newspapers in 2015, this...
Citation
Final-revised paper
Preprint