The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on campus life, both in terms of learning and life in general. The media viewed COVID-19 as an incredibly dangerous and contagious disease, which instilled fear in people and forced them to take increased caution, even dramatically changing the style of communication (Filho 320). Learning moved to a distance correspondence type, which changed the education system since the process acquired the character of self-education through an independent search for sources.
Two types of articles were found, namely scientific and news, and the information in them is different. The fact is that, for example, The New York Times is reviewing the virus from a pessimistic point of view, publishing horrific statistics and demands for being vaccinated with a vaccine to stay healthy (The Covid-19 Pandemic 1). At the same time, the scientific article analyzes the new disease from a more pragmatic point of view, reassuring and showing that by observing basic precautions and having sufficient responsibility, fatal or aggravated consequences can be avoided (Harry et al. 15).
The main experience of such analysis is that information on any research topic should be, first of all, scientific. This can be explained by objectivity, substantiated theses, and a more neutral, non-provocative style that does not cause anxiety. In addition, scientific sources allow us to analyze the issue from a pragmatic point of view, which, in the context of COVID-19 research, allows to have new and complete knowledge about the virus. Finally, the third idea is that the information published in the media is true, but has a color designed to attract the largest number of readers and convey the information as vividly as possible.
Filho, Walter, L. (Ed.). COVID-19: Paving the Way for a More Sustainable World. Springer International Publishing. 2021.
Harry, Wanto, et al. “Research Phenomenon During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities for Online Media Learning”. Budapest International Research and Critics Institute-Journal (BIRCI-Journal): Humanities and Social Sciences, 2021, pp. 4553-4563. Web.
“The Covid-19 Pandemic”. Editorial. The New York Times. 2021, p. 1. Web.