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International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine, 2020, 2(1); doi: 10.25236/IJFM.2020.020108.

TV or cell phone? A study on media selection of information of “COVID-19” in Wuhan residents


Shaoshuo Cai

Corresponding Author:
Shaoshuo Cai

School of Literature and Journalism &Communication, South-center University For Nationalities, Wuhan 430074, China
Corresponding author e-mail:[email protected]


In the first 20 years of the 20th century, the rapid development of the Internet and new media in China has entered the era of media integration and coexistence and common prosperity of various media.Three major public health emergencies related to influenza virus, including SARS in 2003, H1N1in 2009 and COVID-19 in 2020, were also on the scene.  The author, who was born and raised in the city of —— Wuhan in the early stage of the "COVID-19" outbreak and lived in the city during the outbreak, visited 786 households in Wuhan by RDD sampling method and computer-aided telephonemobile phone survey system. The network media represented by Social Media has become more than the mass media represented by TV, and has become the core channel for the transmission of epidemic information.


all media, COVID-19, public health emergencies, communication channels, media selection

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Shaoshuo Cai. TV or cell phone? A study on media selection of information of “COVID-19” in Wuhan residents. International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine (2020), Vol. 2, Issue 1: 56-66. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFM.2020.020108.


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