A longitudinal study about the treatment of homeopathy in the Spanish digital daily (2012-2016)
Roger-Monzó, Vanessa; Martí-Sánchez, Myriam (2019). “Estudio longitudinal sobre el tratamiento de la homeopatía en la prensa digital española (2012-2016)”. El profesional de la información, v. 28, n. 2, e280216. https://doi.org/10.3145/epi.2019.mar.16
The aim of this study is to evaluate how the Spanish digital press deals with information related to homeopathy. To carry out the research, a content analysis of the stories published on homeopathy was developed between January 1st, 2012 and December 31st, 2016 in the three most read digital Spanish newspapers: elmundo.es, elpais.com and abc.es. The search retrieved 115 articles. The results reveal that the piece of news is the most used informative genre, prevailing the focus of controversy and conflict as the main framework. The informative value of the impact is placed before the analysis of the phenomenon and its health risks
Health information; Health communication; Digital press; Newspapers; Specialized journalism; Pseudoscience; Homeopathy; Agenda setting; Content analysis.