Vol. 7 (2021)
Articles

Framing Covid-19: A comparative analysis between institutional and press communication in Finland and Italy in 2020

Published September 15, 2021
Keywords
  • COVID-19,
  • Crisis Communication,
  • Infodemic,
  • Institutional Communication,
  • Storytelling
How to Cite
Crocchi, S. C., & Dal Pozzo, L. (2021). Framing Covid-19: A comparative analysis between institutional and press communication in Finland and Italy in 2020. Quaderni Di Linguistica E Studi Orientali, 7, 317-343. https://doi.org/10.13128/qulso-2421-7220-12013

Abstract

In the present work we focus on institutional communication in a period of crisis. In particular we are interested in the communications of the Italian and Finnish governments during the health emergency raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. We analyse and compare two press releases given by the Italian and Finnish Prime Ministers at the very beginning and at the end of the so-called first stage of the pandemic. The analysis aims at i) describing the effectiveness of the speeches applying six parameters that we previously identified as crucial for efficient communication, and ii) exploring the lexical choice of the Prime Ministers in relation to it.

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