This chapter describes the growing literature on the effects of media on Covid-19-related outcomes. First, we discuss the papers related to traditional media. In particular, we discuss the literature that studies the effect of public messages, misinformation, and slanted media on health behaviors and health outcomes. Second, we discuss papers that highlight the role of social media content and social media users’ networks in the spread of information, formation of social norms, and transmission of diseases. We conclude with a discussion of how the pandemic, in turn, shapes the media.
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Maxim Ananyev, Michael Poyker and Yuan Tian
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