Editor

Jean Goodwin

Proceedings Title

Confronting the Challenges of Public Participation in Environmental, Planning, and Health Decision-Making

Description

A thematic analysis of three Twitter chats hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak suggests that public questions addressed by the CDC focused on reducing uncertainty about disease transmission and clarifying protocol. Negative comments about CDC practices and transparency presented an opportunity for the organization to address criticism in a controlled online space.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/sciencecommunication-180809-23

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Twitter Chats and Public Engagement: Examining Concern and Critique in Questions About the Ebola Epidemic

A thematic analysis of three Twitter chats hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak suggests that public questions addressed by the CDC focused on reducing uncertainty about disease transmission and clarifying protocol. Negative comments about CDC practices and transparency presented an opportunity for the organization to address criticism in a controlled online space.

 

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