INVESTIGATING THE QUALITY OF INFORMATION: AN ANALYSIS OF DISCUSSION PROGRAMS ON TV REGARDING COVID-19 OUTBREAK


Koç Ç. T.

in: Critical Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities, Mehmet Sarıoğlan,Sercan Hamza Bağlama, Editor, Livre De Lyon, Lyon, pp.75-93, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: Livre De Lyon
  • City: Lyon
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-93
  • Editors: Mehmet Sarıoğlan,Sercan Hamza Bağlama, Editor
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In the study, purposeful sampling technique was preferred because

it was desired to choose among the publications focused on the

"coronavirus" and "pandemic" process of the related publications in line

with the research questions. In the purposeful sampling technique, the

researcher determines some criteria in determining the sample. Two basic

criteria were taken into account while taking the sample. The first was the

date range published by the programs, and the other was the medium in

which they are broadcast. In the study, the range is chosen starting the date

when the first conversation program was made in Turkey after the first

coronavirus chosen in Wuhan to the processes when strict measures were

taken in Turkey due to coronavirus. Secondly, conversation programs on

Habertürk and CNNTürk channels were included in the framework of the

sampling since they were mostly followed in Turkey and regarded as the

serious news programmes. Since the web pages of the news channels were

constantly updated, programs previously broadcast on these two channelswere accessed through YouTube. Another reason for attempt to reach

through YouTube was to see how much the conversation programs are

watched in YouTube.

The sample of the study consists of discussion programs released

on HaberTürk and CNNTürk regarding to the coronavirus and pandemic

process between January 31st and April 1st on Youtube. In the relevant

date range, 'coronavirus' and 'coronavirus discussion programs' were

searched from the tab of YouTube interface. As a result of the search, a

total of 25 programs broadcasted on both channels were found. However,

5 of the publications reached were not through the broadcasting of all

programs, but by taking sections from interesting conversation in the

program. However, when the publications were examined, it was

determined that 5 of the programs included person stories rather than

information related to coronavirus and were prepared to get opinions about

what was going on abroad.