Lena Frischlich gave insight into some of her and her colleagues’ latest research activities on the role of alternative news media during the corona crisis. On the research day of the “Young College” of the “North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts“, she won the College’s science slam by retelling the development of the corona crisis so far and explaining how alternative news media “contribute to a contradictory, menacing, and distrusting worldview”1 . The entire presentation was held in the form of a fairy tale and found a happy ending by offering ways to encounter dis- and misinformation about the corona crisis online.
Lena Frischlich became a member of the “Young College” of the “North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts” in January 2020. The aim of the College is to promote young researchers and to support their interdisciplinary cooperation.
1 Boberg, S., Quandt, T., Schatto-Eckrodt, T., & Frischlich, L. (2020). Pandemic Populism: Facebook pages of alternative news media and the corona crisis—A computational content analysis. ArXiv Preprint. https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.02566