Harnessing the potential of data visualization and narratives produced by media and public actors in times of pandemic or health crisis


How well the public understands data has a major influence on the successful management of pandemics and other health crises. Data related to Covid-19 has been extremely abundant but not always well understood by citizens, sometimes resulting in confusion and/or resistance to public health measures. As data’s importance in understanding the world and decision making has grown, they have increasingly become subject to distortion and manipulation from their original meaning, therefore propagating erroneous information.
The aim of the project is to contribute to a better understanding of data in the future, which can be achieved by improving data literacy (reception side) and by presenting and explaining data in ways that facilitate its understanding (production side).

Personnes et institutions

Requérant principal Co-requérants Collaborateur
Prof. Nathalie Pignard-Cheynel
Académie du journalisme et des médias
Université de Neuchâtel
Prof. Adrian Holzer
Institut du Management de l'Information (IMI)
Université de Neuchâtel
Prof. Valéry Bezençon
Institut du Management (IMN)
Université de Neuchâtel
Maître-assistant Michael Puntiroli
Institut du Management (IMN)
Université de Neuchâtel

Données administratives

  • Date début : 01.12.2022
  • Date fin : 31.12.2025
  • Montant: 499 985 CHF
  • Financement : NFP 80 - COVID-19 et société