Introducere: aspecte privind dezvoltarea spațiului mediatic online și rolul său în perioada pandemiei, cu accent pe social media



Social Media, online space, Covid-19 pandemic


The article shortly presents the emergence and development of Online Media, with an accent on the description and analysis of Social Media and on the context regarding media in the moment of Covid 19 pandemic outbreak. It also introduces the two articles which are part of the Special Section dedicated to Social Media and its role during pandemic times.


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Author Biographies

Mona Simu, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy

Address: Calea 13 Septembrie no. 13, District 5, 050711, Bucharest, Romania.

Mădălina Bălășescu, University of Bucharest

Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication
Address: "Leu" Student Complex, Building A, Iuliu Maniu Blvd. 1-3, 061071, Bucharest, Romania.


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How to Cite

Simu, M., & Bălășescu, M. (2022). Introducere: aspecte privind dezvoltarea spațiului mediatic online și rolul său în perioada pandemiei, cu accent pe social media. Calitatea Vieții, 33(4), 239–246.