Science and the Media

Science and the Media
Author: Peter J. Snyder,Linda C. Mayes,Dennis Spencer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780080920290
ISBN 13: 0080920292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and the Media Book Review:

Of great utility for every scientist faced with publicizing their discoveries via the media, this book addresses questions of responsibility for the balance and accuracy of scientific reporting, and attempts to be a guide for the scientist in their quest to inform the general public about their research in honest, truthful, and still interesting ways. Case studies by leading scholars in the fields of bioethics (pharmaceutical research (Declan Doogan, Senior VP Pfizer), medical journal editing (Jerome Kassirer, former editor of NEJM), science journalism, philosophy of science, history of medicine (John Warner, chair history of medicine Yale), public health (Ruth Katz, Dean public health, George Washington University), and philosophy of religion (Reverend Wesley Carr, former Dean of Westminster) illustrate positions and points of view and offer unique perspectives on the complex dance between science and the media. Provides a compelling overview and analysis of the difficulties of dealing with mass media and collects tips and solutions. Includes case studies from the experience of a number of high-profile contributors from different fields Provides an easy-to-read, carefully selected and synthesized overview well suited to teaching and as further reading source in respective classes Includes a famous movie from Jose Delgado that shows his attempts in the 60s to demonstrate "remote control" of a bull

Science and the Media

Science and the Media
Author: Donald Kennedy,Geneva Overholser
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780877240877
ISBN 13: 0877240876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and the Media Book Review:

How science and technology are covered by the media is a central factor in scientific illiteracy. Journalists value timeliness, speed, simplicity, and clarity. Yet stories about science and technology may be long-building, complex, and without dramatic, time-pegged events. The need to grab and hold attention, to write tight stories or produce short segments, can come at the cost of context and nuance. One observer, noting journalism's preference for attention-grabbing, conflict-driven events, has joked that reporters two thousand years ago would have covered the heck out of the crucifixion - and missed Christianity. As the world grows more complex, there is an increasing need for citizens to understand the scientific and technological dimensions of daily news events. Journalists play a critical role in helping readers, listeners, and viewers appreciate the science underlying major policy choices. And scientists, in turn, must effectively communicate to the public, especially through the media. We hope that the essays gathered in this volume will generate a broader understanding of the intertwined roles of the media and the scientific and technical community in helping to ensure a well-informed public.

Communicating Uncertainty

Communicating Uncertainty
Author: Sharon M. Friedman,Sharon Dunwoody,Carol L. Rogers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 0805827277
ISBN 13: 9780805827279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communicating Uncertainty Book Review:

This work explores scientific uncertainty and media coverage of science in such major public issues as AIDS, biotechnology, dioxin, global warming, and nature vs nurture.

Science and the Media

Science and the Media
Author: Massimiano Bucchi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN 10: 0415510511
ISBN 13: 9780415510516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and the Media Book Review:

In the days of global warming and BSE, science is increasingly a public issue. This book provides a theoretical framework which allows us to understand why and how scientists address the general public. The author develops the argument that turning to the public is not simply a response to inaccurate reporting by journalists or to public curiosity, nor a wish to gain recognition and additional funding. Rather, it is a tactic to which the scientific community are pushed by certain "internal" crisis situations. Bucchi examines three cases of scientists turning to the public: the cold fusion case, the COBE/Big Bang issue and Louis Pasteur's public demonstration of the anthrax vaccine, a historical case of "public science." Finally, Bucchi presents his unique model of communications between science and the public, carried out through the media. This is a thoughtful and wide-ranging treatment of complex contemporary issues, touching upon the history and sociology of science, communication and media studies. Bucchi's theories on scientific communication in the media are a valuable contribution to the current debate on this subject.

Media and Science Religion Conflict

Media and Science Religion Conflict
Author: Thomas Aechtner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-01-31
ISBN 10: 1000030717
ISBN 13: 9781000030716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and Science Religion Conflict Book Review:

This book examines why the religion-science skirmishes known as the Evolution Wars have persisted into the 21st century. It does so by considering the influences of mass media in relation to decision-making research and the Elaboration Likelihood Model, one of the most authoritative persuasion theories. The book’s analysis concentrates on the expression of cues, or cognitive mental shortcuts, in Darwin-sceptic and counter-creationist broadcasts. A multiyear collection of media generated by the most prominent Darwin-sceptic organizations is surveyed, along with rival publications from supporters of evolutionary theory described as the pro-evolutionists. The analysed materials include works produced by Young Earth Creationist and Intelligent Design media makers, New Atheist pacesetters, as well as both agnostic and religious supporters of evolution. These cues are shown to function as subtle but effective means of shaping public opinion, including appeals to expertise, claims that ideas are being censored, and the tactical use of statistics and technical jargon. Contending that persuasive mass media is a decisive component of science-religion controversies, this book will be of keen interest to scholars of Religion, Science and Religion interactions, as well as researchers of Media and Communication Studies more generally.

Science and the Media

Science and the Media
Author: Massimiano Bucchi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN 10: 0415510511
ISBN 13: 9780415510516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and the Media Book Review:

In the days of global warming and BSE, science is increasingly a public issue. This book provides a theoretical framework which allows us to understand why and how scientists address the general public. The author develops the argument that turning to the public is not simply a response to inaccurate reporting by journalists or to public curiosity, nor a wish to gain recognition and additional funding. Rather, it is a tactic to which the scientific community are pushed by certain "internal" crisis situations. Bucchi examines three cases of scientists turning to the public: the cold fusion case, the COBE/Big Bang issue and Louis Pasteur's public demonstration of the anthrax vaccine, a historical case of "public science." Finally, Bucchi presents his unique model of communications between science and the public, carried out through the media. This is a thoughtful and wide-ranging treatment of complex contemporary issues, touching upon the history and sociology of science, communication and media studies. Bucchi's theories on scientific communication in the media are a valuable contribution to the current debate on this subject.

Science and the Media

Science and the Media
Author: Peter J. Snyder,Linda C. Mayes,Dennis Spencer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780080920290
ISBN 13: 0080920292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and the Media Book Review:

Of great utility for every scientist faced with publicizing their discoveries via the media, this book addresses questions of responsibility for the balance and accuracy of scientific reporting, and attempts to be a guide for the scientist in their quest to inform the general public about their research in honest, truthful, and still interesting ways. Case studies by leading scholars in the fields of bioethics (pharmaceutical research (Declan Doogan, Senior VP Pfizer), medical journal editing (Jerome Kassirer, former editor of NEJM), science journalism, philosophy of science, history of medicine (John Warner, chair history of medicine Yale), public health (Ruth Katz, Dean public health, George Washington University), and philosophy of religion (Reverend Wesley Carr, former Dean of Westminster) illustrate positions and points of view and offer unique perspectives on the complex dance between science and the media. Provides a compelling overview and analysis of the difficulties of dealing with mass media and collects tips and solutions. Includes case studies from the experience of a number of high-profile contributors from different fields Provides an easy-to-read, carefully selected and synthesized overview well suited to teaching and as further reading source in respective classes Includes a famous movie from Jose Delgado that shows his attempts in the 60s to demonstrate "remote control" of a bull

Culture and Science in the Nineteenth Century Media

Culture and Science in the Nineteenth Century Media
Author: Louise Henson,Geoffrey Cantor,Gowan Dawson,Richard Noakes,Sally Shuttleworth,Jonathan R. Topham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 1351946846
ISBN 13: 9781351946841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture and Science in the Nineteenth Century Media Book Review:

Written by literary scholars, historians of science, and cultural historians, the twenty-two original essays in this collection explore the intriguing and multifaceted interrelationships between science and culture through the periodical press in nineteenth-century Britain. Ranging across the spectrum of periodical titles, the six sections comprise: 'Women, Children, and Gender', 'Religious Audiences', 'Naturalizing the Supernatural', 'Contesting New Technologies', 'Professionalization and Journalism', and 'Evolution, Psychology, and Culture'. The essays offer some of the first 'samplings and soundings' from the emergent and richly interdisciplinary field of scholarship on the relations between science and the nineteenth-century media.

Reporting of Social Science in the National Media

Reporting of Social Science in the National Media
Author: Carol Weiss,Eleanor Singer
Publsiher: Russell Sage Foundation
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1988-08-04
ISBN 10: 1610445538
ISBN 13: 9781610445535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reporting of Social Science in the National Media Book Review:

Policy makers, as well as the general public, are often unaware of social science research until a story about it appears in the national media. Even in official Washington, a staffer’s report on social research may go unnoticed while a report in the Washington Post receives immediate attention. This study takes a systematic and revealing look at social science reporting. How do journalists hear about social science, and why do they select certain stories to cover and not others? How do journalistic standards for selection compare with social scientists’ own judgments of merit? How do reporters attempt to ensure accuracy, and how freely do they introduce their own interpretations of social science findings? How satisfied are social scientists with the selection and accuracy of social science news? In Part I, Carol H. Weiss addresses these questions on the basis of personal interviews with social scientists and the journalists who wrote about their work. Part II, by Eleanor Singer, is based on an analysis of media content itself, and compares social science reporting over time (between 1970 and 1982) and across media (newspapers, newsmagazines, television). These two complementary perspectives combine to produce a thorough, realistic assessment of the way social science moves out of the academy and into the world of news.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication
Author: Kate Kenski,Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN 10: 0199793484
ISBN 13: 9780199793488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication Book Review:

Since its development shaped by the turmoil of the World Wars and suspicion of new technologies such as film and radio, political communication has become a hybrid field largely devoted to connecting the dots among political rhetoric, politicians and leaders, voters' opinions, and media exposure to better understand how any one aspect can affect the others. In The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication Kate Kenski and Kathleen Hall Jamieson bring together leading scholars, including founders of the field of political communication Elihu Katz, Jay Blumler, Doris Graber, Max McCombs, and Thomas Paterson,to review the major findings about subjects ranging from the effects of political advertising and debates and understandings and misunderstandings of agenda setting, framing, and cultivation to the changing contours of social media use in politics and the functions of the press in a democratic system. The essays in this volume reveal that political communication is a hybrid field with complex ancestry, permeable boundaries, and interests that overlap with those of related fields such as political sociology, public opinion, rhetoric, neuroscience, and the new hybrid on the quad, media psychology. This comprehensive review of the political communication literature is an indispensible reference for scholars and students interested in the study of how, why, when, and with what effect humans make sense of symbolic exchanges about sharing and shared power. The sixty-two chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication contain an overview of past scholarship while providing critical reflection of its relevance in a changing media landscape and offering agendas for future research and innovation.

Science Ideology and the Media

Science  Ideology  and the Media
Author: Ronald Fletcher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351491822
ISBN 13: 9781351491822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Ideology and the Media Book Review:

In 1976, five years after his death, serious charges were leveled against the distinguished British scientist Sir Cyril Burt. His research on the nature of intelligence was challenged as fraudulent by a number of respected commentators, among them Leon Kamin, Oliver Gillie, Ann and Alan Clarke, and Leslie Hearnshaw. The evidence they marshaled, and the charges themselves are examined here in scrupulous detail. Written as a straightforward defense of Burt, this volume also tells a second story: the intrusion of the mass media into science, the power of the new media, and the success of this invasion, which threatens to replace intellectual authority.Convinced that a great injustice had been done, Fletcher examines each of the charges in detail, subjecting each of Burt's detractors to a symbolic cross-examination. He exposes carelessness and errors of interpretation, and reveals areas of evidence the critics failed to take into account. Each interrogation ends with a list of questions that call for clear public answer. Fletcher's closing argument calls for the restoration of Burt's reputation, so that justice is done.The broader significance of this case study goes far beyond the Burt controversy itself, and has implications for the conduct of science in an increasingly contentious social environment. Fletcher describes how ideology, in alliance with a receptive popular journalism and the media, is able to establish itself as a powerful third force in scientific discourse. The Burt Affair demonstrates what happens when the media establish a viewpoint that permeates not only the scientific community, but also entrenches that perspective so thoroughly in public understanding that its assumptions are not even questioned.

The Sciences Media Connection Public Communication and its Repercussions

The Sciences    Media Connection    Public Communication and its Repercussions
Author: Simone Rödder,Martina Franzen,Peter Weingart
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2011-12-02
ISBN 10: 9789400720855
ISBN 13: 9400720858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sciences Media Connection Public Communication and its Repercussions Book Review:

The Yearbook addresses the overriding question: what are the effects of the ‘opening up’ of science to the media? Theoretical considerations and a host of empirical studies covering different configurations provide an in-depth analysis of the sciences’ media connection and its repercussions on science itself. They help to form a sound judgement on this recent development.

Communicating Science and Technology Through Online Video

Communicating Science and Technology Through Online Video
Author: Bienvenido León,Michael Bourk
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN 10: 1351054562
ISBN 13: 9781351054560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communicating Science and Technology Through Online Video Book Review:

Online video’s unique capacity to reach large audiences makes it a powerful tool to communicate science and technology to the general public. The outcome of the international research project "Videonline," this book provides a unique insight into the key elements of online science videos, such as narrative trends, production characteristics, and issues of scientific rigor. If offers various methodological approaches: a literature review, content analysis, and interviews and surveys of expert practitioners to provide information on how to maintain standards of rigour and technical quality in video production.

Media Risk and Science

Media  Risk  and Science
Author: Stuart Allan
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056219499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media Risk and Science Book Review:

* How is science represented by the media?* Who defines what counts as a risk, threat or hazard, and why?* In what ways do media images of science shape public perceptions?* What can cultural and media studies tell us about current scientific controversies?

Risk Media and Stigma

Risk  Media and Stigma
Author: Paul Slovic
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1134199732
ISBN 13: 9781134199730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Media and Stigma Book Review:

The benefits of modern technology often involve health, safety and environmental risks that produce public suspicion of technologies and aversion to certain products and substances. Amplified by the pervasive power of the media, public concern about health and ecological risks can have enormous economic and social impacts, such as the 'stigmatization' experienced in recent years with nuclear power, British beef and genetically modified plants. This volume presents the most current and comprehensive examination of how and why stigma occurs and what the appropriate responses to it should be to inform the public and reduce undesirable impacts. Each form of stigma is thoroughly explored through a range of case studies. Theoretical contributions look at the roles played by government and business, and the crucial impact of the media in forming public attitudes. Stigma is not always misplaced, and the authors discuss the challenges involved in managing risk and reducing the vulnerability of important products, industries and institutions while providing the public with the relevant information they need about risks.

Story Based Inquiry A Manual for Investigative Journalists

Story Based Inquiry  A Manual for Investigative Journalists
Author: Mark Lee Hunter,gratuit,Unesco
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9231041894
ISBN 13: 9789231041891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Story Based Inquiry A Manual for Investigative Journalists Book Review:

Perception of Beauty

Perception of Beauty
Author: Martha Levine
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN 10: 9535135813
ISBN 13: 9789535135814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perception of Beauty Book Review:

The authors in this book ask us to consider whether the perception of beauty has been defined by our genetics and culture over the years - has it grown and changed? Do certain neural connections define our emotional reactions to beauty? Does beauty follow any rules or laws? Can the aspiration toward beauty be detrimental? Can we divorce ourselves from dictates and sink into a mindful connection with our internal beauty? Can we move from the superficial where "beauty is only skin deep" to an intense appreciation of beauty in all of its variations. The Perception of Beauty will lead to a deeper understanding and contemplation of nature, art, and the world around us.

Social Scientists Meet the Media

Social Scientists Meet the Media
Author: Alan Bryman,Cheryl Haslam
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 1134891830
ISBN 13: 9781134891832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Scientists Meet the Media Book Review:

"Part chronicle, part analysis and part advice manual, Social Scientists Meets the Media combines the thoughts of academics and media people to produce a vivid and valuable series of accounts that will prove of service to all academics seeking a wider audience but wary of the terra incognita they face in finding one" Ellis Cashmore, Staffordshire University Social Scientists know they are in a dilemma: their work may fall prey to sensationalism, but at the same time they don't want to be overlooked. Social Scientists Meet the Media collects the experiences of academics who have sought to publicize their research. It contains personal accounts from social scientists with extensive media contact and representatives from radio, television and the press. Based on these often humorous and sometimes chastening accounts, the editors suggest ways to achieve a more fruitful relationship between social scientists and the media.

Reporting of Social Science in the National Media

Reporting of Social Science in the National Media
Author: Carol Weiss,Eleanor Singer
Publsiher: Russell Sage Foundation
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1988-08-04
ISBN 10: 1610445538
ISBN 13: 9781610445535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reporting of Social Science in the National Media Book Review:

Policy makers, as well as the general public, are often unaware of social science research until a story about it appears in the national media. Even in official Washington, a staffer’s report on social research may go unnoticed while a report in the Washington Post receives immediate attention. This study takes a systematic and revealing look at social science reporting. How do journalists hear about social science, and why do they select certain stories to cover and not others? How do journalistic standards for selection compare with social scientists’ own judgments of merit? How do reporters attempt to ensure accuracy, and how freely do they introduce their own interpretations of social science findings? How satisfied are social scientists with the selection and accuracy of social science news? In Part I, Carol H. Weiss addresses these questions on the basis of personal interviews with social scientists and the journalists who wrote about their work. Part II, by Eleanor Singer, is based on an analysis of media content itself, and compares social science reporting over time (between 1970 and 1982) and across media (newspapers, newsmagazines, television). These two complementary perspectives combine to produce a thorough, realistic assessment of the way social science moves out of the academy and into the world of news.

Media Violence and Aggression

Media Violence and Aggression
Author: Tom Grimes,James A. Anderson,Lori Bergen
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1412914418
ISBN 13: 9781412914413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media Violence and Aggression Book Review:

Media Violence and Aggression counters the claim that media violence leads to widespread social aggression. It is different from all other works in this area in that it dispels this myth through a multiple-method analysis. Media Violence and Aggression argues that there are, indeed, media effects that derive from media violence, pornography, and other kinds of visual, cyberspace, and print based messages. But for psychologically well people, these effects are manageable and fall within what society and the culture can abide. For psychologically unwell people, however, the authors argue that media violence can create behavioural changes that are not within manageable limits. And it is these people about whom society should concern itself.