Analyzing the role of journalists in science communication, this book presents a perspective on how this is going to evolve in the twenty-first century.
The book takes three distinct perspectives on this interesting subject. Firstly, science journalists reflect on their `operating rules' (science news values and news making routines). Secondly, a brief history of science journalism puts things into context, characterising the changing output of science writing in newspapers over time. Finally, the book invites several international journalists or communication scholars to comment on these observations thereby opening the global perspective.
This unique project will interest a range of readers including science communication students, media studies scholars, professionals working in science communication and journalists.
'Recently published controversies concerning the dangers of global warming and its implications for public policy provide a background that makes this book's subject of considerable interest ... Topics include the question of what pressures are put on science journalists, the accuracy and depth of what they write, the educational role of science journalism, and how journalists see their role in society. International contributors provide views from other countries ... their varied points of view bring up many thought-provoking issues about the role of science journalism more generally in public education and public policy.' -- Choice
Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 17th February 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1