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Mediating Social Science : Sociology Ser. - Natalie Fenton

Mediating Social Science

Sociology Ser.

Paperback

Published: 1st December 1997
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What is the interface between social scientists and the media? How does social science come over in news and current affairs in print and broadcasting media? This book examines issues in reception and production studies to build a holistic approach to the study of media representations.



The authors give an accessible and authoritative guide to the mass communication process. They examine media production, the nature of media texts, the role of news sources, the general social and political context of mass communication and the ways in which media outputs are assimilated by audiences. The discussions are developed by an examination of the following areas: the interaction between journalists and social scientists; the publicity seeking activities of universities, research institutes and government departments; the attempts of individual social scientists to get noticed; the social policy environment surrounding social scientific research and its dissemination; pressure from funders; and the public understanding of social science in the news.

Media Sociology and the Sociology of Mediated Studies
Images of Social Science
The Communication Environment of the Social Sciences
Social Scientist as Source
Constructing Social Science in the Newsroom
Understanding Social Science News
Bringing it all Together
The Natural History of a News Item
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780803975774
ISBN-10: 0803975775
Series: Sociology Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st December 1997
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3