Science and media

14/06/2019

Currently in Spain, there is a political and social debate over the use and sale of homeopathic products, which is promoted mainly by the skeptical movement.

14/06/2019

The study contributes to mediatization research. Mediatization is understood as a process during which individual and collective actors adapt towards the demands of publicity and public attention.

25/02/2019

Results from a discourse analysis of 937 comments in online forums of two Austrian newspapers show that the social sciences are often referred to as a “special case”. While some use this argument to neglect its societal relevance, others use it to highlight its role as societal problem solver.

18/02/2019

A timely arrival in the academic literature on science communication through online video, this book reports on the results of a major international project that has explored in depth this emerging

06/11/2018

“Priest, Goodwin and Dahlstrom's [2018] edited collection, ‘Ethics and Practice in Science Communication’, is a significant step forwards in allowing for contemporary reflection on the ethical considerations currently influencing the field.”

22/08/2018

The first Japan Scicom Forum in Tokyo on April 20, 2018 gathered 120 attendees to discuss the growing need for English-language science communication in Japan and Asia. The gathering also focused on fostering a new network of science communicators, to help professionalize and legitimize the field.

06/08/2018

This paper provides a comparison of the more common research process involving public research funding with science crowdfunding. Authors suggest that science crowdfunding can be successfully used to generate “crowd-supported science” by means of this Crowd Community.

09/07/2018

Authors examine the NY Times media coverage of synthetic biology, suggesting that the ambiguity in the way the topic is presented creates conditions in which there becomes no reason for the public at large to become involved.

02/07/2018

The measurement and analysis of people’s knowledge on scientific topics, such as climate change, is challenging for researchers. This paper highlights the necessity to incorporate theoretical concepts such as confidence or certainty in conjunction with the measurement of knowledge in survey studies.

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