Journalism, Science and Society

Science Communication Between News and Public Relations

Author: Martin W. Bauer,Massimiano Bucchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134187297

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 4363

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.

Scientists and journalists

reporting science as news

Author: Sharon M. Friedman,Sharon Dunwoody,Carol L. Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780029107508

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 333

View: 571

Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology

Author: Massimiano Bucchi,Brian Trench

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134170130

Category: Science

Page: 14

View: 3154

Comprehensive yet accessible, this key Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the fast growing and increasingly important area of ‘public communication of science and technology’, from both research and practical perspectives. As well as introducing the main issues, arenas and professional perspectives involved, it presents the findings of earlier research and the conclusions previously drawn. Unlike most existing books on this topic, this unique volume couples an overview of the practical problems faced by practitioners with a thorough review of relevant literature and research. The practical Handbook format ensures it is a student-friendly resource, but its breadth of scope and impressive contributors means that it is also ideal for practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the contributions of different disciplines (media and journalism studies, sociology and history of science), the perspectives of different geographical and cultural contexts, and by selecting key contributions from appropriate and well-respected authors, this original text provides an interdisciplinary as well as a global approach to public communication of science and technology.

Conceptualism of Science and Journalism

Author: Felix Ale

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656945772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 13

View: 2843

Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Communications - Journalism, Journalism Professions, grade: A, Atlantic International University, course: PhD JOURNALISM, language: English, abstract: The critical and analytical view on theories that are founded based on Science and Journalism are referred to as the Conceptualism process. Technology in the current world has proven a variety of concepts that can be used in various fields such as journalism and science. This paper will critically analyze the concepts of science and journalism, relationship, contributions to the society. It will evaluate on the communication theory by Arthur C. Clark, Effects of the theory on science and media practice. The study will take a critical look at how science and journalism serves as catalysts for globalization or technological revolution. It will finally discuss future prospects of journalism and science as well as the way forward for better collaboration for the good of the society.

Wissenschaftspopularisierung im 19. Jahrhundert

Bürgerliche Kultur, naturwissenschaftliche Bildung und die deutsche Öffentlichkeit 1848-1914

Author: Andreas Daum

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486832506

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 8134

Mit diesem Buch werden die vielfältigen Formen, in denen noch heute Wissenschaft popularisiert wird, erstmals auf ihre Ursprünge im 19. Jahrhundert zurückgeführt und zentral in die bürgerliche Kultur dieser Zeit eingelagert. Entgegen langlebigen Vorurteilen kann nachgewiesen werden, dass es eine breite, farbige und kulturell tief verwurzelte Tradition der Populärwissenschaft in Deutschland gibt. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Frage, welche Bedeutung die naturwissenschaftliche Bildung in der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft entfaltete. Die Entwicklung des naturkundlichen Vereinswesens und Schulunterrichts und die Ausbreitung einer von Naturwissenschaftlern organisierten Festkultur werden ebenso als Teile der Geschichte bürgerlicher Öffentlichkeit beschrieben wie die rasante Zunahme von populärwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften und Büchern. Dabei wird zum einen deutlich, wie sich publikumsorientierte Sprach- und Darstellungsformen sowie eigene Gruppen von Wissensvermittlern etablierten. Zum anderen werden die Inhalte und ideologischen Deutungspotentiale, die über populäre Medien vermittelt wurden und zum bürgerlichen Verständnis von Natur beitrugen, besonders betont. Die Geschichte von Öffentlichkeit und Bürgerlichkeit in Deutschland gewinnt auf diese Weise neue Konturen, zumal zahlreiche Interpretationen vorgelegt werden, die über bisherige Forschungsmeinungen hinausweisen. So begreift dieses Buch die Wissenschaftspopularisierung als Teil des Nachwirkens revolutionärer Anliegen von 1848, der Darwinismus wird in seiner ideellen Prägekraft erheblich relativiert, und das Verhältnis von Naturwissenschaften und christlicher Religion findet eine neue Würdigung. Dieses Buch soll eine eklatante Forschungslücke schließen und zugleich die Geschichte der Populärwissenschaft im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der heutigen Mediengesellschaft verankern. Die Darstellung zielt darauf, eine Brücke zu schlagen zwischen der allgemeinen Geschichte, im besonderen der florierenden Bürgertumsforschung, und eher marginalisierten Bereichen wie der Geistes-, Religions- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Der Band hat einen fachwissenschaftlichen Charakter, ist aber in seinem leserfreundlichen Stil und der leicht zugänglichen Gliederung für einen weiten Leserkreis geschrieben. Er wendet sich zum einen an alle HistorikerInnen, die neue Erkenntnisse über die deutsche Kultur im 19. Jahrhundert und das Verhältnis von Wissenschaft, Gesellschaft und Öffentlichkeit gewinnen möchten. Zum anderen sind alle historisch interessierten Leser und die Vertreter von Nachbardisziplinen, darunter Literatur- und Kommunikationswissenschaften ebenso wie Theologie und Naturwissenschaften, angesprochen. Das Buch bietet darüber hinaus eine an keiner anderen Stelle greifbare Sammlung von Kurzbiographien, mehrere Tabellen, zahlreiche Abbildungen und erstmalig eine Bibliographie populärwissenschaftlicher Texte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Damit kann dieser Band auch hervorragend als Nachschlagewerk genutzt und über das umfangreiche Orts-, Personen- und Sachregister leicht erschlossen werden.

Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology

Issues and Dilemmas - A Reader in Science Communication

Author: John K. Gilbert,Susan M. Stocklmayer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136662685

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 7505

Science communication seeks to engage individuals and groups with evidence-based information about the nature, outcomes, and social consequences of science and technology. This text provides an overview of this burgeoning field ─ the issues with which it deals, important influences that affect it, the challenges that it faces. It introduces readers to the research-based literature about science communication and shows how it relates to actual or potential practice. A "Further Exploration" section provides suggestions for activities that readers might do to explore the issues raised. Organized around five themes, each chapter addresses a different aspect of science communication: • Models of science communication – theory into practice • Challenges in communicating science • Major themes in science communication • Informal learning • Communication of contemporary issues in science and society Relevant for all those interested in and concerned about current issues and developments in science communication, this volume is an ideal text for courses and a must-have resource for faculty, students, and professionals in this field.

Science and Environmental Journalism

Author: Felix Ale

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656874484

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 10

View: 9766

Essay from the year 2014 in the subject Communications - Journalism, Journalism Professions, Atlantic International University, language: English, abstract: Environmental changes have been marked with climate change and global warming.Scientists have intensified research to deepen understanding with regard to environmental issues.However,their findings would be useless if they are not disseminated to the public.Nevertheless,the field of environmental journalism was developed in the 20th century to bring information to the public.Clearly,science and the field of environmental journalism have contributed to the society,the public and the policy making process in different ways.This essay explores the contribution of science and environmental science in relation to social and human development.

Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology

Second edition

Author: Massimiano Bucchi,Brian Trench

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135049467

Category: Science

Page: 258

View: 1743

Communicating science and technology is a high priority of many research and policy institutions, a concern of many other private and public bodies, and an established subject of training and education. Over the past few decades, the field has developed and expanded significantly, both in terms of professional practice and in terms of research and reflection. The Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology provides a state-of-the-art review of this fast-growing and increasingly important area, through an examination of the research on the main actors, issues, and arenas involved. In this brand-new revised edition, the book brings the reviews up-to-date and deepens the analysis. As well as substantial reworking of many chapters, it gives more attention to digital media and the global aspects of science communication, with the inclusion of four new chapters. Several new contributors are added to leading mass-communication scholars, sociologists, public-relations practitioners, science writers, and others featured herein. With key questions for further discussion highlighted in each chapter, the handbook is a student-friendly resource and its scope and expert contributors mean it is also ideal for both practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the perspectives of different disciplines and of different geographical and cultural contexts, this original text provides an interdisciplinary and global approach to the public communication of science and technology. It is a valuable resource for students, researchers, educators, and professionals in media and journalism, sociology, the history of science, and science and technology.

Communication Yearbook 37

Author: Elisia L. Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135910405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

View: 3735

Communication Yearbook 37 continues the tradition of publishing state-of-the-discipline literature reviews and essays. Editor Elisia Cohen presents a volume that is highly international and interdisciplinary in scope, with authors and chapters representing the broad global interests of the International Communication Association. The contents include summaries of communication research programs that represent the most innovative work currently. Offering a blend of chapters emphasizing timely disciplinary concerns and enduring theoretical questions, this volume will be valuable to scholars throughout communication studies.

Science Communication

Culture, Identity and Citizenship

Author: Sarah R. Davies,Maja Horst

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137503661

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 8065

This book describes current practices in science communication, from citizen science to Twitter storms, and celebrates this diversity through case studies and examples. However, the authors also reflect on how scholars and practitioners can gain better insight into science communication through new analytical methods and perspectives. From science PR to the role of embodiment and materiality, some aspects of science communication have been under-studied. How can we better notice these? Science Communication provides a new synthesis for Science Communication Studies. It uses the historical literature of the field, new empirical data, and interdisciplinary thought to argue that the frames which are typically used to think about science communication often omit important features of how it is imagined and practised. It is essential reading for students, scholars, and practitioners of science education, science and technology studies, museum studies, and media and communication studies.

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication

Author: Susanna Hornig Priest

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412959209

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1095

View: 5986

The explosion of scientific information is exacerbating the information gap between richer/poorer, educated/less-educated publics. The proliferation of media technology and the popularity of the Internet help some keep up with these developments but also make it more likely others fall further behind. This is taking place in a globalizing economy and society that further complicates the division between information haves and have-nots and compounds the challenge of communicating about emerging science and technology to increasingly diverse audiences. Journalism about science and technology must fill this gap, yet journalists and journalism students themselves struggle to keep abreast of contemporary scientific developments. Scientist - aided by public relations and public information professionals - must get their stories out, not only to other scientists but also to broader public audiences. Funding agencies increasingly expect their grantees to engage in outreach and education, and such activity can be seen as both a survival strategy and an ethical imperative for taxpayer-supported, university-based research. Science communication, often in new forms, must expand to meet all these needs. Providing a comprehensive introduction to students, professionals and scholars in this area is a unique challenge because practitioners in these fields must grasp both the principles of science and the principles of science communication while understanding the social contexts of each. For this reason, science journalism and science communication are often addressed only in advanced undergraduate or graduate specialty courses rather than covered exhaustively in lower-division courses. Even so, those entering the field rarely will have a comprehensive background in both science and communication studies. This circumstance underscores the importance of compiling useful reference materials. The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication presents resources and strategies for science communicators, including theoretical material and background on recent controversies and key institutional actors and sources. Science communicators need to understand more than how to interpret scientific facts and conclusions; they need to understand basic elements of the politics, sociology, and philosophy of science, as well as relevant media and communication theory, principles of risk communication, new trends, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of science communication programmes, to mention just a few of the major challenges. This work will help to develop and enhance such understanding as it addresses these challenges and more. Topics covered include: advocacy, policy, and research organizations environmental and health communication philosophy of science media theory and science communication informal science education science journalism as a profession risk communication theory public understanding of science pseudo-science in the news special problems in reporting science and technology science communication ethics.

Communicating Biological Sciences

Ethical and Metaphorical Dimensions

Author: Richard Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317163680

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 1502

Recent scandals in the biosciences have highlighted the perils of communicating science leading many observers to ask questions about the pressures on scientists and the media to hype-up claims of scientific breakthroughs. Journalists, science writers and scientists themselves have to report complex and rapidly-developing scientific issues to society, yet work within conceptual and temporal constraints that shape their communication. To date, there has been little reflection on the ethical implications of science writing and science communication in an era of rapid change. Communicating Biological Sciences discusses the 'ethics' of science communication in light of recent developments in biotechnology and biomedicine. It focuses on the role of metaphors in the creation of visions and the framing of scientific advances, as well as their impact on patterns of public acceptance and rejection, trust and scepticism. Its rigorous investigation will appeal not only to science writers and scientists, but also to scholars of sociology, science and technology studies, media and journalism.

Handbook of science and technology studies

Author: Sheila Jasanoff,Society for Social Studies of Science

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 820

View: 9708

Published in cooperation with the Society for Social Studies of Science For the most current, comprehensive resource in this rapidly evolving field, look no further than the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. This masterful volume is the first resource in over 15 years to define, summarize, and synthesize this complex multidisciplinary, international field. Tightly edited with contributions by an internationally recognized team of leading scholars, this volume addresses the crucial contemporary issues-both traditional and nonconventional-social studies, political studies, and humanistic studies in this changing field. Containing theoretical essays, extensive literature reviews, and detailed case studies, this remarkable volume clearly sets the standard for the field. It does nothing less than establish itself as the benchmark, one that will carry the field well into the next century. "The long-awaited Handbook of Science and Technology Studies--sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science is a truly substantial work, both in size and in the breadth of its many contributions. It is a rich and valuable guide to much that is transpiring in the field of Science and Technology Studies. In the editors words, it is 'an unconventional but arresting atlas of the field at a particular moment in its history'" --Science, Technology & Society "This book is not only an important resource for practitioners, but it also may help to spark the curiosity of those who are outside the field--including scientists and engineers themselves--and so pull the "half-seen world' of science and technology studies even more fully into the light of day." --American Scientist "The book as a whole is an impressive testimony to the vitality of a burgeoning field." -New Scientist "It reflects the international and interdisciplinary nature of the society. An excellent resource" --Choice

A Field Guide for Science Writers

The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers

Author: Deborah Blum,Mary Knudson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195124941

Category: Science

Page: 287

View: 1790

This authoritative handbook gathers together insights and tips, personal stories and lessons of some of America's best-known science writers, men and women who work for "The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Examiner, Time, ", National Public Radio, and other eminent news outlets. Filled with wonderful anecdotes and down-to-earth, practical information, it is both illuminating and a pleasure to read.

Understanding and Communicating Science

New Agendas in Communication

Author: LeeAnn Kahlor,Patricia Stout

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135269807

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 9605

This volume explores the evolution of science communication, addressing key issues and offering substance for future study. Harnessing the energies of junior scholars on the forefront of science communication, this work pushes the boundaries of research forward, allowing scholars to sample the multiple paradigms and agendas that will play a role in shaping the future of science communication. Editors LeeAnn Kahlor and Patricia Stout challenge their readers to channel the energy within these chapters to build or continue to build their own research agendas as all scholars work together – across disciplines – to address questions of public understanding of science and communicating science. These chapters are intended to inspire still more research questions, to help aspiring science communication scholars locate their own creative and original research programs, and to help veteran science communication scholars expand their existing programs such that they can more actively build interdisciplinary bridges. Crossing methodological boundaries, work from quantitative and qualitative scholars, social scientists and rhetoricians is represented here. This volume is developed for practitioners and scholars alike – for anyone who is concerned about or interested in the future of science and how communication is shaping and will continue to shape that future. In its progressive pursuit of interdisciplinary research streams – of thinking outside methodological and theoretical boxes – this book inspires science communication scholars at all levels to set a new standard for collaboration not just for science communication, but for communication research in general.

The Therapeutic Cloning Debate

Global Science and Journalism in the Public Sphere

Author: Dr Eric A Jensen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472403800

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 6761

Exploring the controversy surrounding therapeutic human cloning, this book draws upon data collected from news articles and interviews with journalists to examine the role of mass media in shaping biomedical controversies. With specific reference to the US and the UK as two leading scientific nations grappling with the global issue of therapeutic cloning, together with attention to the important role played by nations in Southeast Asia, this book sheds light on media representations of scientific developments, the unrealistic hype that can surround them, the influence of religion and the potentially harmful imposition of journalistic and nationalist values on the scientific field. Empirically grounded and theoretically innovative, The Therapeutic Cloning Debate will appeal to social scientists across a range of disciplines with interests in science communication, public engagement, cultural and media studies, science politics, science journalism, the sociology of expert knowledge and risk. It will also appeal to scientists, journalists, policymakers and others interested in how news media frame science for the public.

Science Communication in the World

Practices, Theories and Trends

Author: Bernard Schiele,Michel Claessens,Shunke Shi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400742797

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 7602

This volume is aimed at all those who wonder about the mechanisms and effects of the disclosure of knowledge. Whether they have a professional interest in understanding these processes generally, or they wish to conduct targeted investigations in the PCST field, it will be useful to anyone involved in science communication, including researchers, academics, students, journalists, science museum staff, scientists high public profiles, and information officers in scientific institutions.

Science Serialized

Representations of the Sciences in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals

Author: Geoffrey Cantor,Sally Shuttleworth

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262262187

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 4640

Essays examining the ways in which the Victorian periodical press presented the scientific developments of the time to general and specialized audiences. Nineteenth-century Britain saw an explosion of periodical literature, with the publication of over 100,000 different magazines and newspapers for a growing market of eager readers. The Victorian periodical press became an important medium for the dissemination of scientific ideas. Every major scientific advance in the nineteenth century was trumpeted and analyzed in periodicals ranging from intellectual quarterlies such as the Edinburgh Review to popular weeklies like the Mirror of Literature, from religious periodicals such as the Evangelical Magazine to the atheistic Oracle of Reason. Scientific articles appeared side by side with the latest fiction or political reporting, while articles on nonscientific topics and serialized novels invoked scientific theories or used analogies drawn from science.The essays collected in Science Serialized examine the variety of ways in which the nineteenth-century periodical press represented science to both general and specialized readerships. They explore the role of scientific controversy in the press and the cultural politics of publication. Subject range from the presentation of botany in women's magazines to the highly public dispute between Darwin and Samuel Butler, and from discussions of the mind-body problem to those of energy physics. Contributors include leading scholars in the fields of history of science and literature: Ann B. Shteir, Jonathan Topham, Frank A. J. L. James, Roger Smith, Graeme Gooday, Crosbie Smith, Ian Higginson, Gillian Beer, Bernard Lightman, Helen Small, Gowan Dawson, Jonathan Smith, James G. Paradis, and Harriet Ritvo

Bridging the Communication Gap in Science and Technology

Lessons from India

Author: Pallava Bagla,V. V. Binoy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811010250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 4667

This first-of-a-kind volume provides a snapshot of existing science communication policy and practice in India across different S&T sectors, and offers solutions to building effective communication. It provides an understanding on how to avoid societal clashes in situations when science meets the public in these sectors. The editors and contributors argue that effective S&T communication leads not only to a more informed public but also benefits research itself, and in a changing society like India this is a crucial element related to good governance and policy making. In this volume, experienced masters of the craft provide practical solutions to making S&T communication more effective in a vast democracy like India, which has complex issues related to literacy levels, diverse languages, varying political will, reach, and resources. Through, discussions on cases of creating information modules for the public on the Internet, television and radio, social media, as well a s traditional ways of outreach like people’s science movements, holding popular science events, and fairs, the volume provides highly valuable directions on how developing countries with low resources and complex populations can communicate S&T research to the public and bridge communication gaps. This volume will interest researchers from science, social science, mass communication and public relations departments, journalists, as well as practitioners and policy makers from government and non-government institutions involved in S&T policy, practice and communication and people who want to understand the complex S&T landscape of India.