Communicating Uncertainty

Author: Sharon M. Friedman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135683425
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Exploring the interactions that swirl around scientific uncertainty and its coverage by the mass media, this volume breaks new ground by looking at these issues from three different perspectives: that of communication scholars who have studied uncertainty in a number of ways; that of science journalists who have covered these issues; and that of scientists who have been actively involved in researching uncertain science and talking to reporters about it. In particular, Communicating Uncertainty examines how well the mass media convey to the public the complexities, ambiguities, and controversies that are part of scientific uncertainty. In addition to its new approach to scientific uncertainty and mass media interactions, this book distinguishes itself in the quality of work it assembles by some of the best known science communication scholars in the world. This volume continues the exploration of interactions between scientists and journalists that the three coeditors first documented in their highly successful volume, Scientists and Journalists: Reporting Science as News, which was used for many years as a text in science journalism courses around the world.

Forschungsfeld Wissenschaftskommunikation

Author: Heinz Bonfadelli
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658128984
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Wissenschaftskommunikation ist zentral für moderne Wissensgesellschaften – und in den vergangenen Jahren immer vielfältiger geworden. Sie findet in der Wissenschaft auf Konferenzen oder in Fachpublikationen statt, in der Politik- und Unternehmensberatung, in Kampagnen, in Massenmedien und in Social Media. Die Kommunikationswissenschaft und andere Sozialwissenschaften haben sich in den letzten Jahren verstärkt mit dem Thema Wissenschaftskommunikation befasst. Der Band kartiert dieses Forschungsfeld, identifiziert zentrale Themen, theoretische Perspektiven und Fragestellungen und stellt den Wissensstand überblickshaft dar.

Stabilit t ffentlicher Meinung

Author: Dominik J. Leiner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658122854
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dieses Buch zeigt, dass die öffentliche Meinung vor allem bei solchen politischen Streitfragen ins Wanken gerät, die im Alltag der Bürger kaum eine Rolle spielen und bei denen Herz und Verstand uneins sind: etwa Militäreinsätze und finanzpolitische Entscheidungen. Anhand einer quantitativen empirischen Studie wird untersucht, inwieweit dieser Befund auf psychologischen Prozessen fußt – und inwieweit die individuelle Einstellungsstärke mit dem Auf und Ab der öffentlichen Meinung zusammenhängt. Eine einjährige Panel-Studie, die statische Auswertung historischer Umfragedaten und eine Analyse der Medienberichterstattung erlauben einen tiefen Einblick in die Dynamik der öffentlichen Meinung.

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Author: Matthias Gross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317964675
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Once treated as the absence of knowledge, ignorance today has become a highly influential topic in its own right, commanding growing attention across the natural and social sciences where a wide range of scholars have begun to explore the social life and political issues involved in the distribution and strategic use of not knowing. The field is growing fast and this handbook reflects this interdisciplinary field of study by drawing contributions from economics, sociology, history, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology, feminist studies, and related fields in order to serve as a seminal guide to the political, legal and social uses of ignorance in social and political life.

Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age

Author: Richard Holliman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN:
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Sections include: Engaging with public engagement, Researching public engagement, Studying science in popular media, Mediating science news, Communicating science in popular media and Examining audiences for popular science.

Mapping Irish Media

Author: John Horgan
Publisher: Univ College Dublin Press
ISBN:
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Mapping Irish Media offers up-to-date research and analysis of the Irish media by Ireland's leading experts in the field. The book is sponsored by the School of Communications at Dublin City University and is specially intended as a much-needed textbook for the fast growing numbers of media studies students in Ireland. It is highly readable and also suitable for those with a general interest in the subject. The book focuses on a wide range of media including the more traditional broadcast and print media (newspapers, radio, and television and film), and also engages with newer media such as the internet and DVD, and newer media genres such as reality TV. Although the book is traditionally structured in sections on production, texts and audiences, the editors' intention has been to raise issues which cross-cut these different aspects.

Science and Its Publics

Author: Alice R. Bell
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN:
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The relationship between science and its publics has concerned commentators since science itself began. Yet in recent years, questions of how and how should science and society interact have come to particular prominence. A field of practice, initially dubbed 'public understanding of science' and later rebranded as 'public engagement with science and technology', has blossomed. But although academic studies have informed the development of this practical field, to date there has been little opportunity to take stock of the full breadth and variety of academic analyses of science communication. In an attempt to reveal the richness of the nascent field of science communication studies, this volume presents critical interdisciplinary analyses of some of the many ways in which science intersects with its publics. From children's science books to computer advertising, news media to lab talk, public engagement to science fiction the sites, modes and meanings of public science are explored. Contributions draw on historical, cultural, science and media studies. All, however, follow science through popular culture, taking critical science studies out of the lab and into society.