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Towards a better map: Science, the public and the media

Towards a better map: Science, the public and the media

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Published by Charles Dickens
Title: Towards a better map: Science, the public and the media
Publisher: ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Authors: Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professor Justin Lewis, Tammy Speers

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Date: 28/01/2010
Title: Towards a better map: Science, the public and the media
Publisher: ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Authors: Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professor Justin Lewis, Tammy Speers

Original File Name: Mapdocfinal_tcm6-5505.pdf
Source: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/Images/Mapdocfinal_tcm6-5505.pdf
Date: 28/01/2010

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Professor Ian Hargreaves,Professor Justin Lewisand Tammy Speers
Towards a better map:Science,the public and the media
Economic and Social Research Council
 
THIS REPORT continues the work PROFESSOR HARGREAVESbegan withhis report
Who’s Misunderstanding Whom
published by the ESRC in 2000.Professor Hargreaves is currently Board Member, Office of Communicationsand the Group Director of Corporate and Public Affairs, BAA. From 1998 to 2003 he was Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for  Journalism Studies at Cardiff University and he continues there as Professor of Journalism. Before that, he was, in reverse order, editor of 
The New Statesman
, editor of 
The Independent 
, deputy editor of the
Financial Times
and director of news and current affairs at the BBC. He therefore brings to this task widespread experience of all types of reporting, including sciencereporting on television and radio, as well as in newspapers and magazines. JUSTIN LEWIS is Professor of Communication and Deputy Head of theSchool of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. He joined Cardiff in 2000, having worked for 12 years in the United Statesat the University of Massachusetts. He has written or edited eight booksabout media and politics, his most recent being
Constructing Public Opinion:How Elites Do What they Like and Why We Seem to Go Along With It 
,published by Columbia University Press. He has, in recent years, beenparticularly interested in media policy, audiences, and how the news mediainfluences public knowledge and opinion.TAMMY SPEERSworked as research associate on this project.Her PhD continues the work in this project on the MMR vaccine.
The views and statements expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the ESRC.
 
FOREWORD1SUMMARY2INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY6SCIENCE IN THE NEWS: AN OVERVIEWScience in general 9The three issues: volume and style of coverage12 Who tells science stories?15Media coverage of climate change19Media coverage of the MMR controversy22Media coverage of cloning and genetic medical research25THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCETrust29Overall levels of scientific understanding 31 What did we learn from media coveragebetween April and October?34The media and public understanding of climate change 35The media and public understanding of the MMR controversy40The media and public understanding of cloning andgenetic medical research 46CONCLUSIONS50APPENDICESAppendix A 54Appendix B 55Appendix C 55BIBLIOGRAPHY56
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