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Do the print media "hype" genetic research A comparison of newspaper stories and peer-reviewed research papers

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Caulfield, Timothy (main author), Bubela, Tania M. (author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2004-04-27
Published:
International
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 143
Subject Term:
accuracy, coverage, journalists, mass media, media effectiveness, newspapers, reporting, research communication, risk assessment, risk communication, scientific communication, genetic engineering
Notes:
"Our data suggest that the majority of newspaper articles accurately convey the results of and reflect the claims made in scientific journal articles. Our study also highlights an overemphasis on benefits and under-representation of risks in both scientific and newspaper articles. The cause and nature of this trend is uncertain."