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The case for a "deficit model" of science communication

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Dickson, David (main author)
Format:
Commentary
Publication Date:
2005-10-15
URL:
http://www.scidev.net/content/editorials/eng/the-case-for-a-deficit-model-of-science-communication.cfm
Published:
International
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 152
Subject Term:
accuracy, communicators, coverage, freedom of press, information needs, journalism, journalists, reporting, research communication, roles, scientific communication, bias
Notes:
Retrieved October 14, 2005, Via Science and Development Network. 4 pages., "A democratic dialogue over science-related issues is critical for modern societies. But providing reliable information in an accessible way is an essential prerequisite for this to occur." Author notes a worrying trend within much of the world's media whereby a traditional commitment to reporting facts is giving way to coverage on interpretations of fact (or "spin").