ERIC Number: ED028920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Science and the Mass Media.
The nature and the practices surrounding the mass media reporting of science to the public are examined. Intended for those who have some concern for, or an involvement in the public understanding of science, technology, or medicine, the book is directed toward scientists, engineers, and physicians, and those also who practice the art of journalism, teach it, or are aspirants to the profession of science reporting. The fourteen chapters deal with such topics as (1) the importance of science in our culture, (2) the nature of science news reporting, (3) the clash of the two cultures, (4) diffusion of science news, (5) analysis of subject material that is reported, (6) the science writer, his education, background, and work, (7) case histories of reporting assignments, (8) scientists' views of science reporting, and (9) the training of the science writer. (DH)
Descriptors: Communications, Journalism, Mass Media, Sciences, Scientific Enterprise, Scientific Literacy, Socioeconomic Influences, Technical Writing, Technology, Television
New York University Press, 32 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003 ($6.95)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.