TITLE

Who Are the Metropolitan Daily Newspaper Science Journalists, And How Do They Work?

AUTHOR(S)
Storad, Conrad J.
PUB. DATE
September 1984
SOURCE
Newspaper Research Journal;Fall1984, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the relationship between scientist and science journalist that continues to grow and is probably stronger today than ever before. The difficulty in science writing is not unlike that of any specialized field of written communication. Just as lawyers have their legal terminology, so scientists have their own vocabulary and jargon. Readership studies have shown the public gets all or most of its science information from the print media. Isolating and identifying the problems encountered by science journalists has received more than a passing interest from communication researchers. Numerous studies concerning science journalism and its practitioners have been conducted since the early 1940s. Studies have focused on the background and training of science journalists. The study sought to gather information which could be used to provide a demographic profile of science journalists surveyed, outline work patterns adhere to by the writers, and compile and correlate attitudes and perceptions held by those surveyed regarding newspaper science writing as it existed in 1983.
ACCESSION #
18076893

 

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