New Horizons in Science

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Discovery, retraction, and crisis: How and why press reporting on science matters

Topic: Communication
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Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Amphitheater (Marvin Center)

Drawing on research from the Science of Science Communication project, Kathellen Hall Jamieson will share new content analyses of the ways in which the mainstream press makes sense of scientific discoveries in general and controversial science in particular. She will also reveal the results of experiments showing how various press narratives about science affect public trust in this way of knowing.

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