Scientific sensationalism in American and British press coverage of therapeutic cloning
Jensen, Eric. (2012) Scientific sensationalism in American and British press coverage of therapeutic cloning. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Vol.89 (No.1). pp. 40-54. ISSN 1077-6990Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077699011428592
This study examines the production and content of press coverage of therapeutic cloning in the United States and Britain. The sample includes 5,128 news articles, as well as qualitative interviews with journalists who covered this science story. This article identifies variations in the valence, relative distribution, and quality of the hype found across the US, UK tabloid, and elite UK press samples. A dialectic of hope and fear is identified in the sampled press content and explained by the journalist interviews. Moreover, scientific hype emerges from the shared economic imperatives and concomitant news values defining American and British journalism.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications, Inc.|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 40-54|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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