While the United Kingdom media market is large, open and complex, science news in Denmark works under different conditions, write Gunver Lystbaek Vestergaard and Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen, of Aarhus University. They compare science news in the UK and Denmark in order to locate small versus large country anomalies through content analysis.
Results show that UK newspapers report more on health and the natural sciences, while Danish newspapers also embrace the social sciences and the humanities. UK newspapers prefer international science news, whereas Danish news prefer national sources. The relative amount of science news is roughly the same in both countries.
The article “Science news in a closed and an open media market: A comparative content analysis of print and online science news in Denmark and the United Kingdom” was published by European Journal of Communication. Read the article here.
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