ARTICLE: Journalists vs. scientific experts


The news media is a major source to the general public in matters of science and health. Still journalists and experts tend to differ in what they consider as newsworthy and relevant, writes Rony Armon. This article is focused on an interview with a medical expert who discusses the possibility of predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from an early age.

According to Armon experts can reshape news media narratives into bringing the complexities they handle to the fore, while still responding to journalistic criteria of newsworthiness and relevance.

This article is an online first publication of journal Discourse and Communication. It can be read here. (abstract public)

Picture ADHD! by Bob, Licence: CC BY-ND 2.0

Give us feedback