REPORT: Talking about science and badgers

The news stories surrounding a controversial badger cull made use of only a small circle of select scientists, writes Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) fellow and BBC journalist Helen Briggs. Briggs studied some 160 articles, columns and editorials published in UK newspapers regarding the topic. The author also conducted interviews with both … Continued


ARTICLE: Science journalists call nano-tech uncertain

Most science journalists depict nano scale technology (NST) as uncertain in nature. A smaller fraction uses the on-the-other-hand or the downright optimistic approach. The results come from Lars Guenther, Klara Froehlich and Georg Ruhrmann, all of Friedrich Schiller University Jena. They interviewed some 20-odd German science journalists over the reasons behind their reporting styles. The … Continued