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20. Science journalism

Sharon Dunwoody

Abstract

Although science journalism remains a potent actor in society, it has endured a number of transformations over the decades and is now undergoing yet another one as legacy media organizations - the science journalist’s traditional employers - decline and online channels proliferate. This chapter tracks the “story” of science journalists through their relationships with scientists, with fellow journalists, and with their own news organizations. It also explores the types of impacts that media science stories are likely to have on audiences and summarizes studies that are beginning to explore science journalists’ ventures into blogs and social media.

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