October 23, 2018

New Resource: Science Media Monitor From Annenberg Policy Center “Aims to Improve Public Understanding of Science”

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center:

How well does the news cover the process of scientific discovery?

That question is the focus of the first report of the Annenberg Science Media Monitor, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center‘s Science of Science Communication program. The Science Media Monitor analyzes the news coverage of widely reported scientific findings in order to increase the public’s understanding of the scientific process.

The Science Media Monitor is supported by a grant from the Rita Allen Foundation.

The media monitor’s first report was released this past weekend to attendees of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference in Washington, D.C.

The report examines how four major media organizations reported on 165 scholarly studies from April 2015 through December 2017. The outlets – The New York TimesUSA TodayThe Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post – published a total of 281 stories on those studies.

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Resources

Direct to Social Media Monitor (First Report)
7
 pages; PDF.

Direct to Social Media Monitor Website

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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