Science and the Media : Ethical Issues

TitleScience and the Media : Ethical Issues
Publication TypeTeaching Module
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEdelman, D
Corporate AuthorsNorth Carolina State University, Graduate School, Preparing Future Leaders,
Series TitleResponsible Conduct of Research Modules for the Preparing Future Leaders Program at NSCU
Date Published2009
PublisherNorth Carolina State University, Graduate School
KeywordsCOMMUNICATION , media , Media Studies , PUBLIC , Public Engagement and Science , SCIENCE
AbstractThis module addresses the complex interface of research and the media. The module discusses the special collaboration between scientists and media and the challenges both face in communicating science to the public at large. The module, which contains a number of essays and reflective questions and covers such issues as the importance of objectivity, accuracy, and honest disclosure in these types of communications, public policy issues connected with the communication of science, issues of communicating uncertainty, and includes a case study. The guide also includes some practical advice for researchers when talking to the media.
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