Commentary: How Well Do Scientists Communicate to Media?

TitleCommentary: How Well Do Scientists Communicate to Media?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsValenti, JMyer
JournalScience Communication
Date Published1999
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15528545
AbstractOn the basis of a review of traditionally reported "differences" between journalists and scientists and ongoing research, the author argues that organizational or professional culture dissonance may not present an impermeable barrier to communication. Findings from application of an ethical motivation scale and interviews with environmental journalists, science writers, and their science sources suggest shared goals create the basis for a much-needed two-way conversation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Science Communication is the property of Sage Publications Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesValenti, Joann Myer; Source Info: Dec99, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p172; Subject Term: SCIENTISTS; Subject Term: JOURNALISTS; Subject Term: COMMUNICATION; NAICS/Industry Codes: 711512 Independent actors, comedians and performers; NAICS/Industry Codes: 711513 Independent writers and authors; NAICS/Industry Codes: 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers; Number of Pages: 7p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 2616