Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age: Implications for Public Engagement and Popular Media

How are recent policy changes affecting how scientists engage with the public How are new technologies influencing how scientists disseminate their work and knowledge How are new media platforms changing the way the public interact with scientific information Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age is a collection of newly commissioned chapters by leaHow are recent policy changes affecting how scientists engage with the public How are new technologies influencing how scientists disseminate their work and knowledge How are new media platforms changing the way the public interact with scientific information Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age is a collection of newly commissioned chapters by leading science communication scholars It addresses current theoretical, practical and policy developments in science communication, including recent calls for greater openness and transparency and engagement and dialogue on the part of professional scientists with members of the public It provides a timely and wide ranging review of contemporary issues in science communication, focusing on two broad themes The first theme critically reviews the recent dialogic turn and ascendant branding of public engagement with science It addresses contemporary theoretical and conceptual issues facing science communication researchers, and draws on a range of methodological approaches and examples The second theme, popular media, examines recent trends in the theory and research of these forms of science communication It includes contemporary accounts of the study of traditional forms of popular media, including television and newspapers, examining how they are produced, represented and consumed This theme also documents examples where novel forms of popular media are challenging researchers to re think how they approach these forms of science communication A companion volume, Practising Science Communication in the Information Age, provides an ideal introduction to anyone wishing to reflect on the practices of contemporary science communication.
Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age Implications for Public Engagement and Popular Media How are recent policy changes affecting how scientists engage with the public How are new technologies influencing how scientists disseminate their work and knowledge How are new media platforms chang

  • Title: Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age: Implications for Public Engagement and Popular Media
  • Author: Richard Holliman Eileen Scanlon Elizabeth Whitelegg Sam Smidt
  • ISBN: 9780199552665
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
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