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Is there a medialization of climate science? Results from a survey of German climate scientists


Ivanova, Ana; Schäfer, Mike S; Schlichting, Inga; Schmidt, Andreas (2013). Is there a medialization of climate science? Results from a survey of German climate scientists. Science Communication, 35(5):626-653.

Abstract

The relation between science and the media has recently been termed a medialization of science. The respective literature argues that interaction of scientists with the media and journalists as well as scientists’ adaptation to media criteria has increased. This article analyzes whether German climate scientists are indeed “medialized.” The results of a survey among 1,130 scientists suggest that medialization phenomena exist in climate science but that they differ significantly among different subgroups. While media interactions are more common for high-ranking scientists, an adaptation to media criteria is more typical for scientists with less experience.

Abstract

The relation between science and the media has recently been termed a medialization of science. The respective literature argues that interaction of scientists with the media and journalists as well as scientists’ adaptation to media criteria has increased. This article analyzes whether German climate scientists are indeed “medialized.” The results of a survey among 1,130 scientists suggest that medialization phenomena exist in climate science but that they differ significantly among different subgroups. While media interactions are more common for high-ranking scientists, an adaptation to media criteria is more typical for scientists with less experience.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:07 Feb 2014 07:52
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:28
Publisher:Sage Publications, Inc.
ISSN:1075-5470
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547012475226

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