• Publications
  • Influence
New media landscapes and the science information consumer
  • D. Brossard
  • Education
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 12 August 2013
A snapshot of the current media landscape is provided and recent major research findings related to science communication in the online environment and their implications for science in the 21st century are reviewed.
Are Issue-Cycles Culturally Constructed? A Comparison of French and American Coverage of Global Climate Change
We present a cross-cultural comparison of newspaper coverage of global warming in France and in the United States (1987-1997) as a case study to analyze the impact of culturally bound journalistic
Scientific knowledge and attitude change: The impact of a citizen science project
This paper discusses the evaluation of an informal science education project, The Birdhouse Network (TBN) of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. The Elaboration Likelihood Model and the theory of
The "Nasty Effect: " Online Incivility and Risk Perceptions of Emerging Technologies
It is found that exposure to uncivil blog comments can polarize risk perceptions of nanotechnology along the lines of religiosity and issue support.
Social Structure and Citizenship: Examining the Impacts of Social Setting, Network Heterogeneity, and Informational Variables on Political Participation
In this study, we develop a model of the interplay between sociostructural determinants of an individual's discussion behavior, such as the setting of primary discussion networks (work, church, and
Media Coverage of Public Health Epidemics: Linking Framing and Issue Attention Cycle Toward an Integrated Theory of Print News Coverage of Epidemics
It was found that media concerns and journalists' narrative considerations regarding epidemics did change across different phases of development and across diseases, which suggests that journalists emphasize different narrative considerations at different stages of the issue development cycle, based on the specificity of each disease.
Democracy Based on Difference: Examining the Links Between Structural Heterogeneity, Heterogeneity of Discussion Networks, and Democratic Citizenship
This study explores the direct and indirect links between structural heterogeneity, network heterogeneity, and political participation. We review the often conflicting scholarship on discussion
Deference to Scientific Authority Among a Low Information Public: Understanding U.S. Opinion on Agricultural Biotechnology
Findings from a mail survey of New York State residents that depicts a ‘low information’ public relying heavily on heuristics such as value predispositions, trust, and schema to form an opinion about agricultural biotechnology are reported.
Effects of Value Predispositions, Mass Media Use, and Knowledge on Public Attitudes Toward Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Research on public attitudes toward controversial science seem to be divided between a camp that relies on a ‘scientific literacy model’, which states that increase in public knowledge of science is
Interactions with the Mass Media
A survey reveals that media contacts of scientists in top R&D countries are more frequent and smooth than was previously thought.