Conflicting stories about public scientific controversies: Effects of news convergence and divergence on scientists' credibility.

@article{Jensen2012ConflictingSA,
  title={Conflicting stories about public scientific controversies: Effects of news convergence and divergence on scientists' credibility.},
  author={Jakob D. Jensen and Ryan J. Hurley},
  journal={Public understanding of science},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={689-704}
}
Surveys suggest that approximately one third of news consumers have encountered conflicting reports of the same information. News coverage of science is especially prone to conflict, but how news consumers perceive this situation is currently unknown. College students (N = 242) participated in a lab experiment where they were exposed to news coverage about… CONTINUE READING