Interactions with the Mass Media

  title={Interactions with the Mass Media},
  author={Hans Peter Peters and Dominique Brossard and Suzanne de Cheveign{\'e} and Sharon Dunwoody and Monika Kallfass and Steven Miller and Shōji Tsuchida},
  pages={204 - 205}
A survey reveals that media contacts of scientists in top R&D countries are more frequent and smooth than was previously thought. 

When reporters attack

Scientists and the media have a notoriously difficult relationship, but maybe they get on better than we think, says Philip Ball.

Scientists, the Media, and the Public Communication of Science

The relationship between scientists and journalists has evolved in recent years with the advent of numerous sociocultural changes and drastic shifts within the media ecosystem. Media professionals

Socialization or Rewards? Predicting U.S. Scientist-Media Interactions

This study investigates scientists as public communicators, with a particular focus on factors that influence scientists' interactions with the mass media. Based on a U.S. survey of scientists, the

Gap between science and media revisited: Scientists as public communicators

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  • Education
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2013
An up-to-date account of the current media relations of scientists, based on a comprehensive analysis of relevant surveys, suggests that most scientists consider visibility in the media important and responding to journalists a professional duty.

COMPASS: Navigating the Rules of Scientific Engagement

COMPASS shares a decade of experience in helping scientists become effective leaders by navigating a path from outreach to meaningful engagement with journalists and policymakers.

The science-media interaction in biomedical research in the Netherlands. Opinions of scientists and journalists on the science-media relationship

Scientists’ participation in science communication and public engagement activities is considered important and a duty. However, in particular, the science-media relationship has not been studied

Scientists in the public sphere: Interactions of scientists and journalists in Brazil.

A survey of about 1,000 Brazilian scientists indicates that scientists have clear and high expectations about how journalists should act in reporting scientific information in the media, but such expectations do not always seem to be met.

A critical evaluation of science outreach via social media: its role and impact on scientists.

It is called for the scientific community to create tangible plans that value, measure, and help manage scientists' social media engagement.

On Media and Science in Late Modern Societies

This literature review of the media-and-science field identifies a traditional and alternative media-sociological approach and reflects on how two structural developments in late modern

The Influence of Presumed Media Influence on News About Science and Scientists

According to the authors, much of media coverage of science and scientists is explained by scientists’ beliefs regarding the impact of appearing in media on their careers. Their argument rests on



Bringing down the barriers

Public communication should be part of common scientific practice and not just in the context of scientific research.

Scientists' and science writers' experiences reporting genetic discoveries: Toward an ethic of trust in science journalism

To the degree that trust facilitates the access that science writers have to scientists, as well as higher quality interviews between scientists and science writers, trust might also contribute to higher quality media reporting.

Öffentliche Kommunikation über Klimawandel und Sturmflutrisiken: Bedeutungskonstruktion durch Experten, Journalisten und Bürger

Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Peters, geb. 1955, ist Leiter des Forschungsschwerpunkts „Öffentlichkeit, Politik und Massenmedien“ der Programmgruppe Mensch-Umwelt-Technik des Forschungszentrums Jülich und

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  • 1997

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  • New York,
  • 2000

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    We gratefully acknowledge contributions of A. Cain and A.-S. Paquez in preparation and fieldwork

    • Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the research initiative