Science related information in European television: a study of prime-time news

  title={Science related information in European television: a study of prime-time news},
  author={Bienvenido Le{\'o}n},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={443 - 460}
According to the few studies carried out on this subject, in spite of its importance and interest for the audience, science has been a marginal topic in television news, and has presented several problems of quality. This article presents the main results of a comparative research on science in European television, focusing on the main prime-time news programs of the leading public and the leading commercial channel, in the five largest countries. A sample of two weeks (2676 stories) was… 

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