Scientific Sources' Perceptions of Network News Accuracy

  title={Scientific Sources' Perceptions of Network News Accuracy},
  author={Barbara Moore and Michael W. Singletary},
  journal={Journalism \& Mass Communication Quarterly},
  pages={816 - 823}
Recent polls seem to indicate that many Americans rely on televiSion as a credible and primary sour-6e of news. To test the accuracy of -this news, a study examined three networks' newscasts of science news, the attitudes of the science sources toward repotting _in their field, and the factor related to accuracy. The Vanderbilt News Archives Index was examined to locate science Stories. When a located item was reported on more than one network, only one version was thosen and selection of a… 
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