The Emergence of Nano News: Tracking Thematic Trends and Changes in U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Nanotechnology

@article{Dudo2011TheEO,
  title={The Emergence of Nano News: Tracking Thematic Trends and Changes in U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Nanotechnology},
  author={A. Dudo and S. Dunwoody and D. Scheufele},
  journal={Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly},
  year={2011},
  volume={88},
  pages={55 - 75}
}
Mediated messages can influence awareness and nascent perceptions of novel or new issues. Nanotechnology is one such issue. This study explores descriptive and thematic characteristics of journalistic coverage of nanotechnology over a twenty-year span using computer-aided content analysis, finding an emphasis on research throughout the period with an increasing focus on both business and health aspects of nanotechnology. Later stories are more likely to address potential risks, while the… Expand
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