Limits on marketing cigarettes may be undercut by user-generated YouTube videos. A study of adolescents finds it's possible to counteract such pro-tobacco videos with a corrective message.
The E. W. Scripps Company and TV station KUSA in Denver have won the 2017 Cronkite/Jackson Prizes for Fact Checking Political Messages, USC's Lear Center and APPC said.
In a Sackler Colloquium address, Kathleen Hall Jamieson discussed how science can get distorted as it is communicated and how it can be more faithfully presented.
On CNN's "Reliable Sources," APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson proposed a new term for made-up stories or "fake news": "Viral deception" or VD.
APPC postdoctoral fellows presented their research overseas, speaking on GMOs and risk perceptions at a Society for Risk Analysis forum in Italy and on publication bias at a talk in Germany.
APPC researchers urge scientists to engage with the public on scientific issues but caution them to carefully choose their audiences and avoid two-sided debates explicitly framed as conflicts.