APPC has launched the Annenberg Science Media Monitor to analyze the content of news reporting on science. The first report focuses on coverage of scientific discovery.
Social and news media have different associations with risk perceptions and preventive behavior in an emerging health threat such as Zika, according to new research.
Threatened by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2016, Florida residents were much more likely than non-Floridians to report taking protective measures. Even so, fewer than half of Floridians said they actually did so.
People’s willingness to use a Zika vaccine when it’s available will be influenced by how they weigh the risks associated with the disease and the vaccine, but also by their misconceptions about other vaccines, a new study has found.
An analysis in PNAS of how the media cover science considers whether scientific self-correction is contributing to a flawed narrative and inadvertently undermining public trust in science.
Scholars, editors, and scientists from the National Academy of Sciences who met in a Sunnylands retreat, in partnership with APPC, proposed uniform standards and greater transparency to clarify the roles of authors across different journals, fields, and cultures.