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.
An analysis of Twitter posts during the Zika outbreak in 2016 shows a correlation between Twitter topics and the results of nationwide U.S. surveys, according to researchers at APPC and the University of Illinois.
Research from two APPC distinguished research fellows shows that Americans' understanding of evolution - as well as their politics and/or religion - is tied to their acceptance or rejection of it.
APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderated a panel focusing on threats to science's reputation at the National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication.
In an article for the journal Politics and the Life Sciences, Kathleen Hall Jamieson looks at the role that language plays when science is conveyed to the public. Examples include the outbreak of "mad cow" disease in Britain.