A study of media coverage of the 2016 Zika virus outbreak found that while stories focused more heavily on certain risk aspects than others, it was the volume of Zika news coverage that increased public familiarity.
Public sentiment on GMOs shifted following the release of a consensus report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a study finds.
Postdoctoral fellow Matt Motta was honored with the Elsevier Atlas award for an article on overconfidence due to ignorance and anti-vaccine attitudes.
In recent years, the “all-consuming news story in biology” has been the discovery of gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9. This report analyzes how news stories presented its ethics, benefits and risks.
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.
In order to increase public understanding of the scientific process by improving science reporting in news, the Annenberg Science Media Monitor analyzes the news coverage of widely reported scientific findings and disseminates its findings to science journalists.
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.
APPC has welcomed seven new postdoctoral fellows in the Science of Science Communication. They bring expertise in communication, media, political science, and psychology, among other fields.