The Emergence of Nano News: Tracking Thematic Trends and Changes in U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Nanotechnology
Dudo, Anthony, Dunwoody, Sharon, Scheufele, Dietram A., Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
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 regulatory dimensions, environmental implications, and uncertainty inherent in this emerging technology remain largely unaddressed.
Ensuring that technologies develop in ways that are socially …
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Publication information: Article title: The Emergence of Nano News: Tracking Thematic Trends and Changes in U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Nanotechnology. Contributors: Dudo, Anthony - Author, Dunwoody, Sharon - Author, Scheufele, Dietram A. - Author. Journal title: Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. Volume: 88. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2011. Page number: 55+. © Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Winter 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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