Examining Journalists' Perceptions and News Coverage of Stem Cell and Cloning Organizations
Yoon, Youngmin, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
This study examines the relationship between credibility and news coverage of organizations involved in the stem cell and/or cloning debate. Medical, health, and science journalists were asked to rate thirty organizations on their credibility-trustworthiness, accuracy, fairness, and bias. The study also involved a content analysis of 883 news stories to rate how the news content portrayed those thirty organizations in terms of five indicators of news coverage. The findings suggest that source credibility is related to the quality aspect of news coverage, such as regular and positive coverage, whereas it is not related to the amount of news coverage.
Credibility is a key concern in …
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Publication information: Article title: Examining Journalists' Perceptions and News Coverage of Stem Cell and Cloning Organizations. Contributors: Yoon, Youngmin - Author. Journal title: Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. Volume: 82. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2005. Page number: 281+. © Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Winter 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.