Examining journalists' perceptions and news coverage of stem cell and cloning organizations
Abbreviated Journal Title
Journal. Mass Commun. Q.
MEDIA CREDIBILITY; SCIENCE STORIES; INFORMATION; RISK; COMMUNICATION; NEWSPAPERS; INTERNET; RELIANCE; POWER; Communication
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.
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
"Examining journalists' perceptions and news coverage of stem cell and cloning organizations" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5813.