TITLE

Science News Consumption Patterns and Their Implications for Public Understanding of Science

AUTHOR(S)
Su, Leona Yi-Fan; Akin, Heather; Brossard, Dominique; Scheufele, Dietram A.; Xenos, Michael A.
PUB. DATE
September 2015
SOURCE
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly;Autumn2015, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p597
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Due to changes in the media landscape, the vast majority of the public now depends on a mix of media formats for science news. This study analyzes audiences’ repertoires of science media consumption, and the effect of these consumption patterns on public understanding of science. We also profile those who rely on a mix of online-only sources and traditional media for science news. Our findings indicate that primarily relying on online-only sources is positively associated with a higher understanding of science, even when pertaining to respondents’ level of education and scientific training in the past.
ACCESSION #
109063235

 

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