Journalists, Cognition, and the Presentation of an Epidemiologic StudyScience Communication
Format of Original28 p.
Original Item IDdoi: 10.1177/1075547098019003005
AbstractCognitive processes can inform an understanding of newswork. In this case study, the authors examine a growing literature relating cognitive theories to newsmaking and then apply some of the principles in that literature to media coverage of EPA-mandated reformulated gasoline in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In an analysis of how local Milwaukee television news presented an epidemiologic study answering health complaints associated with the gasoline additive, the authors find a number of cognitive processes at work, especially those involving bias and error. Finally, the authors consider implications of such processes for newsmaking.
Citation InformationCraig W. Trumbo, Sharon Dunwoody and Robert Griffin. "Journalists, Cognition, and the Presentation of an Epidemiologic Study" Science Communication (1998) ISSN: 1075-5470
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_griffin/33/