(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The challenges for science journalism in the UK

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MURCOTT T.H.L. (1) ; WILLIAMS A. (2) ;
(1) City Univ., London, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Univ., Cardiff, ROYAUME-UNI


The world of journalism is changing rapidly as online media grow, squeezing resources and putting pressure on journalists to produce maximum output on minimum resources. The effect is to threaten to shift the role of science news production away from science journalists to public relations (PR) professionals, and to reduce the essential democratic role of the journalist holding the spenders of public money to account. Evidence for this is offered from recent research into the state of science journalism in the UK, and from a BBC-commissioned report into the impartiality of new science coverage in the UK by the state broadcaster


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no2 [pp. 152-160]

Bibliographic references : 39 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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