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Food nanotechnology in the news. Coverage patterns and thematic emphases during the last decade.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21095212     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
For novel issues like food nanotechnology, media can play an important role in shaping the awareness and mental associations that underlie public opinion. Seeking to complement recent research exploring public opinion formation about food nanotechnology, this study tracks the evolution of U.S. newspaper coverage of food nanotechnology, identifying the descriptive and thematic traits that have characterized this coverage over time. We use a rigorous methodology to examine the levels of coverage, authorship patterns, and thematic emphases exhibited in the American journalistic narrative about this burgeoning application of nanoscience. Our findings indicate that U.S. newspaper coverage of food nanotechnology is relatively modest in terms of how often it has been covered, its thematic diversity, and the level of journalistic expertise from which it was produced. To our knowledge, this is the first study to empirically assess journalistic coverage of food nanotechnology.
Authors:
Anthony Dudo; Doo-Hun Choi; Dietram A Scheufele
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 5115 Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706, United States.
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