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Title Encyclopedia of science and technology communication / edited by Susanna Hornig Priest
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [2010]
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Contents v. 1. Abortion -- Active Audiences and Science -- Actor-Network Theory -- Africa, Science in -- Agenda Setting and Science -- Agricultural Biotechnology -- Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow -- Agricultural Journalism -- Alcohol, Risk Communication for -- Alien Abduction -- Alternative Energy, Overview -- Alternative Medicine -- American Association for Public Opinion Research -- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) -- American Medical Association -- American Medical Writers Association -- Anti-Drug Campaigns -- Anti-Smoking Campaigns -- Architecture, Sustainable -- Asilomar -- Asimov, Isaac -- Association for Communication Excellence -- Asteroid Impacts -- Astrobiology -- Astronomy, Public Communication of -- Attenborough, David -- Attentive Public -- Audiences for Science -- Australia, Science in -- Avian Flu -- Beat Reporting -- Big Science -- Bioethicists as Sources -- Biofuels -- Bioinformatics -- Bioterrorism -- Bovine Somatotropin (BST or BGH) -- Breast Cancer Communication -- Canada, Science Communication in -- Cancer Prevention and Risk Communication -- Career Paths, Medical Writing/Medical Journalism -- Career Paths, Science/Environmental Journalism -- Carson, Rachel -- Carver, George Washington -- Censorship in Science -- Center for Science in the Public Interest -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. -- Chernobyl -- Children's Television and Science -- Citizen Science -- Citizens Jury -- Clarke, Arthur C. -- Clean Air Act -- Clean Water Act -- Climate Change, Communicating -- Cloning -- Cold War Rhetoric -- Colonizing Other Worlds -- Communicating Science to Children -- Communication Campaigns in Health and Environment -- Community "Right to Know" -- Computer-Tailored Messages -- Conflicts of Interest in Science -- Consensus Conference -- Conversation and Science Communication -- Council for the Advancement of Science Writing -- Creationism -- Crick, Francis -- Crisis Communication -- Cultivation Theory and Science -- Darwin, Charles -- Dawkins, Richard -- Deductive Logic -- Deficit Model -- Deliberative Democracy -- Deliberative Polling -- Department of Agriculture, U.S. -- Department of Energy, U.S. -- Dewey, John -- Diffusion of Innovations -- Digital Divide -- Digital Rhetoric and Science -- Disaster Coverage -- Discourse Analysis and Science -- Drug Advertising -- East Asia, Science Communication in -- Effective Graphics -- Einstein, Albert -- Embargo System -- Endangered Species Act -- Environmental Defense Fund -- Environmental Impact Statements -- Environmental Journalism -- Environmental Justice -- Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. -- ETC Group -- Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) -- Eugenics -- Europe, Research System in -- European Space Agency -- Evaluation of Science Communication -- Evidence-Based Medicine -- Exxon Valdez -- Fear Appeals -- Feynman, Richard -- Food and Drug Administration, U.S. -- Food Irradiation -- Food Libel Laws -- Food Safety -- Framing and Priming in Science Communication -- Franklin, Benjamin -- Freelancing -- Fuel Cell Technology -- Galilei, Galileo -- Gender Representations of Scientists -- Gene -- Gene Patenting -- Gene Therapy -- Gould, Stephen Jay -- Government Public Information -- Greenpeace -- Hawking, Stephen -- Health Communication, Overview -- Health Communication and the Internet -- Health Literacy -- Highway Safety -- HIV/AIDS Prevention and Communication -- Holography -- House Science Committee, U.S. -- Hubble Space Telescope -- Human Genome Project -- Hurricane Katrina -- India, Science and Science Communication in -- Inductive Logic -- Information Seeking and Processing -- Information Society -- Information Subsidies -- Institutional Review Board -- Intelligent Design in Public Discourse -- International Science Journalism Associations -- Internet, History of -- Interpretive Communities -- Interviewing Scientists -- Invasive Species -- Invisible College -- Issues in Science and Technology -- Knowledge Gap Hypothesis -- Kuhn, Thomas -- Land Grant System, U.S. -- Latin America, Science Communication in -- Latour, Bruno -- Logical Positivism -- Love Canal -- Low-Level Radiation -- Mad Cow Disease (BSE) -- Manhattan Project -- Maverick Science and Journalism -- McClintock, Barbara -- Mead, Margaret -- Media Convergence -- Medical Journalism -- Mendel, Gregor -- Merton, Robert K. -- Metaphors in Science Communication -- Mexico, Science Communication in -- Muir, John -- Nanotechnology -- Nanotechnology, Regulation of -- Narrative in Science Communication -- National Academies, U.S. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. -- National Association of Science Writers -- National Development, Science and Technology in -- National Institutes of Health, U.S. -- National Science Foundation, U.S. -- Nature -- Nelkin, Dorothy -- Newspaper Science Pages -- NIMBY ("Not In My Back Yard") -- Nuclear Power -- Nuclear Waste -- Nuclear Weapons -- Nutrigenomics -- Nutrition and Media
v. 2. Nye, Bill -- Obesity Epidemic -- Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. -- Office of Science and Technology Policy, U.S. -- Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. -- Online Media and the Sciences -- Opinion Leaders and Opinion Leadership -- Oppenheimer, J. Robert -- Optimistic Bias -- Pandemics, Origins of -- Particle Accelerators -- Peer Review -- Physician-Patient Communication -- Physicians for Social Responsibility -- Planetary Protection -- Planned Behavior, Theory of -- Popper, Karl -- Popular Science, Overview -- Popular Science and Formal Education -- Postmodernism and Science -- Precautionary Principle -- Pseudoscience -- Psychometric Paradigm -- Public Communication of Science and Technology -- Public Engagement -- Public Health Service, U.S. -- Public Relations and Science -- Public Understanding of Research -- Public Understanding of Science -- Public Understanding of Science (Journal) -- Recombinant DNA -- Religion, Science, and Media -- Reproductive Medicine -- Research Ethics, Overview -- Resource Mobilization -- Rhetoric of Medicine -- Rhetoric of Science -- Risk Analysis -- Risk Communication, Overview -- Risks and Benefits -- Role Models in Science -- Royal Society -- Sagan, Carl -- Satellites, Science of -- SciDev.Net -- Science -- Science and Engineering Ethics -- Science and Politics -- Science and the Giant Screen -- Science Café -- Science Centers and Science Museums -- Science Circus -- Science Communication -- Science Communication and Indigenous North America -- Science Documentaries -- Science Fiction -- Science in Advertising -- Science Indicators, History of the NSB Project on -- Science in Magazines -- Science in the Movies -- Science in Virtual Worlds -- Science Literacy -- Science Magazines -- Science on Radio -- Science Shops -- Science, Technology, & Human Values -- Science, Technology, and Society Studies -- Science Theater -- Scientific Consensus -- Scientific Ethos -- Scientific Journal, History of -- Scientific Method -- Scientific Publishing, Overview -- Scientific Societies -- Scientist-Journalist Conflicts -- Scientist-Journalist Relations -- Scientists as Sources -- Scientists' Institute for Public Information -- Scientists' Understanding of the Public -- Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. -- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. -- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -- Sigma Xi -- Skepticism -- Snow, C.P. -- Social Amplification of Risk Framework -- Social and Behavioral Science Reporting -- Social Epistemology -- Social Justice -- Social Marketing -- Society for Risk Analysis -- Society for Technical Communication -- Society of Environmental Journalists -- Solar Energy -- Space Program, Overview -- Space Shuttle -- Spiral of Silence and Science -- Stem Cell Controversy -- Strategic Communication for Science and Technology -- String Theory -- Superconducting Super Collider -- Superfund -- Surgeon General, U.S. -- Surveys -- Sustainability -- Synthetic Biology and Genomics -- Technical Communication -- Technological Determinism -- Technological Literacy -- Technology Assessment -- Television Science -- Teller, Edward -- Tenure System -- Third-Person Effect -- Three Mile Island -- Town Hall Meetings -- Toxicogenomics -- Toxic Substances Regulation -- Translational Research -- Trust and Attitudes -- Two Cultures -- UFOlogy -- Uncertainty in Science Communication -- Understanding Expertise -- Union of Concerned Scientists -- Upstream Engagement -- Vaccines, Fear of -- Venter, J. Craig -- Visible Scientist -- Visual Images in Science Communication -- Watson, James D. -- Weather Reporting -- Wind Power -- Appendix A. Science Communication Programs -- Appendix B. Annotated Bibliography
Summary The explosion of scientific information is exacerbating the information gap between richer/poorer, educated/less-educated publics. The proliferation of media technology and the popularity of the Internet help some keep up with these developments but also make it more likely others fall further behind. This is taking place in a globalizing economy and society that further complicates the division between information haves and have-nots and compounds the challenge of communicating about emerging science and technology to increasingly diverse audiences. Journalism about science and technology must fill this gap, yet journalists and journalism students themselves struggle to keep abreast of contemporary scientific developments. Scientists - aided by public relations and public information professionals - must get their stories out, not only to other scientists but also to broader public audiences. Funding agencies increasingly expect their grantees to engage in outreach and education, and such activity can be seen as both a survival strategy and an ethical imperative for taxpayer-supported, university-based research. Science communication, often in new forms, must expand to meet all these needs. Providing a comprehensive introduction to students, professionals and scholars in this area is a unique challenge because practitioners in these fields must grasp both the principles of science and the principles of science communication while understanding the social contexts of each. For this reason, science journalism and science communication are often addressed only in advanced undergraduate or graduate specialty courses rather than covered exhaustively in lower-division courses. Even so, those entering the field rarely will have a comprehensive background in both science and communication studies. This circumstance underscores the importance of compiling useful reference materials. The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication presents resources and strategies for science communicators, including theoretical material and background on recent controversies and key institutional actors and sources. Science communicators need to understand more than how to interpret scientific facts and conclusions; they need to understand basic elements of the politics, sociology, and philosophy of science, as well as relevant media and communication theory, principles of risk communication, new trends, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of science communication programmes, to mention just a few of the major challenges. This work will help to develop and enhance such understanding as it addresses these challenges and more
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Communication in science -- Encyclopedias.
Communication of technical information -- Encyclopedias.
Science and state -- Encyclopedias.
Science news -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Form Electronic book
Author Priest, Susanna Hornig.
ISBN 1412959209
1412959217 (electronic bk.)
1849727600 (online)
9781412959216 (electronic bk.)
9781849727600 (online)