Mediating Social Science / Edition 1

Mediating Social Science / Edition 1

by Natalie Fenton, Alan Bryman, David Deacon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803975775

ISBN-13: 9780803975774

Pub. Date: 02/17/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

What is the interface between social scientists and the media? How does social science come over in news and current affairs in print and broadcasting media? This book examines issues in reception and production studies to build a holistic approach to the study of media representations.

The authors give an accessible and authoritative guide to the mass

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Overview

What is the interface between social scientists and the media? How does social science come over in news and current affairs in print and broadcasting media? This book examines issues in reception and production studies to build a holistic approach to the study of media representations.

The authors give an accessible and authoritative guide to the mass communication process. They examine media production, the nature of media texts, the role of news sources, the general social and political context of mass communication and the ways in which media outputs are assimilated by audiences. The discussions are developed by an examination of the following areas: the interaction between journalists and social scientists; the publici

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803975774
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/17/1998
Series:
Sociology Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Media Sociology and the Sociology of Mediated Studies
Images of Social Science
The Communication Environment of the Social Sciences
Social Scientist as Source
Constructing Social Science in the Newsroom
Understanding Social Science News
Bringing it all Together
The Natural History of a News Item
Conclusion

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