Mediating Social Science / Edition 1

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803975774
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/17/1998
  • Series: Sociology Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192

Meet the Author

A leading in the field, Natalie Fenton is Reader and Co-Director of the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre, and co-Director of the new Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy.

Alan Bryman is Professor of Organizational and Social Research, School of Management, University of Leicester, UK.

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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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