Ben Stein’s Trojan Horse: Mobilizing the State House and Local News Agenda
In April, as the documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed premiered in more than a 1,000 theaters across the country…
Moving Beyond Gore’s Message: A Look Back (and Ahead) at Climate Change Communications
Conventional wisdom pegs 2007 as the long awaited tipping point in waking the public up to the urgency of global warming.
A “Two Step Flow of Popularization” for Climate Change
Recruiting Opinion-Leaders for Science
The Next Big Storm
Can Scientists and Journalists Work Together to Improve Coverage of the Hurricane-Global Warming Controversy?
Going Nuclear: Frames and Public Opinion about Atomic Energy
The debate over nuclear energy is back.
Avian Flu and the Surveillance Function of the News Media
Avian flu remains a topic heavy with scientific uncertainty, yet high in potential risk.
Cultural Indicators of the Paranormal
Tracking the Media/Belief Nexus
How Press Coverage Limits Controversy in the U.S. Over Plant Biotechnology
When the WTO ruled last week that the European Union had violated international trade rules by blocking U.S. imports…
The New Partisan Divide in Public Opinion about Stem Cell Research
It is still too early to gauge any public opinion fallout from the Korean stem cell scandal.
Understanding Bias in Coverage of Intelligent Design
Follow-up on Columbia Journalism Review article and New York Times Series
The Multiple Meanings of Public Understanding
Why Definitions Matter to the Communication of Science
Polling Opinion about Evolution
Low Information Public Underscores Importance of Communication Strategy
Explaining Majority Support for Stem Cell Research
Did Communication Efforts Trump Moral Values in 2004?
Resurrecting Questions about The Passion of the Christ
In the six months since its premiere, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ has grossed over $370 million in the U.S.
Evaluating the Impact of The Day After Tomorrow
Can a Blockbuster Film Shape the Public’s Understanding of a Science Controversy?
Understanding What the American Public Really Thinks About Stem Cell and Cloning Research
Few issues have sparked as much survey attention in the U.S. as the controversy over stem cell and therapeutic cloning research.
The Controversy Over Stem Cell Research and Medical Cloning
Tracking the Rise and Fall of Science in the Public Eye
Who’s Getting It Right and Who’s Getting It Wrong in the Debate About Science Literacy?
Opinions clash over the best way to bolster public support for science.
Follow-up to Matt Nisbet
Regarding his review of The Skeptical Environmentalist
The Skeptical Environmentalist: A Case Study in the Manufacture of News
Review of the book by Bjørn Lomborg