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1 BSC 3402: Theory and Practice in the Biological Sciences Science and the Media 1 December 2010
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2 Organizational for Today Name cards Return in-class response paper. Next week, 8 Dec. Science and Policy Must write on one of the three topics for RP#6 Answer a question before class on “Read First.” Hand in during class. This week: Student Evaluations Discuss Science and Media Misconduct: the scientist, the media and the public
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3 Science and the Media Most citizens rely on the media to learn about science The way in which science is portrayed in the media affects public opinion and policymaking. “What is the responsibility of journalists to assure that the information they present is accurate?” (p. 183) (Grief & Merz, 2007)
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4 Science and the Media “What is the responsibility of journalists to assure that the information they present is accurate?” May 1998 NYT report on research by M.J. Folkman (Harvard Med) on antiangiogenic agents. (p. 184) Scientific community and journalists criticized report for hyping the story Many unintended consequences What do you think? (Grief & Merz, 2007)
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5 Science and the Media “What is the responsibility of journalists to assure that the information they present is accurate?” May 1998 NYT report on research by M.J. Folkman (Harvard Med) on antiangiogenic agents. (p. 184) Scientific community and journalists criticized report for hyping the story Does disappointment in science affect the public’s view of science? Is this harmful? (Grief & Merz, 2007)
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6 Science and the Media “What is the responsibility of journalists to assure that the information they present is accurate?” What are the responsibilities of scientists (and their institutions) in assuring that the information they present is accurate and realistic? “Science journals such as
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course BSC 3402 taught by Professor Brockmann,h during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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BSC 3402 Week 13 Post - BSC 3402: Theory and Practice in...

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