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Science and the Media

A Column by Matt Nisbet

Ben Stein’s Trojan Horse: Mobilizing the State House and Local News Agenda

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
June 2, 2008

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

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
January 9, 2008

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

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
February 26, 2007

Recruiting Opinion-Leaders for Science

The Next Big Storm

by Matt Nisbet and Chris Mooney
Science and the Media
August 3, 2006

Can Scientists and Journalists Work Together to Improve Coverage of the Hurricane-Global Warming Controversy?

Going Nuclear: Frames and Public Opinion about Atomic Energy

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
June 1, 2006

The debate over nuclear energy is back.

Avian Flu and the Surveillance Function of the News Media

Avian Flu and the Surveillance Function of the News Media

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
April 26, 2006

Avian flu remains a topic heavy with scientific uncertainty, yet high in potential risk.

Cultural Indicators of the Paranormal

Cultural Indicators of the Paranormal

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
March 22, 2006

Tracking the Media/Belief Nexus

How Press Coverage Limits Controversy in the U.S. Over Plant Biotechnology

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
February 22, 2006

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

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
January 9, 2006

It is still too early to gauge any public opinion fallout from the Korean stem cell scandal.

Understanding Bias in Coverage of Intelligent Design

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
September 30, 2005

Follow-up on Columbia Journalism Review article and New York Times Series

The Multiple Meanings of Public Understanding

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
April 28, 2005

Why Definitions Matter to the Communication of Science

Polling Opinion about Evolution

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
March 1, 2005

Low Information Public Underscores Importance of Communication Strategy

Explaining Majority Support for Stem Cell Research

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
November 12, 2004

Did Communication Efforts Trump Moral Values in 2004?

Resurrecting Questions about The Passion of the Christ

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
August 30, 2004

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

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
June 16, 2004

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

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
May 2, 2004

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

The Controversy Over Stem Cell Research and Medical Cloning

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
April 2, 2004

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?

Who’s Getting It Right and Who’s Getting It Wrong in the Debate About Science Literacy?

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
June 9, 2003

Opinions clash over the best way to bolster public support for science.

Follow-up to Matt Nisbet

by John Ståhle
Science and the Media
January 29, 2003

Regarding his review of The Skeptical Environmentalist

The Skeptical Environmentalist: A Case Study in the Manufacture of News

The Skeptical Environmentalist: A Case Study in the Manufacture of News

by Matt Nisbet
Science and the Media
January 23, 2003

Review of the book by Bjørn Lomborg