SCIENCE IN THE MEDIA

STC3SIM

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is delivered fully on-line. In this subject students will explore the different ways in which science is represented in the media and why scientific findings poses difficulties for journalists and often leads to under-reporting or misrepresentation. Integrating scientific and media perspectives through a case study approach, Science in the Media will offer an overview of scientific method, along with an overview of key elements of media practice -news values, production values, narrative and popular culture formats, along with media market-research methodologies and key concepts in media and communications theory.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Lawler

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must complete 120 credit points of LTU subjects from any faculty or coordinator's approval

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Incompatible subjectsSTC2SIM

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Readings

Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age: Implications for Public Engagement and Popular Media

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorHolliman, R., Whitelegg, E., Scanlon, E., Smidt, S. and Thomas J.

Year2008

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PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Practising Science Communication in the Information Age: Theorising Professional Practices.

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorHolliman, R., Whitelegg, E., Scanlon, E., Smidt, S. and Thomas J.

Year2008

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The Sciences' Media Connection - Public Communication and its repercussions

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorRodder, Simone

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PublisherE-BOOK, DORDRECHT: SPRINGER

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate critical analytical understanding of (i. theories of media production values/needs and (ii. scientific method
02. Develop the research and practical skills required for critical academic writing.
03. Understand/articulate why the uncertainty that is intrinsic to scientific research findings produces problems for news media producers/reporters
04. Ability to work as a team member
05. Online time management skills
06. Ability to express ideas in a public forum

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