Science, Journalism and Media Logic

Iris Korthagen

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Science journalism is an important distribution channel for the results and insights produced by scientific research, and as such plays an important role in shaping public opinion of science. This prompted the Rathenau Institute to study the state of science journalism. We see journalists as partners in our mission to shape the debate on science, technology and society.

‘Science, Journalism and Media Logic’ is based on this study. Iris Korthagen explores the conflict between media logic and scientific logic. What is the future, role and task of independent science journalism?
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRathenau Instituut
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Science journalism
  • Media logic
  • Science communication
  • Watchdog


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