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Costs and Benefits of Stem Cell Research and Treatment: Media Presentation and Audience Understanding in Hungary

Vicsek, Lilla (2011) Costs and Benefits of Stem Cell Research and Treatment: Media Presentation and Audience Understanding in Hungary. Science Communication, 33 (3). pp. 309-340. DOI 10.1177/1075547010389820

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Abstract

This study examined the press coverage and audience understanding of the costs and benefits of stem cell research/treatment in Hungary. A content analysis of five newspapers and a focus group study was conducted. The way participants talked about the costs and benefits in many aspects echoed the dominant framing of the issue in the press (medical benefits = main benefit, high expense of treatment = dominant negative aspect). Even though participants applied analogical reasoning to formulate some risks that were missing from the reporting on stem cells, many gaps of the media coverage were echoed in gaps in lay discussions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:stem cells, public understanding, content analysis, focus group, biotechnology, framing, media portrayal, risk communication
Subjects:Food and biotechnology
Sociology
Funders:Bolyai János Grant (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Projects:OTKA PD 73032
DOI:10.1177/1075547010389820
ID Code:950
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:25 Oct 2012 15:22
Last Modified:26 Oct 2012 11:27

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