The Role of Media and Deference to Scientific Authority in Cultivating Trust in Sources of Information about Emerging Technologies
Ashley A. Anderson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research focuses on public opinion and public deliberation about emerging science and technology issues.
Dietram A. Scheufele is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His work focuses on public opinion, political communication, and public attitudes toward new technologies, including nanotechnology, stem cell research, and genetically modified organisms.
Dominique Brossard (PhD, Cornell University) is an associate professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and a faculty affiliate of the UW–Madison Robert and Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies. Her research broadly focuses on the intersection between science, media and the public and on the understanding of public opinion dynamics in the context of controversial science. She has recently co-edited (with Jim Shanahan and Clint Nesbit) the book The Media, the Public, and Agricultural Biotechnology (CABI Publishing, 2007).
Elizabeth A. Corley is the Lincoln Professor of Public Policy, Ethics & Emerging Technologies and an Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on technology policy and environmental policy. She serves as a Co-Principal Investigator for the NSF-funded Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU).
Ashley A. Anderson, Dietram A. Scheufele, Dominique Brossard, Elizabeth A. Corley; The Role of Media and Deference to Scientific Authority in Cultivating Trust in Sources of Information about Emerging Technologies. Int J Public Opin Res 2012; 24 (2): 225-237. doi: 10.1093/ijpor/edr032
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