Science and Journalism

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Essay #: 061052
Total text length is 9,850 characters (approximately 6.8 pages).

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Science and Journalism
We live in a society that places a high value on science. Science is often seen as a way of obtaining objective knowledge and controlling the world(Olson 1990: 196). However, this view is not universally held. Science is ultimately political and so any scientific development results in significant social and political debate(Olson 1990: 196).
In order to understand the role the media plays in creating scientific debate it is necessary to examine the language the media uses in its analysis of a particular scientific issue. In this case we will be focusing on magazine and newspaper stories about transgenic foods.
This essay will argue that the media uses a number of semantic techniques to build the debate around...
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.....ors to create a number of conflicting images in the mind of the public so that they could sell more newspapers or magazines.
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