Issue salience and media framing over 30 years

Martin W. Bauer, Jan M. Gutteling

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    Media coverage of modern biotechnology is the focus of this chapter.1 The mass media are an important player and arena in the development of a new technology (Bauer, 2002a). They create the symbolic environment that fuels technological optimism and pessimism, as it may be, and thus contribute to a public sphere of technological controversies. Are the mass media an extension of interested actors, and therefore a mere epiphenomenon of the establishment, or are they making a contribution sui generis to technological debates? We will address this key issue by splitting it into three separate questions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGenomics & Society, legal, ethical & social dimensions
    EditorsGeorge Gaskell, Martin W. Bauer
    Place of PublicationLondon, UK
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)9781849773867
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84407-113
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2013


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