The impact of the socio/cultural heritage on media perception of science in Croatia is very strong, traditionally and after political changes in 1990. The method of content analysis of Croatian newspapers is used, and comparison with indicators of socio/political assessment of importance of science (allocation for science and higher education, statements of high state officials, incomes in science etc) has been done. Results indicate that media perception of science highly depends on place of science in society defined by socio/cultural heritage.

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The impact of socio/cultural heritage on media perception of science in Croatia

Blanka Jergovic   University College London

Mladen Juracic   University of Zagreb

The impact of the socio/cultural heritage on media perception of science in Croatia is very strong, traditionally and after political changes in 1990. The method of content analysis of Croatian newspapers is used, and comparison with indicators of socio/political assessment of importance of science (allocation for science and higher education, statements of high state officials, incomes in science etc) has been done. Results indicate that media perception of science highly depends on place of science in society defined by socio/cultural heritage.

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