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The rise of science journalism in Denmark

Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen   University of Aarhus

Henry Nielsen   University of Aarhus

In the context of a large-scale national project on the history of Danish science, we conduct a historical investigation into the rise of science journalism in Denmark, 1938-1951. In particular, seeing science journalism as cultural boundary-work (Gieryn 1999), we study the work and lives of the two first professional science journalists in Denmark, Børge Michelsen and Niels Blædel.We situate their work in a context of scientific and public culture and try to take into account their different journalistic experiences.

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