In this paper the first results will be presented of a content analysis of medical television shows on Dutch tv between 1961 and 2000. The main question of the study has been whether or not the use of scientific information in the media has changed from 1961 onwards. This question is posed to the background of processes of scientification and mediazation of culture. From the analysis of the speaking time of experts, journalist and lay people in medical tv shows the conclusion is drawn that three different periods of medical television can be distinguished: a scientific, journalisic and lay period.

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Where has science gone?
The mediazation of science on television between 1961 and 2000

Piet Verhoeven   Universiteit van Amsterdam

In this paper the first results will be presented of a content analysis of medical television shows on Dutch tv between 1961 and 2000. The main question of the study has been whether or not the use of scientific information in the media has changed from 1961 onwards. This question is posed to the background of processes of scientification and mediazation of culture. From the analysis of the speaking time of experts, journalist and lay people in medical tv shows the conclusion is drawn that three different periods of medical television can be distinguished: a scientific, journalisic and lay period.

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