This study examines the patterns of news coverage of biotechnological issues through a theoretical approach based on multidimensional aspects.The study aim is to present a desirable   model of the news patterns involved in the reporting of biotechnological matters. The results   show that new modes of news coverage have emerged, especially in regards to editorial   sections, themes and complexities. Firstly,regarding editorial sections, biotechnological new items were increasingly placed in social and internationalsections, thereby eroding their  predominance in science and technology sections. Secondly, in terms ofthemes, newspapers started to concentrate on the birth of new life, compared with their earlier focus on the medical treatment of disease. Finally, the complexities of new items were characterized by explanations of biotechnological development when research performance reached its peak.

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The patterns of news coverage of biotechnological issues

SangHee Kweon   SungKyunKwan University

This study examines the patterns of news coverage of biotechnological issues through a theoretical approach based on multidimensional aspects.The study aim is to present a desirable   model of the news patterns involved in the reporting of biotechnological matters. The results   show that new modes of news coverage have emerged, especially in regards to editorial   sections, themes and complexities. Firstly,regarding editorial sections, biotechnological new items were increasingly placed in social and internationalsections, thereby eroding their  predominance in science and technology sections. Secondly, in terms ofthemes, newspapers started to concentrate on the birth of new life, compared with their earlier focus on the medical treatment of disease. Finally, the complexities of new items were characterized by explanations of biotechnological development when research performance reached its peak.

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