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Science in TV news in Germany
Different approaches in presenting science to the public in private and public TV channels

Winfried Göpfert  

Utz Lederbogen  

Science news hardly receive attention in TV news. But when science is reported in TV news bulletins, what kind of science and what image of science and scientists is portrayed?

Are there differences between the image of science in private and public TV channels?

This paper is part of a joined European study in which research groups of 7 European countries tempted to analyse the science reporting in private and public channels during the same period.

A copy of the full paper has not yet been submitted.