The paper outlines the results of the first exploratory survey on the attitudes of Italian researchers to their interaction with the mass media and the general public, and conducted at wo interdisciplinary research institutions. Building on the methodology of the key international study in this field, the paper offers the opportunity for interesting comparison to beade with results from other countries. The findings point to a significant variety in scientists’ attitudes towards the media and the public, which relate to different patterns of engagement in relevant activities, as well as to different models and conceptions of the science/media/public interaction.

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Mapping Variety in Scientists’ Attitudes towards the Media and the Public
An Exploratory Study on Italian Researchers

Massimiano Bucchi   Dept. of Sociology, Università di Trento, Italy

Barbara Saracino   Dept. of Sociology, Università di Trento, Italy

The paper outlines the results of the first exploratory survey on the attitudes of Italian researchers to their interaction with the mass media and the general public, and conducted at wo interdisciplinary research institutions. Building on the methodology of the key international study in this field, the paper offers the opportunity for interesting comparison to beade with results from other countries. The findings point to a significant variety in scientists’ attitudes towards the media and the public, which relate to different patterns of engagement in relevant activities, as well as to different models and conceptions of the science/media/public interaction.

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