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Scientific News coverage in News paper and its impact to develop scientific temperament

ANKITA MIHRA  

Scientific News coverage in News paper and its impact to develop scientific temperament (Special reference Daily News paper Dainik Bhaskar and Lokmat) Ankita Mishra Ph.D. Scholar MGAHV,Wardha, INDIA & ASHWANI PANDEY JOURNALIST AND SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR PATNA, INDIA Abstract: The study focuses on coverage of scientific information in daily Hindi news papers which are published from Nagpur, Maharashtra. These two are prominent dailies in this area which cover Vidarbha area also. The research methodology which is being used is content analysis and questionnaire is used as a tool in this study. News papers are more powerful medium and its credible rather than other electronic medium. It proves my study. Finding of study is indicate that scientific information have been covered prominently since last decade but limited areas are in focuses like health, lifestyle, food, Yoga, Meditation, human behavior etc. Scientific news gets limited space in news paper. Rarely scientific news gets space on front page. If they get space on front page then news covers little bit area of page. Overall I found in my research that scientific news coverage is less than scientific information coverage like as feature, articles etc. Impact of scientific information on society is effective. Reading this type of information people makes aware themselves. Another aspect of study is flow of information is governed by major policies and institutional aims and its beneficiaries. I find that in study that other scientific news streams have not been covered. Many reasons are behind it. If news papers covers health issues then many health product selling companies offers advertisements. It is good source of revenue generation. These are major points of study.

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