The present study has been undertaken with the objective of accessing the coverage of research news cum science communication in Indian print media. A content analysis of five English newspapers revealed that newspapers published research news items relating to medical sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, business & management & IT. Frequency of R.N. is negligible, 1.2 per day per newspaper. A strong positive relationship emerged between the newspapers’ readership and frequency of research news appearance. Findings indicate that newspapers reported Indian R.N. in a big way followed by US and UK. Newspapers’ own correspondents and news networks wrote maximum stories rather than news agencies. The news agencies reported R.N. from different countries without any preference for their native country. The study coined two hypotheses out of which one was rejected and alternative hypothesis was accepted. The study dwelt at length on various issues relating to R.N.

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Coverage of research news in Indian newspapers

Umesh Kumar Arya   Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology

The present study has been undertaken with the objective of accessing the coverage of research news cum science communication in Indian print media. A content analysis of five English newspapers revealed that newspapers published research news items relating to medical sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, business & management & IT. Frequency of R.N. is negligible, 1.2 per day per newspaper. A strong positive relationship emerged between the newspapers’ readership and frequency of research news appearance. Findings indicate that newspapers reported Indian R.N. in a big way followed by US and UK. Newspapers’ own correspondents and news networks wrote maximum stories rather than news agencies. The news agencies reported R.N. from different countries without any preference for their native country. The study coined two hypotheses out of which one was rejected and alternative hypothesis was accepted. The study dwelt at length on various issues relating to R.N.

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