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Title: Science journalism in Latin America: how the scientific information from a scientific source is accommodated when it is transformed into a journalistic story
Authors: Veneu, Fernanda
Amorim, Luis Henrique
Massarani, Luisa
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Casa de Oswaldo Cruz. Museu da Vida. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: Scientific information – from the moment it is produced by the scientific community until it reaches the nonexpert audience through the newspapers – is submitted to a complex process of adaptation. In this paper, we investigate the process of accommodating the scientific information provided by a primary scientific source (a peer-review journal) into journalistic discourse (a newspaper). As case studies we analyzed four scientific papers published by the peer-reviewed scientific journals Nature and Science, which were simultaneously used as primary scientific sources by Latin American newspapers. We observed that the process of accommodation into a new space, journalistic space, represents a significant shift in the content of the texts, including information that appears, disappears and is transformed in the process; transformations in the lexica, the style and the argumentation; a change in the hierarchy of the information; a shift in the information emphasized and in the social impact it might have.
keywords: Jornalismo científico
América Latina
Informações científicas
DeCS: Jornalismo Científico
América Latina
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: VENEU, Fernanda; AMORIM, Luis Henrique; MASSARANI, Luisa. Science journalism in Latin America: how the scientific information from a scientific source is accommodated when it is transformed into a journalistic story. JCOM, v. 7, n. 8, p. 1-9, 2008.
ISSN: 18242049
Copyright: restricted access
Appears in Collections:IOC - Artigos de Periódicos
COC - Artigos de Periódicos



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