Hype in science is prevalent in science communication. Examples include celebrity scientists and exaggerated claims for the outcomes of research. I wanted to know: Is hype always a distortion and a lie? Or, can it be redeemed?
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Macknight and Medvecky present a novel, agent-centric approach for understanding how people gain knowledge about economics via Google
How conflict framing and social identity affect public opinion
Colvin and co-authors conduct an experimental survey to gauge how media headlines with different levels of conflict framing affect public opinion in the case of land use change.
Non-Western and indigenous knowledges in science communication
Existing accounts of science communication history are largely Eurocentric and Western. Orthia argues that science communication should foster diverse expertise and develop deeper cross-cultural connections.