Humanities - Media

Health - May 11
When a story in the Los Angeles Times recently claimed that the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19 had mutated into a more contagious version, it was quickly amplified by other outlets and stoked fears that the virus was becoming more dangerous. The problem is, that wasn't necessarily true. Scientists quickly took to Twitter to point out the research paper the story was based on was a preprint - a first draft of scientific findings.
Media - Mar 30

From newspapers to television, from the internet to social media, we experience an overload of information on the Covid-19 pandemic. Science journalism has become an important source to help individuals understand what is true and what is false. In this video Philip Di Salvo, a post-doc researcher at USI Institute of Media and Journalism, proposes four key words to comprehend what is happening to the media. What good practices should readers adopt?

Media - Nov 6, 2019
Media

The Swiss population's trust in science and research is high to very high. As the Science Barometer Switzerland 2019 study shows, people in Switzerland have a positive attitude towards science and are keen to receive information about research, with climate and energy considered the most important topics.

Media - May 23, 2019

Researchers at the Institute of Psychology show how news about immigrants and language describing immigrants shape prejudice against immigrants and other social minorities, as part of the project «Immigrants in the Media». For instance, nouns used for describing the ethnicity of immigrants enhance prejudice against immigrants more than adjectives.

Media - Feb 25

Guidelines on reporting suicide are aimed at preventing further suicides and minimising distress to the bereaved. Here Dr Alexandra Pitman (UCL Psychiatry) writes about her research looking at how relatives of suicide victims respond to news, and speaks to others in the field.

Media - Aug 15, 2019

The #MeToo movement has encouraged women to share their personal stories of sexual harassment. While the movement amplifies previously unheard voices, a Carnegie Mellon University analysis of #MeToo media coverage shows accusers are often portrayed as sympathetic, but with less power and agency than their alleged perpetrators.

Media - May 17, 2019

Photo credit: Lucía Vergara and Article 19-Mexico City, Mexico Photo credit: Lucía Vergara and Article 19-Mexico City, Mexico Researchers from 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries, hosted by the Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas, will share information on the challenges journalists face and their contributions to society.

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Media - 07.07
Praktijkassistent(e) communicatiemanagement (60%) Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Computer Science - 06.07
Mitarbeiter*in (m/w/d) für den Bereich Server Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig
Media - 06.07
Crop Science Centre Media Technician (Part time) University of Cambridge
Media - 03.07
Leitung Zeitschriftenmanagement VwGr IIIb Universität Innsbruck
Media - 03.07
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (w/m/d) [32031] Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
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