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dc.contributor.authorWingenbach, Gary J.eng
dc.contributor.authorRutherford, Tracy A.eng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.description.abstractWhat do journalists think about information source trustworthiness, bias, and fairness in communicating agricultural biotechnology issues? Fifty Texas journalists and 40 national agriculture journalists representing newspapers and television media responded to this study. Journalists believed university scientists/researchers and newspapers were trustworthy, unbiased, and fair, while activist groups were untrustworthy, completely biased, and unfair in communicating agricultural biotechnology issues. They were most opposed to public opinion outweighing scientists' opinions when making decisions about scientific research. A substantial positive correlation occurred between national agriculture journalists' attitudes toward democratic processes in science (i.e., the extent that public opinion is considered in scientific decision-making processes) and trust in newspapers.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by Hatch Act (H-8934) and State of Texas funds; it was produced through the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station, Texas.eng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 8(4) 2005: 213-220.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/101eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 8, no. 4 (2005)eng
dc.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.org/v8n4/v8n4a03-wingenbach.htmeng
dc.subjectinformation sourceseng
dc.subjectbiaseng
dc.subjecttrustworthinesseng
dc.subjectbiotechnology concernseng
dc.subject.lcshJournalists -- Texas -- Attitudeseng
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural biotechnology -- Press coverageeng
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural journalists -- Attitudeseng
dc.titleTrust, Bias, and Fairness of Information Sources for Biotechnology Issueseng
dc.typeArticleeng


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