Looking Over the Shoulders of Researchers: In Quest of a Research-media Partnership and Online, News Media–based Researcher Identities on the Galathea 3 Expedition From 2006 to 2007

Charlotte Autzen, Kristian H. Nielsen

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The Galathea 3 Expedition from 2006 to 2007 combined research and online news media, allowing journalists literally to “look over the shoulders of researchers.” The authors analyze 781 news articles published online by three media partners of the expedition, all well-established media companies including high-quality newspapers in their portfolio. Less than half of all articles covered research. The articles about research mainly represented researchers as knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and hardworking experts. Taking into consideration public criticism and clashes between journalists and researchers, the authors situate the research-media partnership and their findings in contemporary debates about science and the media.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScience Communication
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)472–500
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Media portrayal of journalism
  • Public understanding of science
  • Mass media

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