Most studies of research integrity in the general media focus on the coverage of specific cases of misconduct. This paper tries to provide a more general, long-term perspective by analysing media discourse about research integrity and related themes in the Italian and United Kingdom daily press from 2000 to 2016. The results, based on a corpus of 853 articles, show that media coverage largely mirrors debates about integrity and misconduct. In fact, salient themes in the news include the importance to overcome the so-called “rotten apple” paradigm; the key role of public trust in science; and the need to address flaws in the peer-review system.

When public discourse mirrors academic debate: research integrity in the media / B. Massimiano, I. Ampollini. - In: SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ETHICS. - ISSN 1353-3452. - 26:1(2020 Feb), pp. 451-474. [10.1007/s11948-019-00103-5]

When public discourse mirrors academic debate: research integrity in the media

I. Ampollini
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2020

Abstract

Most studies of research integrity in the general media focus on the coverage of specific cases of misconduct. This paper tries to provide a more general, long-term perspective by analysing media discourse about research integrity and related themes in the Italian and United Kingdom daily press from 2000 to 2016. The results, based on a corpus of 853 articles, show that media coverage largely mirrors debates about integrity and misconduct. In fact, salient themes in the news include the importance to overcome the so-called “rotten apple” paradigm; the key role of public trust in science; and the need to address flaws in the peer-review system.
research integrity; scientific misconduct; media analysis; science communication; daily press
Settore M-STO/05 - Storia della Scienza e delle Tecniche
   Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research
   PRINTEGER
   European Commission
   Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
   665926
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3-apr-2019
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