Media Coverage of Different Scientific Disciplines in the Croatian Daily Press – Socio-Historical Perspective
Keywords:SCIENCE, MEDIA COVERAGE, DAILY PRESS, SOCIO-HISTORICAL CONTEXT, MEDICALISATION
The goal of this research was to determine the changes in frequency and characteristics of
media reporting of different scientific disciplines in the socio-historical context in which they arise. The
research was conducted using the method of content analysis, which comprised Croatian daily newspapers
with the highest readership in two time periods: ’socialism‘, from 1986 to 1988, and ’democracy‘, from
2006 to 2008. The constructed week method was used to select a total of 885 articles. The findings confirm
the specificities in media communication of particular scientific disciplines in different socio-political
contexts, as well as a tendency of levelling media practices in line with global trends, such as growing
orientation towards medicalisation and socio-spatial domination of ’Western‘ news
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