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The phrase "popular press" refers to publications, such as newspapers and magazines, that can be easily read and understood by a general audience. Some focus on investigative reporting, some are independent, others cater to certain points of view, and many depend on subscribers and advertising revenue.
How does scientific information find its way into the popular press?
Editors are looking for content that their readers will find engaging. The writers working for these publications get leads on science stories from:
This humorous comic illustrates how scientific information travels from the scientists to your grandma!
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Scholarly and general interest articles on many subjects. Some full text. 1975-
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Use UP Library Search to find books, streaming videos, online resources, journal articles, and much more (Search Tips). See our Finding Books on the Shelf handout for help locating books in the building.
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