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ENV 162: Introduction to Oceanography: Popular Press

Definition

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 some exist only to generate advertising revenue. 

 time magazine

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!

Real or Fake?

Searching Newspapers and Magazines

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