The media is the primary source of information about science for adults. My research is seeking to understand the role of social media in the relationship between science and society in the debate concerning genetically modified (GM) food and crops.
The research will examine the framing of scientific expertise and the production of scientific facts in UK online news articles. In addition, it will also investigate how scientific expertise is challenged or endorsed in the associated online comments sections.
Book review of What’s So Controversial about Genetically Modified Food?, Graduate Journal of Food Studies, Vol. 5, no. 1 (2018).
Eric Jensen and Catherine Price (November 2016) Genetic Futures and the Media. In eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester.
June 2018: Genetically Modified (GM) Food: A Recipe for Disaster or a Recipe for Success?
Poster presented at The Sociological Review’s Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges Conference at The BALTIC, Gateshead
June 2017: The Representation of Genetically Modified (GM) Food in Online Media: A Science Issue or Food Issue?
Poster presented at The British Sociological Association Food Study Group Conference at the University of Westminster.
November 2016: Genetically Modified Food and Crops in the UK: The Value of Scientific Expertise in Online News Articles and the Challenge from Online Comments
Paper presented at The Politics of Expertise in Media and Cultural Research Conference at Birmingham City University.
August 2016: Genetically Modified Food: The Role of Online Media in Shaping the Debate in the UK
Paper presented at the Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference at the Royal Geographical Society, London.
June 2016: The Role of UK News Website Online Articles and Associated Comments and Twitter in the Genetically Modifed Food Debate
Poster presented at the Worcester Postgraduate Conference at the University of Worcester.
May 2016: Coverage of Genetically Modified Food: The Role of UK News Website Online Articles and Associated Comments and Twitter in Shaping Public Perceptions
Paper presented at the Oxford and Cambridge Food Forum at the University of Oxford.
March 2016: Public Engagement with Science: Coverage of the Genetically Modified Food Debate in an Online Setting
Paper presented at the IFSTAL (Food Systems Learning) conference at the University of Oxford.
Blog posts relating to The Sociological Review’s Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges Conference at The BALTIC, Gateshead. These have been published on the conference website as part of a live blogging research project, June 2018.
1) Structure and Undisciplining
2) Live Blogging and the Cinema Experience
3) The Feminist Walk of the City
4) Reflections on Live Blogging
Reflections on the IFSTAL Symposium 2017 – Technology: A silver bullet for the food system? Published by IFSTAL, February 2017.
Dr Eric Jensen
Dr David Wright