UK national newspaper coverage of hybrid embryos: source strategies and struggles

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Williams, Andrew James; Gajevic, Slavko; Lewis, Justin Matthew Wren; Kitzinger, Jenny;
  • Publisher: Cardiff University
  • Subject: P1 | H1

This report examines the media debates around animal- human admixed embryos as a struggle for favourable coverage between different groups of news sources. The newspaper reporting of hybrid embryos offers insight into an often bitterly fought war of words between two br... View more
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    1. Overview.......................................................................................................................11 1.1 The sample ...............................................................................................................11 1.2 The media timeline...................................................................................................11 1.3 How prominent were pieces about hybrid embryos?...............................................14 1.4 Who wrote about hybrid embryo research? .............................................................15 1.5 Which newspapers covered the hybrid embryo debate? ..........................................17 1.6 What news events provided the “hook” for coverage of the debate? ......................18

    2. The Source Struggle .....................................................................................................21 2.1 How many pro- and anti- sources were quoted in the coverage? ............................21 2.2 How did the source struggle develop over time? .....................................................22 2.3 Whichsource groups were cited most on either side of the debate? .......................23 2.4 How did the source struggle play out in different newspapers? ..............................23 2.5 How did different kinds of reporters quote sources? ...............................................24 2.6 Party politics and the source struggle ......................................................................25

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