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dc.contributor.authorSamuel, G-
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, C-
dc.contributor.authorGardner, J-
dc.identifier.citationPublic Understanding of Science, (August 2015)en_US
dc.description.abstractScience press officers can play an integral role in helping promote expectations and hype about biomedical research. Using this as a starting point, this article draws on interviews with 10 UK-based science press officers, which explored how they view their role as science reporters and as generators of expectations. Using Goodwin’s notion of ‘professional vision’, we argue that science press officers have a specific professional vision that shapes how they produce biomedical press releases, engage in promotion of biomedical research and make sense of hype. We discuss how these insights can contribute to the sociology of expectations, as well as inform responsible science communication.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project was funded by the Wellcome Trust (Wellcome Trust Biomedical Strategic Award 086034).en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.subjectPress officersen_US
dc.subjectProfessional visionen_US
dc.subjectSociology of expectationsen_US
dc.titleUK science press officers, professional vision and the generation of expectationsen_US
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