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Non-News Values in Science Journalism

  • Felicity Mellor
Part of the Global Issues Series book series (GLOISS)

Abstract

In February 2011, a team of scientists announced that they couldn’t see the space beneath a lump of crystal.1 Of course, they didn’t put it quite like that in their paper in Nature Communications and nor did the journalists who picked up the story. Rather, converting a highly constrained instance of nonseeing into a newsworthy event, both scientists and journalists referred instead to the creation of an “invisibility cloak.” As the Daily Star put it: “Scientists have created a real-life Harry Potter style ‘invisibility cloak’.”2

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