COMPLETED (2014-2018): Reassembling health news

This dissertation’s principal message is that the production of health news should not be interpreted as a linear translation of specific, often very technical, scientific information from the world of biomedicine to a wide audience. In this interpretation, journalists assume the role of “translators” who convert the language of science into understandable “lay terms”. Nevertheless, journalists are often criticized by biomedical professionals for being bad translators. Apparently, there seems to be some kind of mismatch between journalism and science.



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ABSTRACT | Are hyperlinking practices in online health news healthy? A Belgian case study (download)

PRESENTATION | Are hyperlinking practices in online health news healthy? A Belgian case study (download)

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Fake news is geen journalistiek probleem, al levert het journalisten wel problemen op (download)

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Fake News - What's in a name? (download)