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Media‐Eye View

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150452
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195150457.003.0014
 Media‐Eye View

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The John Scopes “monkey trial” over evolution in 1925 set a pattern for news coverage of future disputes in courts, churches, school boards, and legislatures. This chapter samples media treatment of science–religion disputes – from Galileo to Arkansas and Kansas – and applies a news “framing” theory. It details court cases, political battles, news bias, and academic events on science–religion topics.

Keywords: Arkansas; evolution; frames; Galileo; Kansas; media; newspapers; religion; science; Scopes

Chapter.  7723 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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