Climate Change, Communication, and Energy Politics

Science, Communication, and Society

  • Markowitz, E. M., Nisbet, M. C., Danylchuk, A. J., & Engelbourg, S. I. (2017). What’s That Buzzing Noise? Public Opinion on the Use of Drones for Conservation Science. BioScience, 67(4), 382-385.
  • Nisbet, M.C. & Markowitz, E. (2015). Expertise in an Age of Polarization: Evaluating Scientists’ Political Awareness and Communication Behaviors. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 658, 136-154.
  • Besley, J. & Nisbet, M.C. (2013). How Scientists View the Media, the Public, and the Political Process. Public Understanding of Science, 22: 644-659. [PDF] [HTML summary]
  • Besley, J., Oh, S.W., & Nisbet, M.C. (2013). Predicting Scientists’ Participation in Public Life. Public Understanding of Science, 22, 8, 971-987 [PDF].
  • Fahy, D. & Nisbet, M.C. (2011). The Science Journalist Online: Shifting Roles and Emerging Practices. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism12: 778-793. [HTML]
  • Nisbet, M.C. & Goidel, R.K. (2007). Understanding Citizen Perceptions of Science Controversy: Bridging the Ethnographic-Survey Research Divide.  Public Understanding of Science, 16, 4, 421-440. [PDF]
  • Nisbet, M.C., Scheufele, D.A., Shanahan, J.E., Moy, P., Brossard, D., & Lewenstein, B.V. (2002). Knowledge, Reservations, or Promise? A Media Effects Model for Public Perceptions of Science and Technology. Communication Research, 29 (5), 584-608. [PDF]

Biotechnology, Communication, and Politics

  • Nisbet, M.C. & Becker, A. (2014). The Polls-Trends: Public Opinion about Stem Cell Research Across U.S. Elections and Legislative Debates. Public Opinion Quarterly, 78, 1003–1022.
  • Nisbet, M.C. & Markowitz, E. (2014). Understanding Public Opinion in Debates Over Biomedical Research: Looking Beyond Partisanship to Focus on Beliefs about Science and Society. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88473.
  • Nisbet, M.C. & Fahy, D. (2013). Bioethics in Popular Science: Evaluating the Media Impact of The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksBMC Medical Ethics, 14: 10. [HTML & PDF]
  • Zarzeczny, A., Rachul, C., Nisbet, M.C., & Caulfield, T. (2010). Stem Cell Clinics in the News. Nature Biotechnology, 28, 12, 1243-46.
  • Brossard, D. & Nisbet, M.C. (2007). Deference to Scientific Authority Among a Low Information Public: Understanding American views about Agricultural Biotechnology.  International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 19, 1, 24-52. [PDF]
  • Nisbet, M.C. & Huge, M. (2006). Attention Cycles and Frames in the Plant Biotechnology Debate: Managing Power and Participation Through the Press/Policy Connection. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 11, 2, 3-40. [PDF]
  • Goidel, K. & Nisbet, M.C. (2006). Exploring the Roots of Public Participation in the Controversy over Stem Cell Research and Cloning. Political Behavior, 28 (2), 175-192. [PDF]
  • Nisbet, M.C. (2005). The Competition for Worldviews: Values, Information, and Public Support for Stem Cell Research.  International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 17, 1, 90-112.
  • Scheufele, D.A., Nisbet, M.C., & Ostman, R.A. (2005) International News in Times of Crisis: September 11 News Coverage, Public Opinion, and Support for Civil Liberties.  Mass Communication & Society, 8 (3), 197-218.
  • Nisbet, M.C. (2004). The Polls: Public Opinion about Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning.  Public Opinion Quarterly, 68 (1), 132-155. [PDF]
  • Nisbet, M.C., Brossard, D., & Kroepsch, A. (2003).  Framing Science: The Stem Cell Controversy in an Age of Press/Politics.  Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics,8 (2), 36-70. [PDF]
  • Nisbet, M.C. & Lewenstein, B.V. (2002).  Biotechnology and the American media: The Policy Process and the Elite Press, 1970 to 1999.  Science Communication, 23 (4) 359-391. [PDF]

Political Communication, Media, and Public Opinion

  • Nisbet M.C. & Scheufele, D.A. (2004).  Political Talk as a Catalyst for Online Citizenship.  Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 81, 4, 877-896.
  • Scheufele, D.A., Nisbet., M. C., Brossard, D., & Nisbet, E. C. (2004). Social Structure and Citizenship: Examining the Impacts of Social Setting, Network Heterogeneity, and Informational Variables on Political Participation. Political Communication, 21, 315-328.
  • Nisbet, E.C., Nisbet, M.C., Scheufele, D.A., & Shanahan, J. (2004).  Public Diplomacy, Television News, and Muslim Opinion.  Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics 9 (2), 11-37.
  • Scheufele, D. A., Nisbet, M. C., & Brossard, D. (2003). Pathways to Participation? Religion, Communication Contexts, and Mass media. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 15 (3), 300-324.
  • Scheufele, D.A. & Nisbet, M.C. (2002). Being a Citizen On-line: New Opportunities and Dead Ends.  Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 7 (3), 53-73. [PDF]

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