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Oct 30, 2023 es Article
Products of public communication of science and technology: the case of the National University of Misiones

by María Itatí Rodríguez

This paper shares advances of an ongoing research that investigates the meanings in relation to the communication of science and technology (CPCyT) by researchers at the National University of Misiones. We are interested in reflecting on the central role of social communication in the production and communication of scientific and technological knowledge. Our study investigates the formats and media used by researchers to communicate the results of their productions. In this article, we will focus on identifying, describing and analysing proposed CPCyT products in projects at the mentioned University during 2018-2020.

Volume 6 • Issue 02 • 2023

Oct 09, 2023 pt Article
Alzheimer's disease in science blogs: the case of the Science Media Ring

by Alberto Henrique Melo, Fernanda Azevedo Veneu and Marcelo Borges Rocha

We investigated main points about Alzheimer's disease in Brazilian science blogs. Main subjects were explanations about the disease, besides fighting and preventing it. More scientific communication activities on the subject are recommended.

Volume 6 • Issue 02 • 2023

Sep 25, 2023 es Article
Study on the perception of scientific communication, actors, and digital media related to three Ecuadorian scientific communication networks during the COVID-19 pandemic

by Sofía Cabrera-Espín, Roberto Vallejo-Imbaquingo and M. Claudia Segovia-Salcedo

The article presents the results of an exploratory study conducted through the application of an online questionnaire to Twitter users close to three active scientific dissemination networks during the pandemic in Ecuador (Kuna Ecuador, Red Ecuatoriana de Mujeres Científicas, and Red DivulgaCiencia). The main objective is to propose specific strategies for the use of the digital platform to disseminate science and persuade public opinion, starting with an understanding of the perception regarding the concepts used to refer to the communicative interaction between the scientific community and society.

Volume 6 • Issue 02 • 2023

Sep 11, 2023 es Article
The scientific communication of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo in three periods of analysis

by Sofia Foladori-Invernizzi and Luciano Levin

This study analysed news stories from the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo in three time periods during the first year of the pandemic in Brazil. Through content analysis, in the context of a theoretical framework that includes elements of public communication of science, community health and critical epidemiology, we sought to identify trends and changes in the topics reported and concluded that there is a change of focus with the evolution of the pandemic and limitations are observed to address scientific issues.

Volume 6 • Issue 02 • 2023

Sep 05, 2023 es Article
The human-technology relationship in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

by José de Jesús Guridi Colorado

Through discourse analysis, the human-technology relationship in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is explored and the construction of a scenario based on apparently rational rules is discovered, where science, magic and mythology seem to be the same thing. The technology is presented as an invasion to the human, who is forced to adapt to understand the technology that invaded him. Finally, when the human learns not to question the invasion and to use technology to protect and improve himself, the new technology (previously an invader) and the human, integrate until they merge.

Volume 6 • Issue 02 • 2023

Aug 21, 2023 es Article
Conceptual basis for the establishment of a Centre for Science Communication

by Patricia Aguilera-Jiménez and César A. Domínguez

Some research and surveys conducted in Mexico show that there is still a lack of knowledge on how to increase public engagement with science. Because of this, a study was carried out using conceptual frameworks of Science Communication for a Centre for Science Communication. Three axes are outlined: modalities WITH, FOR and BETWEEN the public; public engagement with science and science capital. At the same time, programmes are proposed to carry out activities and encourage awareness, interest, intrinsic motivation, enjoyment and understanding in order to contribute to scientific culture.

Volume 6 • Issue 02 • 2023

Aug 02, 2023 pt Article
Biodiversity conservation in zoo and aquarium signs

by Alessandra Bizerra, Bianca Hipólito de Oliveira, Rafael Vitame Kauano, Bruno Rafael Santos de Cerqueira, Iara Grotz Moreira de Vasconcellos, Marcelo Kei Sato, Ana Luiza Cerqueira das Neves and Carolina Ansaldi

Faced with the environmental crisis, zoos and aquariums assume themselves as central to the conservation of biodiversity. On the other hand, fierce criticism is directed towards these institutions, especially those coming from movements supporting animal welfare. Thus, an attempt is made to investigate the meanings related to the conservation of biodiversity expressed by these institutions in their communication resources. A clipping of a broader research is presented, with the analysis of the discourse displayed on plaques of four institutions, two Brazilian and two international.
It is possible to observe a variety of meanings about biodiversity conservation, encompassing its ontological, epistemological and axiological dimensions.

Volume 6 • Issue 02 • 2023

May 30, 2023 pt Article
Research on misinformation and science communication: a review of the Latin American literature

by Kaique Mancoso, Amanda Paes, Thaiane de Oliveira and Luisa Massarani

In this article, we aim to carry out a literature review of studies carried out in Latin America on misinformation and science communication, in particular academic articles on this theme. Our corpus consisted of 142 articles, identified in the databases Scopus, Web of Science, Dimensions and Scielo. The results show that Brazil is the main stage of these analyses and appears in 65.5% of the corpus. It points to a concentration of research published from 2020, which correlate with the Covid-19 pandemic, being this the most studied theme (69.0%). The articles address digital social network studies (35.2%) and media studies (33.1%). We discuss the need to strengthen research among Latin American countries as a way to understand the specific nature of the circulation of science misinformation in the region and structure better ways to address it.

Volume 6 • Issue 01 • 2023

May 30, 2023 pt Article
Science in the media: a proposal for information classification based on the case study of "Folha" and "NYT" in the first year of the pandemic

by Mariana Hafiz, Sabine Righetti, Estêvão Gamba, Fernanda Quaglio de Andrade and Natália Flores

The press plays a key role in the media communication of the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on this premise, this study has analyzed a sample of texts on Covid-19 published in "Folha de S.Paulo" and "The New York Times" in the first half of the pandemic in order to categorize the information published in six groups. We found that one in ten contents dealt with "Science and new researches", the same proportion of content covering "Political crisis”. The results show that reporting on science and on crises in the Brazilian and U.S. managements of the pandemic (including misinformation coming from authorities) may have received equal attention from the press.

Volume 6 • Issue 01 • 2023

May 30, 2023 es Article
Analysis of the social network TikTok as a means of scientific dissemination to fight misinformation. Case study: Andean Community

by Sofía Cabrera-Espín, Ana Cecilia Vaca-Tapia and Nicolle Mendoza

During the COVID19 pandemic, social networks became the main source of information and misinformation. In these spaces, image and immediacy prevailed when sharing information. Tiktok appears as an emerging social network with its own performance that promotes entertainment through rapidly making audiovisual content viral. This research studies TikTok as a means of scientific dissemination, analysing the audiovisual resources used and the content published to identify their impact on the social network's niche audiences.

Volume 6 • Issue 01 • 2023