The Role of the Media in the Politics of Nanotechnology

Period Juni 2010 bis Dezember 2010
Conductor Prof. Dr. Frank Marcinkowski and Prof. Dr. Matthias Kohring
Assistance Julia Metag M.A.
Institution Department of Communication
Funding Institute for Technology Assessment  and Systems Analysis Karlsruhe (ITAS) Institute for Technology Assessment Vienna (ITA), TA-Swiss Institute for Technology Assessment Bern
Tags Nanotechnology, science communication, framing


The project analyses the media coverage of nanotechnology of the German, Swiss and Austrian media. Nanotechnology cannot be directly experienced and observed – all that people know about it and their interpretations and opinions are mainly based on information from the mass media. Therefore, this first systematic study of the German, Swiss and Austrian media coverage about nanotechnology aims to analyse the media frames of this emerging technology.


Standardized content analysis