Cancer News Coverage

Example publications:

Ratcliff, C. L., Jensen, J. D., Christy, K., R., Crossley, K., & Krakow, M. (2018). News coverage of cancer research: Does disclosure of scientific uncertainty enhance credibility? In H. D. O’Hair (Ed.), Risk and health communication in an evolving media environment (pp. 156-175). New York, NY: Routledge. (Looking for the stimuli? Click here)

King, A. J., Jensen, J. D., Guntzviller, L. M., Perez, D., & Krakow, M. (2018). Ethnic newspapers and low-income Spanish-speaking adults: Influence of news consumption and health motivation on cancer prevention behaviors. Ethnicity & Health, 23(4), 410-424.

Jensen, J. D., Pokharel, M., Scherr, C. L., King, A. J., Brown, N., & Jones, C. (2017). Communicating uncertainty to the public: How amount and source of uncertainty impact fatalism, backlash, and overload. Risk Analysis, 37(1), 40-51. (2017 Best Paper in Risk Analysis) (Looking for the stimuli? Click here)

Yale, R. N., Jensen, J. D., Carcioppolo, N., Sun, Y., & Liu, M. (2015). Examining first- and second-order factor structures for news credibility. Communication Methods and Measures, 9(3), 152-169

King, A. J., Jensen, J. D., Carcioppolo, N., Krakow, M. M., & Sun, Y. (2015). Comparing theories of media learning: Cognitive mediation, information utility, and knowledge acquisition from cancer news. Mass Communication & Society, 18(6), 753-775.

Jensen, J. D., Scherr, C. L., Brown, N., Jones, C., Christy, K., & Hurley, R. J. (2014). Public estimates of cancer frequency: Cancer incidence perceptions mirror distorted media depictions. Journal of Health Communication, 19, 609-624.

Niederdeppe, J., Lee, T., Robbins, R., Kim, H. K., Kresovich, A., Kirshenblat, D., Standridge, K., Clarke, C. E., Jensen, J. D., & Fowler, E. F. (2014). Content and effects of news stories about uncertain cancer causes and preventive behaviors. Health Communication, 29, 332-346.

Jensen, J. D., Scherr, C. L., Brown, N., Jones, C. L., & Christy, K. (2013). Public perception of cancer survival rankings. Health Education & Behavior, 40, 721-729.

Jensen, J. D., Krakow, M., John, K. K., & Liu, M. (2013). Against conventional wisdom: When the public, the media, and medical practice collide. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13(3), 1-7.

Jensen, J. D., & Hurley, R. J. (2012). Conflicting stories about public scientific controversies: Effects of news convergence and divergence on scientist’s credibility. Public Understanding of Science, 21, 659-704.

Jensen, J. D. (2011). Knowledge acquisition following exposure to cancer news articles: A test of the cognitive mediation model. Journal of Communication, 61, 514-534.

Jensen, J. D., Carcioppolo, N., King, A. J., Bernat, J. K., Davis, L. A., Yale, R., & Smith, J. (2011). Including limitations in news coverage of cancer research: Effects of news hedging on fatalism, medical skepticism, patient trust, and backlash. Journal of Health Communication, 16, 486-503. (2012 ComSHER Article of the Year)

Moriarty, C. M., Jensen, J. D., & Stryker, J. E. (2010). Frequently cited sources in cancer news coverage: A content analysis examining the relationship between cancer news content and source citation. Cancer Causes & Control, 21, 41-49.

Jensen, J. D., Moriarty, C. M., Hurley, R. J., & Stryker, J. E. (2010). Making sense of cancer news coverage trends: A comparison of three comprehensive content analyses. Journal of Health Communication, 15, 136-151.

Stryker, J. E., Moriarty, C. M., & Jensen, J. D. (2008). Effects of newspaper coverage on public knowledge about cancer prevention. Health Communication, 23, 380-390.

Jensen, J. D. (2008). Scientific uncertainty in news coverage of cancer research: Effects of hedging on scientists’ and journalists’ credibility. Human Communication Research, 34, 347-369.

Jensen, J. D., & Hurley, R. J. (2005). Third-person effects and the environment: Social distance, social desirability, and presumed behavior. Journal of Communication, 55, 242-256. (Earlier version was an NCA Top Paper in Mass Communication)