I’m so excited! My journal article on Kenyan newspaper coverage of genetically modified crops has just been published in the 16 April 2013 issue of the Journal of Agricultural & Food Information. The paper is based on research that I carried out towards my MSc degree in Agricultural Information and Communication Management at the University of Nairobi.
Media communication of science is one of my professional interests and I am particularly interested in how the subject of genetically modified food is covered in the local mass media following the enactment of Kenya’s Biosafety Bill in February 2009.
In brief, my thesis research sought to examine the main frames used by three mainstream Kenyan newspapers (Daily Nation, The Standard and Taifa Leo) in their coverage of genetically modified crops during the period between the publishing of the Biosafety Bill and the 6-month period following the Bill’s enactment into law (June 2007 to August 2009). I also examined the tone of coverage and the main sources of information.
Here’s the link to the Accepted Manuscript: A Framing Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Genetically Modified Crops in Kenya
Citation: Lore, T.A., Imungi, J.K. and Mubuu, K. 2013. A framing analysis of newspaper coverage of genetically modified crops in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information 14(2): 132-150.
If you’re interested in more details, my thesis can be accessed from the University of Nairobi’s institutional repository: An analysis of the coverage of genetically modified crops by mainstream Kenyan print media: the case of the Daily Nation, The Standard and Taifa Leo, 2007-2009