Honoree

S. Holly Stocking

AWARDS

American Association for the Advancement of Science (2008)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Indiana University Bloomington
School of Journalism

BIOGRAPHY

Holly Stocking is associate professor in the IU School of Journalism. Her interests include: Journalism, teaching, science and environmental writing, magazine reporting, literary journalism, media coverage of science and technology. She earned her B.S. in Journalism at Northwestern University, 1966; M.S. in Journalism at Northwestern University, 1969; and Ph.D. in Mass Communications at Indiana University, 1983.

Holly Stocking teaches science communication in the School of Journalism. Her expertise is on how science is portrayed in the news media. With independent scholar Lisa W. Holstein, she has begun to develop case studies on how journalists cover claims about the uncertainties and unknowns in science. These cases are part of a longstanding interest in the social construction of scientific ignorance and the news media's role in that process. She is the co-author, with Paget H. Gross, of How Do Journalists Think? an examination of cognitive biases and errors in newsgathering.