Experts & Speakers Faculty Profile
S. Holly Stocking
Associate Professor of Journalism
Interests:Journalism, teaching, science and environmental writing, magazine reporting, literary journalism, media coverage of science and technology
- B.S. in Journalism at Northwestern University, 1966
- M.S. in Journalism at Northwestern University, 1969
- 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.