Opening up “openness”
I am now following a simple, yet scientifically reasonable logic: Firstly, a bulk of every research that is being conducted is publicly funded. Secondly, the public opinion on a topic is to some degree dependent on media coverage of that very topic. Hence, thirdly, public media do have a certain influence on the general acceptance of Open Science. So, what I do dare to do is a short observation of how the very notion of Open Science is being framed in popular media. To that end, I combed through the archives of some newspapers and magazines, eventually deciding to focus on three media, namely on the anglophone media of The Atlantic (this article, this and this) and The New York Times (used articles here and here) as well as a big german newspaper called the Süddeutsche Zeitung (article one, two and three).