The Online Library Learning Center website is no longer being maintained, so information may be out-of-date.
This website should now be used as an historical reference.

« previous Page 5 of 11 next »

DNA in the News

But not a big story

June 13, 1953

The popular press does not take much notice of the discovery, except for a few short articles in the science sections of newspapers:

Drs. Watson and Crick find clue to chemistry of heredity by solving molecular pattern of nucleic acid DNA.

(13 June 1953). New York Times, p. 8.

Newspaper Article Characteristics
AUDIENCE: General public
AUTHOR: Journalists
TIMELINESS: Provides the most up-to-date information available. Usually carries live reports from "on-the-scene" with little time for analysis.
CONTENT: May include interviews with people involved or eyewitnesses to the event

« previous Page 5 of 11 next »